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Arc of ContainmentBritain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia

Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia

Wen-Qing Ngoei

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501716409
eISBN:
9781501716423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716409.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book recasts the history of American empire in Southeast and East Asia from the Pacific War through the end of U.S. intervention in Vietnam. It argues that anticommunist nationalism in Southeast ... More

Banished to the Great Northern WildernessPolitical Exile and Re-education in Mao's China

Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness: Political Exile and Re-education in Mao's China

Ning Wang

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713187
eISBN:
9781501714016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713187.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

After Mao Zedong's Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957–58, Chinese intellectuals were subjected to “re-education” by the state. This book draws on labor farm archives, interviews, and memoirs to provide a ... More

Black Market BusinessSelling Sex in Northern Vietnam, 1920-1945

Black Market Business: Selling Sex in Northern Vietnam, 1920-1945

Christina Elizabeth Firpo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752650
eISBN:
9781501752674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752650.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is a grassroots social history of the clandestine market for sex in colonial Tonkin. It explores the ways in which sex workers, managers, and clients evaded the colonial regulation system ... More

Bones Around My NeckThe Life and Exile of a Prince Provocateur

Bones Around My Neck: The Life and Exile of a Prince Provocateur

Tamara Loos

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704635
eISBN:
9781501706172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704635.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Prince Prisdang Chumsai (1852–1935) served as Siam's first diplomat to Europe during the most dramatic moment of Siam's political history, when its independence was threatened by European ... More

Can Science and Technology Save China?

Can Science and Technology Save China?

Susan Greenhalgh and Li Zhang (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747021
eISBN:
9781501747045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747021.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book assesses the intimate connections between science and society in China, offering an in-depth look at how an array of sciences and technologies are being made, how they are interfacing with ... More

China and the End of Global Silver, 1873-1937

China and the End of Global Silver, 1873-1937

Austin Dean

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752407
eISBN:
9781501752421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752407.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the late nineteenth century, as much of the world adopted some variant of the gold standard, China remained the most populous country still using silver. Yet China had no unified national ... More

Civilizational ImperativesAmericans, Moros, and the Colonial World

Civilizational Imperatives: Americans, Moros, and the Colonial World

Oliver Charbonneau

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750724
eISBN:
9781501750731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750724.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book reveals the little-known history of the United States' colonization of the Philippines' Muslim South in the early twentieth century. Often referred to as Moroland, the Sulu Archipelago and ... More

Coming Home to a Foreign CountryXiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843-1938

Coming Home to a Foreign Country: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843-1938

Soon Keong Ong

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756184
eISBN:
9781501756207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756184.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the unique position of the treaty port Xiamen (Amoy) within the China–Southeast Asia migrant circuit and examines its role in the creation of Chinese diasporas. The book addresses ... More

Counting DreamsThe Life and Writings of the Loyalist Nun Nomura Bōtō

Counting Dreams: The Life and Writings of the Loyalist Nun Nomura Bōtō

Roger K. Thomas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759994
eISBN:
9781501760013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759994.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tells the story of Nomura Bōtō, a Buddhist nun, writer, poet, and activist who joined the movement to oppose the Tokugawa Shogunate and restore imperial rule. Banished for her political ... More

A Delicate RelationshipThe United States and Burma/Myanmar since 1945

A Delicate Relationship: The United States and Burma/Myanmar since 1945

Kenton Clymer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454486
eISBN:
9781501701023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454486.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 2012, Barack Obama became the first U.S. president ever to visit Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. This official state visit marked a new period in the diplomatic relationship between the United ... More

Developing MissionPhotography, Filmmaking, and American Missionaries in Modern China

Developing Mission: Photography, Filmmaking, and American Missionaries in Modern China

Joseph W. Ho

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760945
eISBN:
9781501760952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760945.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book offers a transnational cultural history of US and Chinese communities framed by missionary lenses through time and space—tracing the lives and afterlives of images, cameras, and visual ... More

Empire of DogsCanines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World

Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World

Aaron Herald Skabelund

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450259
eISBN:
9780801463235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450259.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1924, Professor Ueno Eizaburo of Tokyo Imperial University adopted an Akita puppy he named Hachikō. Each evening Hachikō greeted Ueno on his return to Shibuya railway station. In May 1925 Ueno ... More

Fifty Years in the Karen Revolution in BurmaThe Soldier and the Teacher

Fifty Years in the Karen Revolution in Burma: The Soldier and the Teacher

Saw Ralph and Sheera Naw

Stephanie Olinga-Shannon (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746949
eISBN:
9781501746956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746949.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is about commitment to an ideal, individual survival, and the universality of the human experience. A memoir of two tenacious souls, it sheds light on why Burma/Myanmar's decades-long ... More

Financial Stabilization in Meiji JapanThe Impact of the Matsukata Reform

Financial Stabilization in Meiji Japan: The Impact of the Matsukata Reform

Steven J. Ericson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746918
eISBN:
9781501746925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746918.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

With a new look at the 1880s financial reforms in Japan, this book overturns widely held views of the program carried out by Finance Minister Matsukata Masayoshi. The book shows, rather than ... More

From Country to NationEthnographic Studies, Kokugaku, and Spirits in Nineteenth-Century Japan

From Country to Nation: Ethnographic Studies, Kokugaku, and Spirits in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Gideon Fujiwara

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753930
eISBN:
9781501753954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753930.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tracks the emergence of the modern Japanese nation in the nineteenth century through the history of some of its local aspirants. It explores how kokugaku (Japan studies) scholars envisioned ... More

Governing the DeadMartyrs, Memorials, and Necrocitizenship in Modern China

Governing the Dead: Martyrs, Memorials, and Necrocitizenship in Modern China

Linh D. Vu

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756504
eISBN:
9781501756511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756504.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explains how the Chinese Nationalist regime consolidated control by honoring its millions of war-dead, allowing China to emerge rapidly from the wreckage of the first half of the twentieth ... More

Imperial EclipseJapan's Strategic Thinking about Continental Asia before August 1945

Imperial Eclipse: Japan's Strategic Thinking about Continental Asia before August 1945

Yukiko Koshiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451805
eISBN:
9780801467752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451805.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The “Pacific War” narrative of Japan's defeat that was established after 1945 started with the attack on Pearl Harbor, detailed the U.S. island-hopping campaigns across the Western Pacific, and ... More

Mass VaccinationCitizens' Bodies and State Power in Modern China

Mass Vaccination: Citizens' Bodies and State Power in Modern China

Mary Augusta Brazelton

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739989
eISBN:
9781501739996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739989.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

While the eradication of smallpox has long been documented, not many know the Chinese roots of this historic achievement. This book examines the People's Republic of China's public health campaigns ... More

Migration in the Time of RevolutionChina, Indonesia, and the Cold War

Migration in the Time of Revolution: China, Indonesia, and the Cold War

Taomo Zhou

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739934
eISBN:
9781501739941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739934.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines how two of the world's most populous countries interacted between 1945 and 1967, when the concept of citizenship was contested, political loyalty was in question, identity was ... More

Mobilizing in UncertaintyCollective Identities and War in Abkhazia

Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia

Anastasia Shesterinina

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753763
eISBN:
9781501756337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753763.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How do ordinary people navigate the intense uncertainty of the onset of war? Different individuals mobilize in different ways — some flee, some pick up arms, and some support armed actors as civil ... More

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