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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


No Longer White: The Nineteenth-Century Invention of Yellowness

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/9780691140315.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book investigates when and how East Asians became yellow in the Western imagination. It follows a trajectory that emphasizes an important shift in thinking about race during the course of the ... More


Chapter Ten North by Southwest: The Final Years

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter details how in the last years of Strayhorn’s life, his and Ellington’s activities drifted in various directions. While the orchestra embarked on some of its most commercial projects ... More


Nineteenth-Century Anthropology and the Measurement of “Mongolian” Skin Color

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/9780691140315.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how the “yellow race” became an important focus in nineteenth-century anthropology. More specifically, it considers how the whole notion of skin tone had become inextricably ... More


Concessions, Conflict, and Conciliation: China, 1895–1899

KEITH NEILSON

in Britain and the Last Tsar: British Policy and Russia, 1894-1917

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204701
eISBN:
9780191676369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204701.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores British influence in the Far East through Anglo-Russian agreement over Chinese railway concessions. The Muravev-Scott agreement brought to an end four years of concession ... More


Before They Were Yellow: East Asians in Early Travel and Missionary Reports

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/9780691140315.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how East Asians were seen by medieval travel narrators and missionaries before they became yellow at the end of the eighteenth century. The story begins in 1511, when the ... More


Buying Time: British Submarine Capability in the Far East, 1919–1940

James Goldrick

in The Sea and the Second World War: Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781949668049
eISBN:
9781949668056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668049.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by James Goldrick analyzes the Royal Navy's experiences in relation to the submarine force in the Far East during the interwar years. It argues that the story of submarine policy and ... More


The Russo-Japanese War

KEITH NEILSON

in Britain and the Last Tsar: British Policy and Russia, 1894-1917

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204701
eISBN:
9780191676369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204701.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Russo-Japanese War, which brought about the decisive turning point in Anglo-Russian relations between 1894 and 1914. Before the war, Russia had repeatedly rejected British ... More


Taxonomies of Yellow: Linnaeus, Blumenbach, and the Making of a “Mongolian” Race in the Eighteenth Century

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/9780691140315.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the emergence of new sorts of human taxonomies as well as new claims about the color of all human groups, including East Asians, during the course of the eighteenth century, ... More


Churchill, Japan, and British Security in the Pacific 1904–1942

Robert O’Neill

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The challenge that Japan posed to Imperial Russia in 1904 was watched with keen and sympathetic interest by two observers whose paths were destined to cross: Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill. ... More


The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905

T. G. Otte

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199211098
eISBN:
9780191705731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211098.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

Between 1894 and 1905 the question of the Chinese Empire's future development, its survival even, was the most pressing overseas problem facing the Great Powers. The China Question had the most ... More


French Union Combat Forces

Charles R. Shrader

in A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165752
eISBN:
9780813165950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

In Chapter 2, the author describes the French reoccupation of Indochina following World War II and the organization of the French high command and territorial command structures. The strength and ... More


Stunting in Africa and China

Deborah Lavin

in From Empire to International Commonwealth: A Biography of Lionel Curtis

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198126164
eISBN:
9780191671623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198126164.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Curtis had gained a reputation for making colonial constitutions. He was drawn into the affairs of tropical Africa by Joseph Oldham. They collaborated on a second African campaign which was to ... More


Thunder from the East: The Sino-Japanese Conflict and the European Powers, 1933–1938

Zara Steiner

in The Triumph of the Dark: European International History 1933-1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199676095
eISBN:
9780191804786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199676095.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the years 1933–1938, which saw the outbreak of an undeclared war between China and Japan and the involvement of European powers in the conflict, including Britain, France, ... More


Occupation

Andrew T. McDonald and Verlaine Stoner McDonald

in Paul Rusch in Postwar Japan: Evangelism, Rural Development, and the Battle against Communism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813176079
eISBN:
9780813176109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176079.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Rusch returned to Japan to find destruction, despair, and starvation everywhere. Rusch began his work for the Civil Intelligence Section in Tokyo, uncovering evidence for the International Military ... More


Burnt by the Sun: The Koreans of the Russian Far East

Jon K. Chang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824856786
eISBN:
9780824872205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856786.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This study focuses on two primary arguments. First, it demonstrates how the Koreans of the Russian Far East were continually viewed as a problematic or maligned nationality during the Tsarist and ... More


Contesting Issues of State Power in the Diaspora

Richard S. Kim

in The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195369991
eISBN:
9780199918263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369991.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

This chapter examines the challenges and dilemmas in centralizing the national authority of the Korean Provisional Government (KPG) in Shanghai and developing focused policies toward the homeland. ... More


Japan and the Creation of a New Order in East Asia, 1894–1902

Evan Braden Montgomery

in In the Hegemon's Shadow: Leading States and the Rise of Regional Powers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702341
eISBN:
9781501704017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702341.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines Great Britain's response to the power shift that was taking place in East Asia during the period 1894–1902, and especially to Japan's emergence as a rising power. It first ... More


Introduction

Rachel Mairs

in Hellenistic Far East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520281271
eISBN:
9780520959545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281271.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The Hellenistic Far East is a region encompassing those parts of Iran, Central Asia and India which fell under the rule of Greek kings in the period after Alexander the Great. The history of the ... More


Full-Dress Talks: The American-British Conversations-1 Conference, January–March 1941

William T. Johnsen

in The Origins of the Grand Alliance: Anglo-American Military Collaboration from the Panay Incident to Pearl Harbor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168333
eISBN:
9780813168340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168333.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter addresses the first full-fledged, formal staff talks between U.S. and British military staffs. The narrative outlines the detailed negotiations that resulted in an agreed coalition grand ... More


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