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Weimar on the PacificGerman Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Ehrhard Bahr

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1930s and 1940s, Los Angeles became an unlikely cultural sanctuary for a distinguished group of German artists and intellectuals—including Thomas Mann, Theodore W. Adorno, Bertolt Brecht, ... More

Weimar SurfacesUrban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany

Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany

Janet Ward

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222984
eISBN:
9780520924734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222984.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Germany of the 1920s offers a stunning moment in modernity, a time when surface values first became determinants of taste, activity, and occupation: modernity was still modern, spectacle was ... More

Who Is Knowledgeable Is StrongScience, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950

Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950

Cyrus Schayegh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254473
eISBN:
9780520943544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254473.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book tells two intertwined stories: how, in early twentieth-century Iran, an emerging middle class used modern scientific knowledge as its cultural and economic capital, and how, along with the ... More

Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Gail Hershatter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098565
eISBN:
9780520916128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098565.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This guide on Chinese and women's history synthesizes recent research on women in twentieth-century China. It surveys more than 650 scholarly works, discussing Chinese women in the context of ... More

Wuhan, 1938War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China

Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China

Stephen MacKinnon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254459
eISBN:
9780520934603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254459.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the spring of 1938, a flood of Chinese refugees displaced by the Anti-Japanese War (1937–1945) converged on the central Yangzi valley tricity complex of Wuhan. For ten remarkable months, in a ... More

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