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Becoming Chinese : passages to modernity and beyond

Author: Wen-Hsin Yeh
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000.
Series: Studies on China, 23.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume evaluates the dual roles of war and modernity in the transformation of 20th-century Chinese identity. The contributors argue that war, no less than revolution, deserves attention as a major force in the making of 20th-century Chinese history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Becoming Chinese.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99011019
(OCoLC)40838609
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wen-Hsin Yeh
ISBN: 9780520924413 052092441X 1597344826 9781597344821 9780520219236 0520219236 9780520222182 0520222180
OCLC Number: 56057815
Description: 1 online resource (x, 435 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: interpreting Chinese modernity, 1900-1950 / Wen-hsin Yeh --
The cultural construction of modernity in urban Shanghai: some preliminary explorations / Leo Ou-fan Lee --
Marketing medicine and advertising dreams in China, 1900-1950 / Sherman Cochran --
"A high place is no better than a low place": the city in the making of modern China / David Strand --
Engineering China: birth of the developmental state, 1928-1937 / William C. Kirby --
Hierarchical modernization: Tianjin's Gong Shang College as a model for Catholic community in North China / Richard Madsen --
The grounding of cosmopolitans: merchants and local cultures in Guangdong / Helen F. Siu --
Zhang Taiyan's concept of the individual and modern Chinese identity / Wang Hui --
Crime or punishment? On the forensic discourse of modern Chinese literature / David Der-wei Wang --
Hanjian (Traitor)! Collaboration and retribution in wartime Shanghai / Frederic Wakeman Jr. --
Of authenticity and woman: personal narratives of middle-class women in modern China / Prasenjit Duara --
Victory as defeat: postwar visualizations of China's War of Resistance / Paul G. Pickowicz.
Series Title: Studies on China, 23.
Responsibility: edited by Wen-hsin Yeh.

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This volume evaluates the dual roles of war and modernity in the transformation of 20th-century Chinese identity. The contributors argue that war, no less than revolution, deserves attention as a major force in the making of 20th-century Chinese history.

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