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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


Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Gail Hershatter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098565
eISBN:
9780520916128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098565.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This guide on Chinese and women's history synthesizes recent research on women in twentieth-century China. It surveys more than 650 scholarly works, discussing Chinese women in the context of ... More


Introduction

Linh D. Vu

in Governing the Dead: Martyrs, Memorials, and Necrocitizenship in Modern China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756504
eISBN:
9781501756511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756504.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter records the biographical information about fallen soldiers and civilians at the Academia Historica (Guoshiguan) in Taiwan in 2014. The chapter details the afterlives of the Chinese ... More


Origins of the Modernization Narrative: Nationalist Historiography before 1949

Huaiyin Li

in Reinventing Modern China: Imagination and Authenticity in Chinese Historical Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836085
eISBN:
9780824871338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836085.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the production of the “modernization” narrative that characterized mainstream Chinese historiography in the 1930s—a critical moment in the political and intellectual history ... More


Introduction

Gail Hershatter

in Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098565
eISBN:
9780520916128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098565.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The study of women in twentieth-century China has expanded so quickly since the mid-1980s that a state-of-the-field survey becomes outdated in the time it takes to assemble and write one. Research ... More


Democratizing National Martyrdom

Linh D. Vu

in Governing the Dead: Martyrs, Memorials, and Necrocitizenship in Modern China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756504
eISBN:
9781501756511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756504.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at the martyr hagiographies submitted in response to a 1939 decree. It explains that the decree urged provinces to collect stories of people “who cursed the bandits and died by the ... More


Developing Mission: Photography, Filmmaking, and American Missionaries in Modern China

Joseph W. Ho

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760945
eISBN:
9781501760952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760945.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book offers a transnational cultural history of US and Chinese communities framed by missionary lenses through time and space—tracing the lives and afterlives of images, cameras, and visual ... More


. Labor

Gail Hershatter

in Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098565
eISBN:
9780520916128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098565.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines women and labor, largely organized around twentieth-century economic refigurings and political movements. As yet, little has been done to create a bridge to the emergent ... More


Epilogue: The Return of the Banker

Wen-hsin Yeh

in Shanghai Splendor: Economic Sentiments and the Making of Modern China, 1843-1949

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249714
eISBN:
9780520933422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249714.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

To those who had to choose between Nationalist or Communist affiliations, the regime shift marked a major watershed in China's twentieth century. The 1950s witnessed, on both sides of the Taiwan ... More


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

Jan Kiely

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300185942
eISBN:
9780300186376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185942.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is about the early twentieth-century institutional formation of the system of penal reformation (ganhua) in China, its subsequent expansion and extension, and the related initial emergence ... More


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