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At the crossroads of empires : middlemen, social networks, and state-building in Republican Shanghai

Author: Nara Dillon; Jean Chun Oi
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008.
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"To a degree uncommon in among Chinese cities, Republican Shanghai had no center. Its territory was divided among three (sometimes more) municipal governments integrated into various national states and empires. No government building or religious institution gave Shanghai a "center." Yet amidst deep cleavages, the city functioned as a coherent whole. What held Shanghai together? The authors' answer is that a group  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
At the crossroads of empires.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)654682112
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nara Dillon; Jean Chun Oi
ISBN: 9780804756198 0804756198
OCLC Number: 85892266
Description: xiii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Middlemen, social networks, and state-building in Republican Shanghai / Nara Dillon and Jean C. Oi --
Huang Yanpei and the Chinese society of vocational education in Shanghai networking / Wen-hsin Yeh --
Wang Yiting in the social networks of 1910s-1930s Shanghai / Kuiyi Shen --
Du Yuesheng, the French concession, and social networks in Shanghai / Brian G. Martin --
Popular protest in Shanghai, 1919-1927 : social networks, collective identities, and political parties / Elizabeth J. Perry --
The national salvation movement and social networks in Republican Shanghai / Parks M. Coble --
Politics of trial, the news media, and social networks in nationalist China : the New life weekly case, 1935 / Sei Jeong Chin --
What is in a network? local, personal, and public loyalties in the context of changing conceptions of the state and social welfare / Bryna Goodman --
The politics of philanthropy : social networks and refugee relief in Shanghai, 1932-1949 / Nara Dillon --
Cosmopolitan connections and transnational networks / Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom.
Responsibility: edited by Nara Dillon and Jean C. Oi.
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Republican Shanghai was a heterogeneous city with no central institutions. Yet somehow it functioned coherently. What held the city together? The authors argue that networks of middlemen with  Read more...

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