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

Author: Jean Chun Oi; Nara Dillon
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Chun Oi; Nara Dillon
ISBN: 9780804756198 0804756198
OCLC Number: 804605333
Description: xiii, 310 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments 000 Contributors 000 I. Introduction 1. Middlemen, Social Networks and State-building in Republican Shanghai: An Introduction 000 Nara Dillon and Jean Oi II. Middlemen: Compradors, Gangsters & Political Activists 2. Huang Yanpei and the Chinese Society of Vocational Education in Shanghai Networking 000 Wen-hsin Yeh 3. Wang Yiting in the Social Networks of 1910s-1930s Shanghai 000 Kuiyi Shen 4. Du Yuesheng, the French Concession and Social Networks in Shanghai 000 Brian G. Martin III. Network Dynamics: Political Movements and Social Networks 5. Popular Protest in Shanghai, 1919-1927: Social Networks, Collective Identities, and Political Parties 000 Elizabeth J. Perry 6. The National Salvation Movement and Social Networks in Republican Shanghai 000 Parks M. Coble 7. Politics of Trial, the News Media, and Social Networks in Nationalist China: The New Life Weekly Case, 1935 000 Sei Jeong Chin IV. Networks in Action: Charity and Welfare in Republican Shanghai 8. What is in a Network? Local, Personal, and Public Loyalties in the Context of Changing Conceptions of the State and Social Welfare 000 Bryna Goodman 9. The Politics of Philanthropy: The Balance Between Public and Private Refugee Relief in Shanghai, 1932-1949 000 Nara Dillon 10. Cosmopolitan Connections and Transnational Networks 000 Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom Notes 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000
Responsibility: edited by Nara Dillon and Jean C. Oi.

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