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Title Entangled histories : the transcultural past of Northeast China / Dan Ben-Canaan, Frank Grüner, Ines Prodöhl, editors
Published Cham : Springer, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 238 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Transcultural Research -- Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context, 2191-6578
Transcultural research-- Heidelberg studies on Asia and Europe in a global context. 2191-656X
Contents Entangled Histories: The Transcultural Past of Northeast China / Dan Ben-Canaan, Frank Grüner, and Ines Prodöhl -- PART I. TRANSGRESSING CULTURAL AND NATIONAL BORDERS -- "Vasily" of China and his Russian Friends: Smugglers and their Transcultural Identities / Sören Urbansky -- Intercultural Speakers in Harbin: The Sociolinguistic Profile of Chinese Pidgin Russian / Xin Yuan -- Mixed Marriages in Russian-Chinese Manchuria / Mark Gamsa -- The Globalisation of Death: Foreign Cemeteries in a Transnational Perspective / Madeleine Herren
PART III. SOFT POWER AND IMPERIALISM -- Late-Qing Adaptive Frontier Administrative Reform in Manchuria, 1900-1911 / Blaine Chiasson -- Surveying Manchuria: Imperial Russia's Topographers at Work / Victor Zatsepine -- The Ambivalent Enterprise: Medical Activities of the Red Cross Society of Japan in the Northeastern Region of China during the Russo-Japanese War / Yoshiya Makita -- Projecting a Fiction of the Nation State to the World: The Manzhouguo News Agency in Japanese-Occupied Northeast China, 1932-1945 / Tomoko Akami -- About the Authors
Summary "The authors of this book focus on transcultural entanglements in Manchuria during the first half of the twentieth century. Manchuria, as Western historiography commonly designates the three northeastern provinces of China, was a politically, culturally and economically contested region. In the late nineteenth century, the region became the centre of competing Russian, Chinese and Japanese interests, thereby also attracting global attention. The coexistence of people with different nationalities, ethnicities and cultures in Manchuria was rarely if ever harmoniously balanced or static. On the contrary, interactions were both dynamic and complex. Semi-colonial experiences affected the people's living conditions, status and power relations. The transcultural negotiations between all population groups across borders of all kinds are the subject of this book. The chapters of this volume shed light on various entangled histories in areas such as administration, the economy, ideas, ideologies, culture, media and daily life."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 14, 2016)
Subject Cross-cultural studies -- China -- Manchuria.
Manchuria (China) -- History -- 19th century.
Manchuria (China) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Ben-Canaan, Dan, editor. d4 editor
Grüner, Frank, 1968- editor
Prodöhl, Ines, editor
ISBN 331902048X (electronic bk.)
9783319020488 (electronic bk.)