China Studies

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Obedient Autonomy

Chinese Intellectuals and the Achievement of Orderly Life

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This anthropological study of Chinese archaeologists shows how the discipline works within a Chinese social structure, and uncovers the complex underpinnings of that context.

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The Cult of Happiness

Nianhua, Art, and History in Rural North China

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The Cult of Happiness is among the first studies in any field to treat folk art and folk print as historical text. As such, this richly illustrated volume will appeal to a wide range of scholars in Asian studies, history, art history, folklore and print, as well as anyone having a passion for the creativity and culture of rural society.

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Gutenberg in Shanghai

Chinese Print Capitalism, 1876-1937

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Gutenberg in Shanghai demonstrates how Western technology and evolving traditional values resulted in the birth of a unique form of print capitalism whose influence on Chinese culture was far-reaching and irreversible.

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Images in Asian Religions

Text and Contexts

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A comprehensive and balanced look at the role of images in Asian religions, which examines aspects of the reception of image worship that have only begun to be studied.

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Frontier People

Han Settlers in Minority Areas of China

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Frontier People shows how the Han themselves have been directly involved in the process of transforming the areas where they have settled.

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Tibet and Nationalist China's Frontier

Intrigues and Ethnopolitics, 1928-49

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A counterpoint to erroneous historical assumptions, this book argues that Nationalist sovereignty over Tibet and China's other border regions was the result of rhetorical grandstanding by Chiang Kai-shek and his regime.

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Teachers' Schools and the Making of the Modern Chinese Nation-State, 1897-1937

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This innovative account examines the social and political impacts of Chinese teacher's schools in the early 20th century, their role in a society in transition, and their production of grassroots forces that lead to the Communist Revolution.

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Resisting Manchukuo

Chinese Women Writers and the Japanese Occupation

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The Chinese State at the Borders

Edited by Diana Lary
UBC Press

The essays in this volume look at China's relationships with border peoples over a long span of time, questioning whether the process of expansion was a benevolent civilizing mission.

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Village China at War

The Impact of Resistance to Japan, 1937-1945

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History accelerated.

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