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A Translucent MirrorHistory and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology

A Translucent Mirror: History and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology

Pamela KyleCrossley

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520215665
eISBN:
9780520928848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this landmark exploration of the origins of nationalism and cultural identity in China, the author traces the ways in which a large, early modern empire of Eurasia, the Qing (1636–1912), ... More

The Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bembo

The Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bembo

Ambrosio Bembo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249387
eISBN:
9780520940130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249387.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In 1671, Ambrosio Bembo, a young nobleman bored with everyday life in Venice, decided to broaden his knowledge of the world through travel. That August he set off on a remarkable, occasionally ... More

Tropics of SavageryThe Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Robert Tierney

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a study of the figures and tropes of “savagery” in Japanese colonial culture. Through an analysis of literary works, ethnographic studies, and a variety of other discourses, the book ... More

The Two Eyes of the EarthArt and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran

The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran

Matthew Canepa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257276
eISBN:
9780520944572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257276.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This study examines a pivotal period in the history of Europe and the Near East. Spanning the ancient and medieval worlds, it investigates the shared ideal of sacred kingship that emerged in the late ... More

An Unfinished RepublicLeading by Word and Deed in Modern China

An Unfinished Republic: Leading by Word and Deed in Modern China

David Strand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267367
eISBN:
9780520948747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267367.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This reading of China's twentieth-century political culture argues that the Chinese Revolution of 1911 engendered a new political life—one that began to free men and women from the inequality and ... More

The Unmaking of the Middle EastA History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands

The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands

Jeremy Salt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255517
eISBN:
9780520934757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255517.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Written for those who want to know more about the Middle East than the mainstream media is willing or able to tell, this book begins by examining a question that has been asked by numerous ... More

Untold History of RamenHow Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze

Untold History of Ramen: How Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze

George Solt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520277564
eISBN:
9780520958371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277564.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Untold History of Rāmen is a study of the role of rāmen noodles in reproducing labor power and redefining the nation at key moments in the history of modern Japan. The shifting composition and ... More

Venice IncognitoMasks in the Serene Republic

Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

James Johnson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“The entire town is disguised” declared a French tourist of eighteenth-century Venice. And, indeed, maskers of all ranks—nobles, clergy, imposters, seducers, con men—could be found mixing at every ... More

Venice, the Tourist MazeA Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Robert Davis

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“The tourist Venice is Venice,” Mary McCarthy once observed—a sentiment very much in line with what is experienced by most of the fourteen million tourists who visit the city each year, but at the ... More

A Very Dangerous CitizenAbraham Lincoln Polonsky and the Hollywood Left

A Very Dangerous Citizen: Abraham Lincoln Polonsky and the Hollywood Left

Paul Buhle

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223837
eISBN:
9780520936928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223837.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When he was summoned before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1951, Abraham Lincoln Polonsky (1911–1999) was labeled “a very dangerous citizen” by Harold Velde, a congressman from ... More

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