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Mental Hygiene and Political Control, 1928-1937

Emily Baum

in The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580616
eISBN:
9780226580753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580753.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the 1930s, the concept of "mental hygiene" penetrated Chinese intellectual discourse. Concerned with the treatment and prevention of psychological and psychiatric disorders, mental hygienists ... More


Enlisting Citizens in the Military Mobilization of the Nationalist State

Yan Xu

in The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China, 1924-1945

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176741
eISBN:
9780813176772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176741.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Xu discusses how conscription laws, army textbooks, and the New Life Movement propaganda helped the Chinese Nationalist state construct the soldier figure in the 1930s. These supplementary materials ... More


The YMCA and the Gospel for the Urban Elite

Thomas H. Reilly

in Saving the Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190929503
eISBN:
9780190929534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190929503.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

The YMCA was one of the most influential organizations in Chinese society during the time of the republic. Its membership was recruited from the urban elite, chiefly the industrial, commercial, and ... More


Introduction

David C. Schak

in Civility and Its Development: The Experiences of China and Taiwan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455973
eISBN:
9789888455492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455973.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

A 1963 op-ed piece in the ruling party newspaper by an American graduate student listing incivilities and breaches of public morality became a call to develop civility in Taiwan that almost ... More


Kong Temple and the Modern Politics of Culture

James A. Flath

in Traces of the Sage: Monument, Materiality, and the First Temple of Confucius

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853709
eISBN:
9780824868741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853709.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 5 considers how, in the 20th century, Kong Temple became subject to a modern political discourse. Where it was once oriented toward the past, the temple was now situated within the political ... More


Inside and Outside Chinese America

Annelise Heinz

in Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190081799
eISBN:
9780190081829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190081799.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

By the 1930s, mahjong stood in both China and abroad as “the national game of China.” Many Chinese Americans embraced mahjong for both its perceived Chineseness and its perceived Americanness. ... More


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