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China on the Margins

146 China on Margins
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Publication Year: 
2010
Publication Number: 
146

Should modern Chinese history be approached from the center looking out or from the margins looking in? Confronted with contrasting views, it is worth asking what the relationship is between the center (or centers) ad the margins. Twelve contributors attempt to answer this question. The essays in this volume span three major political era: the Qing dynasty (1644-1912), the Republic of China (1912-1949), and the People's Republic of China (1949-present). | 336 pages


CONTENTS

  • Acknowledgments
  • 1 Centers and Margins in Chinese History Sherman Cochran and Paul G. Pickowicz

I CENTERS IN RELATION TO MARGINS

  • 2 Turning Prospectors into Settlers: Gold, Immigrant Miners and the Settlement of the Frontier in Late Qing Xinjiang Judd Kinzley
  • 3 Cultivating Empire: Zuo Zongtang’s Agriculture, Environment,and Reconstruction in the Late Qing Peter Lavelle
  • 4 Confronting Indiana Jones: Chinese Nationalism, Historical Imperialism, and the Criminalization of Aurel Stein and the Raiders of Dunhuang, 1899–1944 Justin Jacobs
  • 5 “A Dream Deferred”: Obstacles to Legal Reform and Rights Reclamation in Early Republican China Jeremy Murray
  • 6 Oil for the Center from the Margins Tai Wei Lim
  • 7 A Rock and a Hard Place: Chinese Soldiers in Xinjiang Caught between Center and Periphery after 1949 Amy Kardos

II MARGINS IN RELATION TO CENTERS

  • 8 Reform Is a Bonus: The Networking of Upper-Level Officials in the Last Decade of the Qing Dynasty Elya J. Zhang
  • 9 Democracy Is in Its Details: The 1909 Provincial Assembly Elections and the Print Media David Cheng Chang
  • 10 A Bulwark Never Failing: The Evolution of Overseas Chinese Education in French Indochina, 1900–1954 Tracy C. Barrett
  • 11 “To Save Minnan, To Save Ourselves": The Southeast Asian Overseas Fujianese Home Village Salvation Movement of the 1920s and 1930s Soon Keong Ong
  • 12 Phony Phoenixes: Comedy, Protest, and Marginality in Postwar Shanghai Paola Iovene
  • 13 Rural Policy in Flux: Lai Ruoyu’s Challenge to the Party Center in the Early 1950s Xiaojia Hou
  • List of Contributors
  • Index 

Editors

  • Sherman Cochran is Hu Shih Professor of Chinese History in the History Department at Cornell University.
  • Paul G. Pickowicz is Distinguished Professor of History and Chinese Studies and UC San Diego Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History at the University of California, San Diego.

ISBN (hardcover): 
978-1-933947-16-7
Price (hardcover): 
$50.00
ISBN (paperback): 
978-1-933947-46-4
Price (paperback): 
$25.00