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The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Yuri Pines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Established in 221 BCE, the Chinese empire lasted for 2,132 years before being replaced by the Republic of China in 1912. During its two millennia, the empire endured internal wars, foreign ... More


Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Janet Y. Chen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the early twentieth century, a time of political fragmentation and social upheaval in China, poverty became the focus of an anguished national conversation about the future of the country. ... More


Thistle and Bamboo: The Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart

Shiona Airlie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028924
eISBN:
9789882207615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028924.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, artefacts and coins, Sir James Stewart Lockhart (1858–1937) spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei—the former ... More


Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Paul French

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The history of foreign journalists in China starts with the newspapers printed in the European Factories of Canton in the 1820s and ends with the Communist revolution in 1949. It also starts with a ... More


The Dragon and the Crown: Hong Kong Memoirs

Stanley S.K. Kwan and Nicole Kwan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099555
eISBN:
9789882207530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099555.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

While Hong Kong's spectacular economic growth and political development have been well documented, the social and cultural lives of the ordinary people swept up in the changes have not found a ... More


Stepping Forth into the World: The Chinese Educational Mission to the United States, 1872-81

Edward J. M. Rhoads

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028863
eISBN:
9789882207424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028863.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Chinese Educational Mission was one of the earliest efforts at educational modernization in China. As part of the Self-Strengthening Movement, the Qing government sent 120 students to New England ... More


The Age of Openness: China before Mao

Frank Dikotter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099203
eISBN:
9789882206595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099203.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China's modern history, but this book shows instead that the first half of ... More


Introduction

Janet Y. Chen

in Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter briefly illustrates what life was like for the urban poor in Republican-era China. It also traces the changes in attitudes about “poverty” and the policies enacted for its ... More


Prologue: The Story of a Stone

Michael Keevak

in The Story of a Stele: China's Nestorian Monument and Its Reception in the West, 1625-1916

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098954
eISBN:
9789882207608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098954.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Story of a Stele is a book about Western perceptions of a Chinese object, but it is not a book of sinology. It is also about Western presumptions and Western self-interest. It is believed that ... More


Introduction

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is about the friendship of two women, the Empress Dowager Cixi and Sarah Pike Conger, the wife of an American diplomat stationed at Peking over the years 1898–1905. Mrs. Conger came to ... More


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