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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


The Chinese Educational Commission

Edward J. M. Rhoads

in Stepping Forth into the World: The Chinese Educational Mission to the United States, 1872-81

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028863
eISBN:
9789882207424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028863.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The CEC or the Chinese Educational Commission was the Chinese Educational Mission's (CEM) American Headquarters. The CEC had multiple responsibilities like engaging in public relations by cultivating ... More


Origins

Edward J. M. Rhoads

in Stepping Forth into the World: The Chinese Educational Mission to the United States, 1872-81

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028863
eISBN:
9789882207424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028863.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Down through the nineteenth century, the Confucian classics and their ethical teachings has been the core of Chinese education. To seek knowledge from any other source was considered a waste of time, ... More


Transpacific Articulations: Student Migration and the Remaking of Asian America

Chih-Ming Wang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836429
eISBN:
9780824871055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836429.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In 1854 Yung Wing, who graduated with a bachelor's degree from Yale University, returned to a poverty-stricken China, where domestic revolt and foreign invasion were shaking the Chinese empire. ... 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


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