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Chinese History as a Constructed Continuity: The Work of Rao Zongyi

T. H. Barrett

in How the Past was Used: Historical cultures, c. 750-2000

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266120
eISBN:
9780191860010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266120.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The continuity of Chinese history, through the unfolding of the ‘dynastic cycle’ of its successive imperial regimes, has been taken as one of the great truisms of discourse on China. Yet assertions ... More


The Little Russian Idea in the 1860s

Faith Hillis

in Children of Rus': Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452192
eISBN:
9780801469268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452192.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter reconstructs the schisms that emerged between the officials charged with governing the borderlands' diverse populations and notes the ultimate victory in this debate of strident ... More


The Sprouts of Capitalism

David Faure

in China and Capitalism: A History of Business Enterprise in Modern China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097834
eISBN:
9789882206694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097834.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter describes how business was conducted under the late imperial regime. It also considers China's encounter with capitalism, focusing on the history of the application of the institutions ... More


How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms

Marc Caplan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774765
eISBN:
9780804782555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774765.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book argues that the literatures of ostensibly marginal modern cultures are key to understanding modernism. It undertakes an unprecedented comparison of nineteenth-century Yiddish literature and ... More


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