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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


Siege

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0064
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the role played by Cixi in the Boxer Uprising. During the uprising, Beijing lay in ruins concealed by smoke, flames, and darkness. Hoping to damage foreign properties, the ... More


The Former Legation District

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0030
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the early twentieth century, Peking had another walled district that was not built on the initiative of Yong Le or his successors. It enclosed a rectangular area running along the east side of ... More


The Eastern Tartar City

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0032
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Eastern Tartar City is home to several famous temples, city wall remnants, and princely mansions. Alas, the character of this section of the city is under assault by the wrecking ball. All the ... More


The Western Tartar City

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0034
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter continues with the visit to the Old Tartar City, which has a variety of sights, including scenic lakes and other landmarks. The intersection at Di An Men West Avenue and Di An Men Wai ... More


Northern Suburbs

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0043
Subject:
History, Asian History

The face of New Peking will be found in the suburbs to the north of the Old Tartar City. The authorities have selected these plains for the construction of modern apartment blocks for the friends ... More


The Frigate Captain

Colin Pengelly

in Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033136
eISBN:
9780813038780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033136.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the career of Samuel Hood as frigate captain. It suggests that this position brought Hood to one of the most active and successful phases of his professional career in the Royal ... More


Entanglement

Chris Thompson

in Felt: Fluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653546
eISBN:
9781452946184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653546.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter discusses the Buddhist concepts of enlightenment and the “rainbow body” in conjunction with Beuys’ possibly fictional encounter with “Tartar nomads,” which, upon further geologic ... More


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