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Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New Order: The Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937-1945

Parks Coble

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232686
eISBN:
9780520928299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232686.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines the devastating impact of Japan's invasion and occupation of the lower Yangzi on China's emerging modern-business community. Arguing that the war gravely weakened Chinese ... More


Assassinations

Frederic Wakeman

in Spymaster: Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234079
eISBN:
9780520928763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234079.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the history of revolutionary assassinations in China. It explains that the first Chinese revolutionary to attempt political assassination was Shi Jianru who tried to kill the ... More


Introduction

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/9780226978741.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book provides an image of a Nationalist government deeply divided, debunking the prevalent interpretation that it was a monolithic political entity, firmly under the leadership of Jiang Jieshi ... More


An Opium Tug-of-War: Japan versus the Wang Jingwei Regime

Motohiro Kobayashi, Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi, and Aaron Skabelund

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0065
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the Wang Jingwei regime, which replaced the Reformed Government in Nanjing in 1940 and survived to the end of war. It explains that Wang strove for a higher degree of autonomy ... 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


Declaring War as an Issue in Chinese Wartime Diplomacy

Tsuchida Akio

in Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789660
eISBN:
9780804793117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

China declared war on Japan only after Pearl Harbor, while Japan never followed suit. Tsuchido Akio demonstrates that contrary to generally held opinion, China did not decline to declare war on Japan ... More


China's Minzu Economy

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/9780226978741.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the understanding of Wang Jingwei and Chen Gongbo in China's crisis, their notion of economic modernity, and their development of the idea of minzu economy as the foundation of ... More


The Politics of Reconstruction: Song Ziwen and the National Economic Council

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/9780226978741.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter describes Song Ziwen's ideas of economic modernization and shows that Wang Jingwei's and Chen Gongbo's ideas of nation building had wide resonance among most of the Nationalist civilian ... More


The Indispensable Regime: Thought Reform in Wartime, 1937–1945

Jan Kiely

in The Compelling Ideal: Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300185942
eISBN:
9780300186376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185942.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter illustrates how the imperatives of wartime mobilization produced a stunning escalation of earlier developments. Once unleashed by the eruption of full-scale war in 1937, the intense ... More


Confronting Encirclement: Chongqing, 1939–1941

Shuge Wei

in News Under Fire: China's Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928-1941

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390618
eISBN:
9789888390359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390618.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 8 examines the Nationalist government’s foreign propaganda activities after Chiang Kai-shek moved the capital to Chongqing. Despite Japan’s constant air attacks and the lack of news ... More


The Cotton Control Commission and the Corporativist Organization of the Nation

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/9780226978741.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter describes how Wang Jingwei's and Chen Gongbo's idea of minzu economy led the National Economic Council (NEC) leaders to embrace corporativism. The NEC became a corporativist ... More


The Rural Question: Identity, Modernity, and Peasants in China's Industrial Development

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/9780226978741.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter explores the productivist policies of the GMD and how they affected its rural policies. Rural recovery was crucial for Wang Jingwei's and Chen Gongbo's vision of modern nationhood with ... More


Officials, Industrial Magnates, and Bureaucratic Capitalism

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/9780226978741.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter addresses Cotton Control Commission (CCC) reforms in urban areas, reforms designed to modernize the production and management of industrial plants. It reviews the final political demise ... More


Implementing Rural Reforms

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/9780226978741.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter investigates Cotton Control Commission (CCC) reforms in rural areas: their goals, their potential to change the socioeconomic structure of the Chinese village, and the problems these ... More


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