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Unearthing the nation : modern geology and nationalism in republican China

Author: Grace Yen Shen
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2014] ©2014
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Questions of national identity have long dominated China's political, social, and cultural horizons. So in the early 1900s, when diverse groups in China began to covet foreign science in the name of new technology and modernization, questions of nationhood came to the fore. In Unearthing the Nation, Grace Yen Shen uses the development of modern geology to explore this complex relationship between science and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Shen, Grace Yen.
Unearthing the nation.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2014
(DLC) 2013019832
(OCoLC)845349915
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Grace Yen Shen
ISBN: 9780226090542 022609054X 9781306428538 130642853X
OCLC Number: 870228719
Description: 1 online resource (309 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : science, nation, and Chinese modernity --
The lay of the land : territoriality, foreign exploration, and modern geology in Qing China --
A host of nations : cosmopolitanism and the geological society of China --
The Nanjing decade : geological expansion and the state --
Resistance and reconstruction : emergence of a domestic community --
Conclusion : grounded visions.
Responsibility: Grace Yen Shen.

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