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Listening to China: Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter, 1770-1839

Thomas Irvine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226667126
eISBN:
9780226667263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226667263.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

From bell ringing to fireworks, gongs to cannon salutes, a dazzling variety of sounds and soundscapes marked the China encountered by the West around 1800. These sounds were gathered by diplomats, ... More


Trading Freedom: How Trade with China Defined Early America

Dael A. Norwood

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226815589
eISBN:
9780226815596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226815596.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

From the founding of the republic, Americans have made China their business. Trading Freedom investigates how this commercial connection shaped the early United States. Its core contention is that ... More


Geocultural Power: China's Quest to Revive the Silk Roads for the Twenty-First Century

Tim Winter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226658216
eISBN:
9780226658490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226658490.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

China’s Belt and Road Initiative aims to connect continents and integrate Eurasia via a multitude of collaborations spanning trade and infrastructure, culture and finance. Launched in 2013, it ... More


"Red Revolution, Green Revolution": Scientific Farming in Socialist China

Sigrid Schmalzer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330150
eISBN:
9780226330297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330297.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1968, the director of USAID coined the term "green revolution" to celebrate the new technological solutions that promised to ease hunger and so forestall the spread of more "red revolutions" ... More


The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China

Emily Baum

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580616
eISBN:
9780226580753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580753.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book traces a genealogy of madness in China from the turn of the twentieth century to the onset of war with Japan in 1937, revealing the complex and convoluted ways in which “madness” was ... More


Learning from Shenzhen: China's Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City

Mary Ann O'Donnell, Winnie Wong, and Jonathan Bach (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226401096
eISBN:
9780226401263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401263.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Since 1980, the ongoing transformation of rural Bao’an County into Shenzhen Municipality has symbolized and constituted the frontier for China’s post-Mao transition, serving as a model for the ... More


Inheritance of Loss: China, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption After Empire

Yukiko Koga

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411941
eISBN:
9780226412276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226412276.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Inheritance of Loss explores how contemporary generations come to terms with losses inflicted by imperialism, colonialism, and war that happened decades ago, and how descendants of perpetrators and ... More


The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures

Justin M. Jacobs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226711966
eISBN:
9780226712154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712154.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book provides a new interpretive framework for Western archaeological expeditions along the Silk Road in northwestern China during the first three decades of the twentieth century. By placing ... More


Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity

Sean Hsiang-lin Lei

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226169880
eISBN:
9780226169910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169910.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book aims to answer one question: How was Chinese medicine transformed from an antithesis of modernity in the early twentieth century into a potent symbol for China’s exploration of its own ... More


Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China's Borderlands

Judd C. Kinzley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226492155
eISBN:
9780226492322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492322.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This work offers a new resource-centered history of modern Xinjiang. The region, located on China's farthest western border, was shaped in the 20th century by not only Chinese officials, but also ... More


Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226181660
eISBN:
9780226181684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

When Adolf Hitler came to power and the German army began to sweep through Europe, almost 20,000 Jewish refugees fled to Shanghai. A remarkable collection of the letters, diary entries, poems, and ... More


Songs for Dead Parents: Corpse, Text, and World in Southwest China

Erik Mueggler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483382
eISBN:
9780226483412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483412.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Death has become the central salient topic in many parts of rural China. Transformations in economic life, social structure, political ideology, and spiritual aspirations have occurred at dizzying ... More


The Rural Modern: Reconstructing the Self and State in Republican China

Kate Merkel-Hess

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226383279
eISBN:
9780226383309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226383309.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Chinese Communist Party has often been credited with recognizing the revolutionary potential of a mobilized peasantry. Yet in the 1920s and 1930s the Communists were not the only Chinese who ... More


Hong Kong: Migrant Lives, Landscapes, and Journeys

Caroline Knowles and Douglas Harper

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226448565
eISBN:
9780226448589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448589.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In 1997 the United Kingdom returned control of Hong Kong to China, ending the city's status as one of the last remnants of the British Empire and initiating a new phase for it as both a modern city ... More


Oil and Water: Being Han in Xinjiang

Tom Cliff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359939
eISBN:
9780226360270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360270.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The experience of being Han in Xinjiang is part of the broader experience of migration and frontier settlement in PRC-era China. Drawing on analysis of history, biography, and social structure, Oil ... More


Gathering Medicines: Nation and Knowledge in China's Mountain South

Judith Farquhar and Lili Lai

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226763514
eISBN:
9780226763798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763798.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the early 2000s, the government of China encouraged the nation’s 55 registered minority nationalities to “salvage, sort, synthesize, and elevate” ethnic medical knowledge in an effort to create ... More


Asia First: China and the Making of Modern American Conservatism

Joyce Mao

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252711
eISBN:
9780226252858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252858.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines the influence of U.S.-China relations upon the evolution of conservatism in postwar America. After the Chinese civil war concluded in 1949, the right formulated an “Asia First” ... More


Cigarettes, Inc.: An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism

Nan Enstad

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226533285
eISBN:
9780226533452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533452.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Too often, notions of capitalist change rely on the myth of the willful entrepreneur from the global North who transforms the economy and delivers modernity—for good or ill—to the rest of the world. ... More


Unearthing the Nation: Modern Geology and Nationalism in Republican China

Grace Yen Shen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226090405
eISBN:
9780226090542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090542.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Unearthing the Nation uses the development of modern geology to explore the complex relationship between science and nationalism in Republican China. While social commentators of the time could link ... More


Dream Trippers: Global Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality

David A. Palmer and Elijah Siegler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481760
eISBN:
9780226484983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226484983.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The practices of Daoism – China’s indigenous religion – have become increasingly popular in the West over the past decades. But what does the Americanized “Tao” of healing, health, energy, sex and ... More


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