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Introduction

Janet Y. Chen

in Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter briefly illustrates what life was like for the urban poor in Republican-era China. It also traces the changes in attitudes about “poverty” and the policies enacted for its ... More


Buddhist Archaeology in Republican China: a New Relationship to the Past: 2008 Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture

Sarah E. Fraser

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on Buddhist archaeology in Republican China given at the British Academy's 2008 Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture. This texxt ... More


Double Identity of the Colonial Intelligentsia: Ho Kai

Law Wing Sang

in Collaborative Colonial Power: The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099296
eISBN:
9789882206755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099296.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers Arif Dirlik's critical study of the argument against the overemphasis of colonial discourse analysis in the determining power of discourse without taking the wider ... More


Buddhist Activism, Urban Space, and Ambivalent Modernity in 1920s Shanghai

J. Brooks Jessup

in Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172769
eISBN:
9780231541107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

J. Brooks Jessup’s chapter explores how Chinese Buddhist identity acquired new meaning in the modern urban context of early twentieth-century Shanghai. Focusing on the construction of religious space ... More


Unearthing the Nation: Modern Geology and Nationalism in Republican China

Grace Yen Shen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226090405
eISBN:
9780226090542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090542.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Unearthing the Nation uses the development of modern geology to explore the complex relationship between science and nationalism in Republican China. While social commentators of the time could link ... More


Introducing Zweig in Turbulent Times: From the New Culture Movement to Illegal Communist Propaganda

Arnhilt Johanna Hoefle

in China's Stefan Zweig: The Dynamics of Cross-Cultural Reception

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824872083
eISBN:
9780824876852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872083.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Stefan Zweig’s works were first introduced in Republican China after the fall of the Qing Empire (1644-1911) during a period of transition, re-orientation, and civil war. This chapter focuses on two ... More


The “Ellis Effect”: Translating Sexual Science in Republican China, 1911–1949

Rachel Hui-Chi Hsu

in Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293373
eISBN:
9780520966673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293373.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the tension between claims to universal translatability and practices of unruly or subversive appropriations by focusing on the changing character of a series of translations of ... More


Zweig and the Chinese Love-Letter Fever: The Many Uses of in Republican China

Arnhilt Johanna Hoefle

in China's Stefan Zweig: The Dynamics of Cross-Cultural Reception

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824872083
eISBN:
9780824876852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872083.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the 1920s and 1930s China was swept by a “love-letter fever,” a craze for real and fictional romantic letters (qingshu). One of this trend’s most important representatives was the notoriously ... More


From Nationalism to Collaboration

Margherita Zanasi

in Saving the Nation: Economic Modernity in Republican China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226978734
eISBN:
9780226978741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226978741.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter highlights the deep impact of the intellectual constructs of nation building on the political life of Republican China. It also explores how different visions of nation led to two ... More


The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures

Justin M. Jacobs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226711966
eISBN:
9780226712154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712154.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book provides a new interpretive framework for Western archaeological expeditions along the Silk Road in northwestern China during the first three decades of the twentieth century. By placing ... More


Zouping in Historical Perspective

Guy Alitto

in Zouping Revisited: Adaptive Governance in a Chinese County

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503604001
eISBN:
9781503604551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604001.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter discusses the complicated historical background of Zouping County, Shandong Province, China. It shows how historical factors influenced subsequent social, economic and political events ... More


Conclusion

in Modern China's Network Revolution: Chambers of Commerce and Sociopolitical Change in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774093
eISBN:
9780804777872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774093.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter focuses on the legacy of the Lower Yangzi chambers of commerce. The network revolution led by these chambers of commerce and other new associations in late Qing and early ... More


Introduction

Gregor Benton and Hong Liu

in Dear China: Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298415
eISBN:
9780520970540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298415.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter provides a detailed account of the origins of qiaopi and their significance for Chinese international migration and modern Chinese history. Emigrants’ letters and ... More


Cosmopolitan Roots in Shanghai

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/9780190081799.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Mahjong had been spreading throughout China’s urban centers for four decades before the rest of the world began playing it. A new elite class of Chinese intermediaries eventually helped introduce ... More


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