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Admonitions on Governing the PeopleManual for All Administrators

Admonitions on Governing the People: Manual for All Administrators

Yagyong Chong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260917
eISBN:
9780520947702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260917.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is an English translation of one of Korea’s most celebrated historical works, a pre-modern classic so well known to Koreans that it has inspired contemporary literature and television. Written ... More

The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism

The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism

Alan Tansman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245051
eISBN:
9780520943490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245051.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This wide-ranging study of Japanese cultural expression reveals how a particular, often seemingly innocent aesthetic sensibility—present in novels, essays, popular songs, film, and political ... More

Age of IrreverenceA New History of Laughter in China

Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Christopher Rea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Age of Irreverence tells why China’s entry into the modern age was not just traumatic but also uproarious. As the Qing dynasty slumped toward extinction, prominent writers compiled jokes into ... More

Assimilating SeoulJapanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Todd A. Henry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276550
eISBN:
9780520958418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276550.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Assimilating Seoul merges Korean history and Japanese history to uncover interactions obscured by conventional narratives centered on these two nation-states. The first monograph-length study of ... More

Becoming "Japanese"Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation

Becoming "Japanese": Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation

Leo Ching

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225510
eISBN:
9780520925755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225510.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1895 Japan acquired Taiwan as its first formal colony after a resounding victory in the Sino-Japanese war. For the next fifty years, Japanese rule devastated and transformed the entire ... More

Becoming ChinesePassages to Modernity and Beyond

Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond

Wen-hsin Yeh (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219236
eISBN:
9780520924413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219236.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This volume evaluates the dual roles of war and modernity in the transformation of twentieth-century Chinese identity. The chapters argue that war, no less than revolution, deserves attention as a ... More

Beyond the MetropolisSecond Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan

Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan

Louise Young

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275201
eISBN:
9780520955387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275201.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book looks at the emergence of urbanism in the interwar period, a global moment when the material and ideological structures that constitute “the city” took their characteristic modern shape. In ... More

Cartographies of DesireMale-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950

Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950

Gregory Pflugfelder

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520209091
eISBN:
9780520940871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209091.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this study of the mapping and remapping of male-male sexuality over four centuries of Japanese history, the book explores the languages of medicine, law, and popular culture from the seventeenth ... More

Catholic VietnamA Church from Empire to Nation

Catholic Vietnam: A Church from Empire to Nation

Charles Keith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520272477
eISBN:
9780520953826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272477.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This study explores the complex position of the Catholic Church in modern Vietnamese history. It demonstrates how French colonial rule in Indochina allowed for the transformation of Catholic missions ... More

China's New NationalismPride, Politics, and Diplomacy

China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy

Peter Hays Gries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232976
eISBN:
9780520931947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232976.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Three American missiles hit the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, and what Americans view as an appalling and tragic mistake, many Chinese see as a “barbaric” and intentional “criminal act,” the latest in ... More

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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