Asian History

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Chieftains into Ancestors

Imperial Expansion and Indigenous Society in Southwest China

UBC Press

An in-depth examination of how the Chinese imperial state impacted the social order of southwestern China’s minority peoples and redefined their histories and culture.

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Glorify the Empire

Japanese Avant-Garde Propaganda in Manchukuo

UBC Press

An investigation into the intersection of Japanese imperialist politics and left-wing, avant-garde arts and culture in 1930s and ’40s Manchukuo.

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China’s Terracotta Warriors

The First Emperor’s Legacy

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Presents a panoramic view of the artistic, military, and administrative achievements of the Qin state and empire under the powerful ruler who proclaimed himself First Emperor of China.

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Merry Laughter and Angry Curses

The Shanghai Tabloid Press, 1897-1911

UBC Press

Merry Laughter and Angry Curses investigates the proliferation of late-Qing-era tabloid journalism and the tabloids’ role in subverting the political and intellectual establishment.

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Intoxicating Manchuria

Alcohol, Opium, and Culture in China's Northeast

UBC Press

Examines how alcohol, opium, and addiction were portrayed in the culture of China’s Northeast during the first half of the twentieth century.

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A School in Every Village

Educational Reform in a Northeast China County, 1904-31

UBC Press

Engaging with topics central to scholarly debates on modern China, this book shows that China’s early twentieth-century school system, a product of negotiation and compromise, was more successful than previous scholarship has allowed.

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