Asian Studies

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Translating the Occupation

The Japanese Invasion of China, 1931–45

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Featuring a collection of translated texts written by writers who lived through the occupation, Translating the Occupation challenges and deepens our understanding of the tensions and transformations that Japanese invasion wrought on Chinese society.

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Good Governance in Economic Development

International Norms and Chinese Perspectives

UBC Press

Good Governance in Economic Development examines what happens at the intersection of international and Chinese conceptions of transparency, accountability, and public participation.

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A Human Rights Based Approach to Development in India

UBC Press

This book demonstrates why economic development is synonymous with institutional development for the furthering of human development issues.

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Unmooring the Komagata Maru

Charting Colonial Trajectories

UBC Press

Unmooring the Komagata Maru challenges conventional historical accounts to consider the national and transnational colonial dimensions of the Komagata Maru incident.

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Constructing Empire

The Japanese in Changchun, 1905–45

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While other studies focus on the role of diplomats and the military, Constructing Empire demonstrates that building the Japanese empire also required civilian participation.

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Saving the Nation through Culture

The Folklore Movement in Republican China

UBC Press

Saving the Nation through Culture tells the little-known story of how a group of Chinese scholars attempted to use “low culture” to promote national unity during a long period of crisis.

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Yuan Shikai

A Reappraisal

UBC Press

This first major comprehensive study of Yuan Shikai in more than half a century explores the controversial life of one of the most important figures in China’s transition from empire to republic.

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Beyond the Amur

Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850–1930

UBC Press

Beyond the Amur charts the pivotal role that an overlooked frontier river region and its environment played in Qing China’s politics and Sino-Russian relations.

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A Frontier Made Lawless

Violence in Upland Southwest China, 1800-1956

UBC Press

In the first Western language history of Liangshan, Joseph Lawson argues that the region was not inherently violent but made violent by turmoil elsewhere in China.

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Trans-Pacific Mobilities

The Chinese and Canada

Edited by Lloyd Wong
UBC Press

As China’s international influence grows, this timely collection reveals how the global movement of the country’s people, culture, information, and economy continues to shape Canadian cities and China itself.

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