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An Uneasy Engagement: Chinese Ideas of Global Order and Justice in Historical Perspective

Rana Mitter

in Order and Justice in International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251209
eISBN:
9780191599293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251207.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Mitter's study argues that until the late Qing, concepts of international order and justice were alien to China's imperial rulers. Subsequently, however, in the nineteenth and early twentieth ... More


Conclusion

Peter van der Veer

in The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter explains the significance of comparing the social location of religion, spirituality, magic, and secularity in India and China. Such a comparison shows the differential impact ... More


Modernization and Imperialism

W. G. Beasley

in Japanese Imperialism 1894–1945

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221685
eISBN:
9780191678479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221685.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Japan, following China, took on a trading role as primary producer, relying on Europe and America for manufactures. This did not last. Whereas China's place in the world economy was to remain ... More


Afterword: Postcolonial Theories and Thai Semicolonial Hybridities

Peter A. Jackson

in The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter discusses postcolonial theories of cultural hybridity to delineate some of the main forms of Siamese/Thai responses to the West. It compares Nestor García Canclini's account ... More


The Native Dog and the Colonial Dog

Aaron Herald Skabelund

in Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450259
eISBN:
9780801463235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450259.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter compares the colonial dog with the native dog, both of which were viewed by colonizers and the colonized as distinct. It traces the path of the colonial dog in order to shed light on the ... More


The Imperialist Argument

Arvind Sharma

in Are Human Rights Western?: A Contribution to the Dialogue of Civilizations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679489
eISBN:
9780199081714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679489.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the imperial argument for the claim that human rights are Western. One version of the argument is that the colonized had no concept of human rights as such. Thus, the very ... More


The Middle East after Empire: Sovereignty and Institutions

Louise Fawcett

in Sovereignty After Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643042
eISBN:
9780748653270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643042.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explores the different, often contradictory, meanings of empire and sovereignty in the history of the modern Middle East and considers how they have interacted, positively and ... More


“Birth Control for a Nation”: The IUD as Technoscientific Biopower

Chikako Takeshita

in The Global Biopolitics of the IUD: How Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter demonstrates that researchers were focused on improving and measuring the contraceptive efficacy of the device in the early phase of the development. It specifically illustrates how the ... More


Revival: Missionary Reform in Alice Hobart’s Yang and Yin and Missionary Rebuke in Claude McKay’s Banana Bottom

Albert H. Tricomi

in Missionary Positions: Evangelicalism and Empire in American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035451
eISBN:
9780813039640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035451.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter studies two notable missionary novels, Alice Tisdale Hobart's 1936 Yang and Yin and Claude McKay's Banana Bottom. The first novel is considered to be the best fictional account of an ... More


From Peril to Profit: Opium in Late-Edo to Meiji Eyes

Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi

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/9780520220096.003.0021
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on nineteenth-century Japan. It notes that the Tokugawa and Meiji regimes, both before and after 1868, enjoyed almost total success at controlling opium within Japan's borders, ... More


A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of Wu Chih Tien: Imperial Romance and Chinese Modernization

Hsuan L. Hsu

in Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain's Asia and Comparative Racialization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880416
eISBN:
9781479843404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880416.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Mark Twain's imagined encounter with modernized Chinese missionaries to the United States by reading his writings alongside the antiracist and anti-imperialist discourses ... More


Leaving Asia for America: Yung Wing, Study Abroad, and Translated Subjectivity

Chih-Ming Wang

in Transpacific Articulations: Student Migration and the Remaking of Asian America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836429
eISBN:
9780824871055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836429.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter takes up the transpacific endeavor of Yung Wing—the first Chinese ever to obtain a college degree in the United States—as a point of departure to explain how study abroad reflects a ... More


Early Civilization in China: Reflections on How It Became Chinese

Paul S. Ropp

in Heritage of China: Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese Civilization

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064409
eISBN:
9780520908932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064409.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the Western perceptions of China from the late sixteenth century to the present. To sixteenth-century Westerners, China was large, tough, and well-ordered. They never ceased to ... More


A “Century of Humiliation”

Peter Hays Gries

in China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232976
eISBN:
9780520931947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232976.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on China's century-long national humiliation. It describes Xia Ziyi's 1996 painting The Awakened Lion with calligraphy which states that “the sleeping lion has awoken, erasing ... More


Market Economy under the Confucian-Legalist State

Dingxin Zhao

in The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory of Chinese History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199351732
eISBN:
9780199351756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351732.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines why post-Song China failed to create an indigenous industrial capitalism. It summarizes the old and new theories on “the rise of the West” question; offers a critique of the new ... More


Different Conceptions of Nationalism

Arskal Salim

in Challenging the Secular State: The Islamization of Law in Modern Indonesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832377
eISBN:
9780824868963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832377.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents debates over the idea of nationalism and Islam–state relations in pre-independence Indonesia (from the 1920s to the early 1940s). It identifies a widespread conviction that ... More


Dissident Voices on the History of Palestine-Israel: Martin Buber and the Bi-National Idea, Walid Khalidi’s Indigenous Perspective

John Docker

in Sovereignty: Frontiers of Possibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835637
eISBN:
9780824871420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835637.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter focuses on the thinking of two great twentieth-century intellectuals—one Jewish, Martin Buber, the other Palestinian, Walid Khalidi—in terms of a textual analysis of their writing in ... More


From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy: The Question of India and the Transformation of Geopolitics in Qing China

Matthew Mosca

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782241
eISBN:
9780804785389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782241.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Between the mid-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries, Qing rulers, officials, and scholars fused diverse, fragmented perceptions of foreign territory into one integrated worldview. In the same ... More


A Stoic Critique of Cosmopolitanism

Phillip Mitsis

in Cosmopolitanisms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479829682
eISBN:
9781479839681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829682.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Phillip Mitsis offers a polemical corrective to the uses of ancient philosophy in the influential reformulations of cosmopolitanism by Kwame Anthony Appiah and Martha Nussbaum. Appiah and Nussbaum ... More


‘Sufficient Dramatic or Adventure Interest’: Authenticity, Reality and Violence in Pre-War Animal Documentaries from South-East Asia

Timothy P. Barnard

in The Colonial Documentary Film in South and South-East Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407205
eISBN:
9781474430487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407205.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In his chapter, Timothy Barnard explores issues of authenticity and the close relations that always existed between documentary and narrative cinema. Focusing on American films about Komodo dragons ... More


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