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Hong Kong: Migrant Lives, Landscapes, and Journeys

Caroline Knowles and Douglas Harper

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226448565
eISBN:
9780226448589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448589.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In 1997 the United Kingdom returned control of Hong Kong to China, ending the city's status as one of the last remnants of the British Empire and initiating a new phase for it as both a modern city ... More


Oil and Water: Being Han in Xinjiang

Tom Cliff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359939
eISBN:
9780226360270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360270.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The experience of being Han in Xinjiang is part of the broader experience of migration and frontier settlement in PRC-era China. Drawing on analysis of history, biography, and social structure, Oil ... More


Inheritance of Loss: China, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption After Empire

Yukiko Koga

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411941
eISBN:
9780226412276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226412276.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Inheritance of Loss explores how contemporary generations come to terms with losses inflicted by imperialism, colonialism, and war that happened decades ago, and how descendants of perpetrators and ... More


Broadening the Discussion

Christopher Bjork

in High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226309385
eISBN:
9780226309552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309552.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter nine expands the scope of the discussion to include evidence from other nations that have introduced ambitious educational reforms recently. The commonalities between initiatives enacted in ... More


"Red Revolution, Green Revolution": Scientific Farming in Socialist China

Sigrid Schmalzer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330150
eISBN:
9780226330297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330297.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1968, the director of USAID coined the term "green revolution" to celebrate the new technological solutions that promised to ease hunger and so forestall the spread of more "red revolutions" ... More


Building a “World-Wide Fraternity”: The Bureau, China, and John Savage

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Beginning in the 1930s, the Bureau of Reclamation received increasing requests from abroad for technical assistance, and a great deal of this support became focused on the activities of a small group ... More


The Rural Modern: Reconstructing the Self and State in Republican China

Kate Merkel-Hess

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226383279
eISBN:
9780226383309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226383309.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Chinese Communist Party has often been credited with recognizing the revolutionary potential of a mobilized peasantry. Yet in the 1920s and 1930s the Communists were not the only Chinese who ... More


Local Interests in Global Games: The Cases of China and India

Karthik Ramanna

in Political Standards: Corporate Interest, Ideology, and Leadership in the Shaping of Accounting Rules for the Market Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226210742
eISBN:
9780226210889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226210889.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter provides evidence that the American experience with accounting rulemaking is not unique and that special-interest politics has a role in accounting rulemaking worldwide. It focuses on ... More


Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226181660
eISBN:
9780226181684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

When Adolf Hitler came to power and the German army began to sweep through Europe, almost 20,000 Jewish refugees fled to Shanghai. A remarkable collection of the letters, diary entries, poems, and ... More


Epilogue

in Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226355597
eISBN:
9780226355610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355610.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

For the members of the Society of Jesus who assumed the personae studied in this book, the figures of the saintly mathematician, the apologetic voyager, the Jesuit academician, and even the edifying ... More


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