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Title Becoming Chinese : passages to modernity and beyond / edited by Wen-hsin Yeh
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 435 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies on China ; 23
Studies on China ; 23
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cities and towns -- China -- History -- 20th century.
National characteristics, Chinese.
China -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Yeh, Wen-Hsin.
LC no. 99011019
ISBN 0520219236
0520222180 (paperback)
052092441X (electronic bk.)
9780520222182 (paperback)
9780520924413 (electronic bk.)