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At the Crossroads of EmpiresMiddlemen, Social Networks, and State-Building in Republican Shanghai

At the Crossroads of Empires: Middlemen, Social Networks, and State-Building in Republican Shanghai

Nara Dillon and Jean C. Oi (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756198
eISBN:
9780804768436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756198.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

To a degree uncommon among Chinese cities, Republican Shanghai had no center. Its territory was divided among three (sometimes more) municipal governments integrated into various national states and ... More

Between Birth and DeathFemale Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China

Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China

Michelle T. King

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785983
eISBN:
9780804788939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785983.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book breaks down the naturalized and eternal relationship between female infanticide and Chinese culture and reconstructs that association as a product of historical processes of the nineteenth ... More

Borderland CapitalismTurkestan Produce, Qing Silver, and the Birth of an Eastern Market

Borderland Capitalism: Turkestan Produce, Qing Silver, and the Birth of an Eastern Market

Kwangmin Kim

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799232
eISBN:
9781503600423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799232.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book provides an examination of the Muslim notability (begs) and their development of capitalistic enterprises in Eastern Turkestan under the Qing Empire. The begs, the powerful organizers of ... More

Constructing East AsiaTechnology, Ideology, and Empire in Japan's Wartime Era, 1931-1945

Constructing East Asia: Technology, Ideology, and Empire in Japan's Wartime Era, 1931-1945

Aaron Stephen Moore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785396
eISBN:
9780804786690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785396.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The conventional understanding of Japanese wartime ideology has for years been summed up by just a few words: anti-modern, spiritualist, and irrational. Yet such a cut and dried picture is not at all ... More

Culinary NostalgiaRegional Food Culture and the Urban Experience in Shanghai

Culinary Nostalgia: Regional Food Culture and the Urban Experience in Shanghai

Mark Swislocki

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760126
eISBN:
9780804787468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760126.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the unique significance that the Chinese people attach to their country's many distinct regional foods, as well as the shifting roles that Western food plays in urban life. The ... More

Emperor and AncestorState and Lineage in South China

Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

David Faure

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book summarizes twenty years of the author's work in historical anthropology and documents his argument that, in China, ritual provided the social glue which law provided in the West. It offers ... More

Empires of CoalFueling China's Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920

Empires of Coal: Fueling China's Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920

Shellen Xiao Wu

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804792844
eISBN:
9780804794732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792844.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is about how Chinese views of natural resource management underwent a major change as a result of the late Qing engagement with imperialism and science and argues that modern Chinese views ... More

A Family of No ProminenceThe Descendants of Pak T?khwa and the Birth of Modern Korea

A Family of No Prominence: The Descendants of Pak T?khwa and the Birth of Modern Korea

Eugene Y. Park

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788762
eISBN:
9780804790864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788762.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Narrating the history of a hitherto unknown family of chungin (“middle people”) status in early modern Korea, this book engages some key debates on the rise of modern Korea. Between 1590 and 1880, ... More

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

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 Genealogy of DissentThe Progeny of Fallen Royals in Chosŏn Korea

A Genealogy of Dissent: The Progeny of Fallen Royals in Chosŏn Korea

Eugene Y. Park

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781503602083
eISBN:
9781503607231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602083.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book seeks a better understanding of the politics, society, and culture of early-modern Korea by tracing and narrating the history of the descendants of the Koryŏ dynasty (918–1392). Decades ... More

Gourmets in the Land of FamineThe Culture and Politics of Rice in Modern Canton

Gourmets in the Land of Famine: The Culture and Politics of Rice in Modern Canton

Seung-Joon Lee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772266
eISBN:
9780804781763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772266.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

A study of the politics of rice in Canton, this book sheds new light on the local history of the city and illuminates how China's struggles with food shortages in the early twentieth century unfolded ... More

The Kurillian KnotA History of Japanese-Russian Border Negotiations

The Kurillian Knot: A History of Japanese-Russian Border Negotiations

Hiroshi Kimura

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758352
eISBN:
9780804786829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758352.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book provides an answer to the mystery of why no peace treaty has yet been signed between Japan and Russia after the more than sixty years since the end of World War Two. The author, an ... More

Luxurious NetworksSalt Merchants, Status, and Statecraft in Eighteenth-Century China

Luxurious Networks: Salt Merchants, Status, and Statecraft in Eighteenth-Century China

Yulian Wu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804798112
eISBN:
9781503600799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798112.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the transformation of Huizhou salt merchants’ social and political status in eighteenth-century China. These merchants left their homes in the remote countryside of Huizhou, ... More

Mandarins and MartyrsThe Church and the Nguyen Dynasty in Early Nineteenth-Century Vietnam

Mandarins and Martyrs: The Church and the Nguyen Dynasty in Early Nineteenth-Century Vietnam

Jacob Ramsay

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756518
eISBN:
9780804779548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756518.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines the rise of anti-Catholic hostility in early nineteenth-century Vietnam under the Nguyễn dynasty. French missionaries have long been blamed for the destabilization of dynastic ... More

Modern China's Network RevolutionChambers of Commerce and Sociopolitical Change in the Early Twentieth Century

Modern China's Network Revolution: Chambers of Commerce and Sociopolitical Change in the Early Twentieth Century

Zhongping Chen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774093
eISBN:
9780804777872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774093.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chambers of commerce developed in China as a key part of its sociopolitical changes. In 1902, the first Chinese chamber of commerce appeared in Shanghai. By the time the Qing dynasty ended, over ... More

Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II

Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II

Hans van de Ven, Diana Lary, and Stephen MacKinnon (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789660
eISBN:
9780804793117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Before WWII, China mattered little in international relations. Afterwards, it was recognized as one of the victorious allies, it secured a permanent seat in the UN’s Securty Council, and it had ... More

Occupying PowerSex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan

Occupying Power: Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan

Sarah Kovner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776912
eISBN:
9780804783460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776912.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The year was 1945. Hundreds of thousands of Allied troops poured into war-torn Japan and spread throughout the country, altering both the built environment and the country's psychological landscape. ... More

Opera and the CityThe Politics of Culture in Beijing, 1770–1900

Opera and the City: The Politics of Culture in Beijing, 1770–1900

Andrea Goldman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778312
eISBN:
9780804782623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778312.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In late imperial China, opera was an integral part of life and culture, shared across the social hierarchy. Opera transmitted ideas about the self, family, society, and politics over time and space. ... More

The Premise of FidelityScience, Visuality, and Representing the Real in Nineteenth-Century Japan

The Premise of Fidelity: Science, Visuality, and Representing the Real in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Maki Fukuoka

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777902
eISBN:
9780804784627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777902.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book puts forward a new history of Japanese visuality through an examination of the discourses and practices surrounding the nineteenth-century transposition of “the real” in the decades before ... More

Radical EqualityAmbedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy

Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy

Aishwary Kumar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791953
eISBN:
9780804794268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791953.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

It is by now clear that the rhetoric and practice of democracy in the modern nonwest has irreversibly transformed the European meanings of the concept. Crucial to this transformation has been the ... More

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