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Xue’s Literary Response to the Late Qing Reforms

Nanxiu Qian

in Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui (1866-1911) and the Era of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804792400
eISBN:
9780804794275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792400.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter probes Xue’s poetic response to late Qing reforms. Her four hundred fifty traditional-style poems literally chronicled the era. The termination of the Hundred Days and the repressive ... More


Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China

Hans van de Ven

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231137386
eISBN:
9780231510523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231137386.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book describes the role of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, assesses the influence it had on Chinese history and society, and shows how it transformed China's relationship with the world. ... More


Introduction

Jeff Mielke

in Homer Lea: American Soldier of Fortune

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126166
eISBN:
9780813135632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126166.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Homer Lea was a five-foot, three-inch hunchback whose career was stranger than those found in fictional romantic stories. He was known as a mysterious adventurer, author, and geopolitical strategist, ... More


Introduction: Distance, narrative,and perception

Tom Buchanan

in East Wind: China and the British Left, 1925-1976

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199570331
eISBN:
9780191741425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570331.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter provides background and context for the remainder of the text, which is arranged by chronological chapters. There are three parts; the first examines the question of China's ... More


The Time for Small Kingdoms Has Passed Away: Australia, China, and the Imperial Future

Benjamin Mountford

in Britain, China, and Colonial Australia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198790549
eISBN:
9780191831843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790549.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter concentrates on the imperial significance of Australian engagement with China around the turn of the twentieth century. It illuminates the ways in which that relationship came to ... More


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