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Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New OrderThe Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937-1945

Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New Order: The Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937-1945

Parks Coble

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232686
eISBN:
9780520928299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232686.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines the devastating impact of Japan's invasion and occupation of the lower Yangzi on China's emerging modern-business community. Arguing that the war gravely weakened Chinese ... More

Chinese Visions of Family and State, 1915-1953

Chinese Visions of Family and State, 1915-1953

Susan Glosser

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227293
eISBN:
9780520926394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227293.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

At the dawn of the twentieth century, China's sovereignty was fragile at best. In the face of international pressure and domestic upheaval, young urban radicals—desperate for reforms that would save ... More

The City as SubjectSeki Hajime and the Reinvention of Modern Osaka

The City as Subject: Seki Hajime and the Reinvention of Modern Osaka

Jeffrey Hanes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228498
eISBN:
9780520926837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228498.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In exploring the career of Seki Hajime (1873–1935), who served as mayor of Japan's second-largest city, Osaka, this book traces the roots of social progressivism in prewar Japan. Seki, trained as a ... More

The Colonial BastilleA History of Imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862-1940

The Colonial Bastille: A History of Imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862-1940

Peter Zinoman

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224124
eISBN:
9780520925175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224124.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book focuses on the colonial prison system in French Indochina and its role in fostering modern political consciousness among the Vietnamese. Using prison memoirs, newspaper articles, and ... More

Colonial Project, National GameA History of Baseball in Taiwan

Colonial Project, National Game: A History of Baseball in Taiwan

Andrew Morris

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262799
eISBN:
9780520947603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262799.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This cultural history of baseball in Taiwan traces the game's social, ethnic, political, and cultural significance since its introduction on the island more than one hundred years ago. Introduced by ... More

Cultural CuriosityThirteen Stories about the Search for Chinese Roots

Cultural Curiosity: Thirteen Stories about the Search for Chinese Roots

Josephine Khu

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223400
eISBN:
9780520924918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223400.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is an anthology of autobiographical essays of the Chinese diaspora. Written by ethnic Chinese who were born or raised outside of China, these pieces, full of the details of everyday life, ... More

Disgraceful MattersThe Politics of Chastity in Eighteenth-Century China

Disgraceful Matters: The Politics of Chastity in Eighteenth-Century China

Janet Theiss

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240339
eISBN:
9780520930667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240339.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Looking beyond the familiar trappings of the cult of female chastity — such as hagiographies of widows and chastity shrines — in late imperial China, this book explores the cult's political ... More

Drama KingsPlayers and Publics in the Re-creation of Peking Opera, 1870-1937

Drama Kings: Players and Publics in the Re-creation of Peking Opera, 1870-1937

Joshua Goldstein

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247529
eISBN:
9780520932791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247529.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book describes the formation of the Peking opera in late Qing and its subsequent rise and re-creation as the epitome of the Chinese national culture in Republican era China. Providing an ... More

Earthquake NationThe Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868-1930

Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868-1930

Greg Clancey

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246072
eISBN:
9780520932296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246072.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Accelerating seismic activity in late Meiji Japan climaxed in the legendary Great Nobi Earthquake of 1891, which rocked the main island from Tokyo to Osaka, killing thousands. Ironically, the ... More

Empire at the MarginsCulture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China

Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China

Pamela KyleCrossley (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230156
eISBN:
9780520927537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230156.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Focusing on the Ming (1368–1644) and (especially) the Qing (1364–1912) eras, this book analyzes crucial moments in the formation of cultural, regional, and religious identities. The chapters examine ... More

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