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Frontier Fieldwork

Building a Nation in China’s Borderlands, 1919–45

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Frontier Fieldwork exposes the transformative power that early-twentieth-century fieldwork had in placing the Sino-Tibetan borderlands at the centre of China’s nation-making process and race to modernity.

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Nursing Shifts in Sichuan

Canadian Missions and Wartime China, 1937–1951

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Nursing Shifts in Sichuan is a testament to the resilience of educated women, exploring modern nursing as one of the most consequential additions to health care in early-twentieth-century China.

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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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Exporting Virtue?

China’s International Human Rights Activism in the Age of Xi Jinping

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Exporting Virtue? critically explores the ways in which China is attempting to change international human rights standards to accommodate its interests.

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Saving the Nation through Culture

The Folklore Movement in Republican China

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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

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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

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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

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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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Empire and Environment in the Making of Manchuria

Edited by Norman Smith
UBC Press

This unique analysis of Manchuria’s environmental history provides an overview of the climatic and imperialist forces that have shaped an area of ongoing geopolitical importance.

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State of Exchange

Migrant NGOs and the Chinese Government

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This exploration of the interactive relationship between Chinese NGOs and the Chinese state provides fresh insights into how the Chinese government operates and why it needs non-governmental organizations to survive.

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Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness

Political Exile and Re-education in Mao’s China

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Through newly accessed labour farm archives and recently uncovered Chinese-language sources, this book brings to life the experience of political exiles in Mao’s China.

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The Stability Imperative

Human Rights and Law in China

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Legal expert Sarah Biddulph uses case studies to examine the multiple and shifting ways in which the Chinese government’s efforts to maintain social and political stability impact on the legal definition and implementation of human rights in China.

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Remembering the Samsui Women

Migration and Social Memory in Singapore and China

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A study of the Samsui women who migrated from China to Singapore, where they have been commemorated as nation-builders.

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The Pragmatic Dragon

China’s Grand Strategy and Boundary Settlements

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Presenting a historical survey of China’s boundary disputes and settlements, Hyer demonstrates that its approach to territorial disputes has been pragmatic and strategic.

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The Business of Culture

Cultural Entrepreneurs in China and Southeast Asia, 1900-65

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The first critical analysis of Chinese “cultural entrepreneurs,” businesspeople whose entrepreneurial endeavours in China and Southeast Asia the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries transformed the cultural sphere.

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Staging Corruption

Chinese Television and Politics

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A study of the television dramas about government corruption that became hugely popular in the mid-1990s and their reflection of China’s post-Socialist anxieties.

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Assessing Treaty Performance in China

Trade and Human Rights

UBC Press

This volume examines the normative and operational dimensions of China’s legal performance related to international standards on trade and human rights.

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Diasporic Chineseness after the Rise of China

Communities and Cultural Production

UBC Press

Leading international scholars examine the production of culture during China’s rise to global superpower in the last quarter of a century.

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Cultivating Connections

The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada

UBC Press

The voices of Chinese immigrants who settled in the pre-1950s Canadian prairies come alive in this extraordinary record of migration, settlement, and community life.

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Coping with Calamity

Environmental Change and Peasant Response in Central China, 1736-1949

UBC Press

The first environmental and socioeconomic history of the Jianghan plain in central China, focusing on the peasants’ relationship with a volatile environment.

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