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Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

Michael Keevak

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140315
eISBN:
9781400838608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140315.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In their earliest encounters with Asia, Europeans almost uniformly characterized the people of China and Japan as white. This was a means of describing their wealth and sophistication, their ... More


Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music

Jennifer C. Lena

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150765
eISBN:
9781400840458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150765.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Why do some music styles gain mass popularity while others thrive in small niches? This book explores this question and reveals the attributes that together explain the growth of twentieth-century ... More


Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Ching Kwan Lee

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211254
eISBN:
9780520920040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211254.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Yuk-ling, a busy Hong Kong mother of two, and Chi-ying, a young single woman from a remote village in northern China, work in electronics factories owned by the same foreign corporation, ... More


The Politics of Communist Economic Reform: Soviet Union and China

John F. Padgett

in The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter compares the political, economic, and social-network dynamics of major economic reform campaigns within communism itself by Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, ... More


The Government-purposed Genre

Jennifer C. Lena

in Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150765
eISBN:
9781400840458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150765.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter expands our view to include music produced in other countries. A preliminary survey of the popular music of countries with widely differing political economies, music cultures, and ... More


Yellow Peril: The Threat of a “Mongolian” Far East, 1895–1920

Michael Keevak

in Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140315
eISBN:
9781400838608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140315.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how the discourse of yellow not only became ubiquitous in the West, but also migrated into East Asian cultures during the period 1895–1920, giving rise to “the yellow peril”—the ... More


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


State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China

Shuang Chen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799034
eISBN:
9781503601635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799034.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The book explores the social economic processes of inequality produced by differential state entitlements. Drawing on uniquely rich source materials from central and local archives, the book provides ... More


Human dignity and welfare systems

Chak Kwan Chan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Pro-‘workfare’ governments justify their policies by claiming ‘workfare’ helps enhance self-esteem and promote the dignity of unemployed recipients. On the other hand, welfare activists argue that ... More


Introduction: Japan’s Possible Futures

Frank Baldwin and Anne Allison

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The earthquake, tidal wave, and nuclear meltdown in 2011 brought enormous loss of life and destruction to a Japan already grappling with recession, demographic dilemmas, and challenges from China. ... More


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