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Tropics of SavageryThe Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Robert Tierney

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a study of the figures and tropes of “savagery” in Japanese colonial culture. Through an analysis of literary works, ethnographic studies, and a variety of other discourses, the book ... More

Troubling American WomenNarratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong

Troubling American Women: Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong

Stacilee Ford

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083114
eISBN:
9789882207639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083114.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

American women have lived in Hong Kong, and in neighboring Macao, for nearly two centuries. Many were changed by their encounter with Chinese life and British colonialism. Their openness to new ... More

True to Her WordThe Faithful Maiden Cult in Late Imperial China

True to Her Word: The Faithful Maiden Cult in Late Imperial China

Weijing Lu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758086
eISBN:
9780804786782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758086.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines the broad cultural, social, and gender meanings of the “faithful maiden” cult in late imperial China (1368–1911). Across the empire, an increasing number of young women or ... More

Underground FrontThe Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong

Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong

Christine Loh

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028948
eISBN:
9789882207653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028948.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is an examination of the role that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has played in Hong Kong since the creation of the Party in 1921, through to the present day. The book brings events ... More

Unfinished GesturesDevadasis, Memory, and Modernity in South India

Unfinished Gestures: Devadasis, Memory, and Modernity in South India

Davesh Soneji

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226768090
eISBN:
9780226768113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768113.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book presents the social and cultural history of courtesans in South India, who are generally called devadasis, focusing on their encounters with colonial modernity in the nineteenth and early ... More

An Unfinished RepublicLeading by Word and Deed in Modern China

An Unfinished Republic: Leading by Word and Deed in Modern China

David Strand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267367
eISBN:
9780520948747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267367.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This reading of China's twentieth-century political culture argues that the Chinese Revolution of 1911 engendered a new political life—one that began to free men and women from the inequality and ... More

Unruly PeopleCrime, Community, and State in Late Imperial South China

Unruly People: Crime, Community, and State in Late Imperial South China

Robert J. Antony

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208951
eISBN:
9789888390052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208951.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Unruly People shows that in mid-Qing Guangdong banditry occurred mainly in the densely populated core Canton delta where state power was strongest, challenging the conventional wisdom that banditry ... More

Untold History of RamenHow Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze

Untold History of Ramen: How Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze

George Solt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520277564
eISBN:
9780520958371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277564.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Untold History of Rāmen is a study of the role of rāmen noodles in reproducing labor power and redefining the nation at key moments in the history of modern Japan. The shifting composition and ... More

Unwanted VisionariesThe Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War

Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War

Sergey Radchenko

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199938773
eISBN:
9780199365128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938773.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, Political History

This book explores the Asian dimension of Soviet foreign policy during the last decade of the Cold War. It discusses the origins of Soviet rapprochement with China and the reasons for stalemate in ... More

The UprootedRace, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980

The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980

Christina Elizabeth Firpo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847579
eISBN:
9780824869007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847579.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the untold history of the removal of métis [mixed-race] children from their Vietnamese, Cambodian and Lao mothers as part of a colonial plan to reproduce the French race in ... More

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