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Piercing the Bamboo Curtain: Tentative Bridge-building to China During the Johnson Years

Michael Lumbers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077784
eISBN:
9781781700808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077784.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This is a comprehensive study of US policy towards China during the presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson, a critical phase of the Cold War immediately preceding the dramatic Sino-American ... More


Maxine Hong Kingston

Helena Grice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Since the publication of The Woman Warrior in 1976, Maxine Hong Kingston has gained a reputation as one of the most popular—and controversial—writers in the Asian American literary tradition. This ... More


Imperial sisters in Hong Kong: disease, conflict and nursing in the British Empire, 1880–1914

Angharad Fletcher

in Colonial Caring: A history of colonial and post-colonial nursing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099700
eISBN:
9781526104397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099700.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Transnational developments in biomedicine and technology together with broader social changes, not only reshaped disease prevention and healthcare policy, but facilitated mass migrations of people, ... More


Two China ‘gadabouts’: guerrilla nursing with the Friends Ambulance Unit, 1946–48

Susan Armstrong-Reid

in Colonial Caring: A history of colonial and post-colonial nursing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099700
eISBN:
9781526104397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099700.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter draws upon a rich collection of untapped private and public papers held in Canada, the USA, and Great Britain. With the promise to “go anywhere, do anything”, British surgical nurse ... More


State violence and China’s unfinished national unification: conflict with minorities

Terry Narramore

in Violence and the State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097027
eISBN:
9781526103987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097027.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Violence was a widespread and fundamental part of the reconstitution of the state and attempts to build national unification in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).Emerging from a prolonged period ... More


Hong Kong and British culture: postwar contexts

Mark Hampton

in Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099236
eISBN:
9781526104373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter provides the context in which Britain’s post-war cultural engagement with Hong Kong occurred. At the end of World War II, the Colonial Government resumed control over a now depopulated ... More


Sorting out China: British accounts from pre-Opium War Canton

John M. Carroll

in The Cultural Construction of the British World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097898
eISBN:
9781526104403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Canton System, which regulated China's trade with the West from the mid-1700s until the Opium War (1839-1842), has often been held up as an example of everything that was wrong with Qing China ... More


Eurocentrism, ‘civilization’ and the ‘barbarians’

Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century: Setting the precedent

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089909
eISBN:
9781781708484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089909.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In the course of nineteenth century countries were distinguished into ‘civilized’ and ‘uncivilized’ (‘barbarians’) with Europe the basis of comparison, within the construction known as ‘standard of ... More


China – the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989

M. Anne Brown

in Human Rights and the Borders of Suffering: The Promotion of Human Rights in International Politics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061059
eISBN:
9781781700365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061059.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

During April and May of 1989, Beijing was the site of an extraordinary series of demonstrations and political actions that came to be known as ‘the Beijing Spring’. Protesters, which included ... More


From India to China: P&O and the opium trade, 1845–57

Freda Harcourt

in Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics of Empire From Its Origins to 1867

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073939
eISBN:
9781781700761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073939.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the role played by the steamships of P&O in the opium trade. P&O started to transport opium from Bombay to China in 1847 and the low volume and high value of opium made it an ... More


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