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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

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

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

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

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

My Nuclear NightmareLeading Japan Through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future

My Nuclear Nightmare: Leading Japan Through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future

Naoto Kan

Jeffrey S. Irish (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705816
eISBN:
9781501706110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705816.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

On March 11, 2011, a massive undersea earthquake off Japan's coast triggered devastating tsunami waves that in turn caused meltdowns at three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. ... More

Planning for EmpireReform Bureaucrats and the Japanese Wartime State

Planning for Empire: Reform Bureaucrats and the Japanese Wartime State

Janis Mimura

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449260
eISBN:
9780801460852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449260.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Japan's invasion of Manchuria in September of 1931 initiated a new phase of brutal occupation and warfare in Asia and the Pacific. It forwarded the project of remaking the Japanese state along ... More

Poppies, Politics, and PowerAfghanistan and the Global History of Drugs and Diplomacy

Poppies, Politics, and Power: Afghanistan and the Global History of Drugs and Diplomacy

James Tharin Bradford

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738333
eISBN:
9781501738340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738333.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the history of the Afghan drug trade during the 20th century, detailing how, and why, Afghan rulers struggled to balance the benefits of the Afghan drug trade, both legal and ... More

Populist CollaboratorsThe Ilchinhoe and the Japanese Colonization of Korea, 1896-1910

Populist Collaborators: The Ilchinhoe and the Japanese Colonization of Korea, 1896-1910

Yumi Moon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450419
eISBN:
9780801467950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450419.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

An empire invites local collaborators in the making and sustenance of its colonies. Between 1896 and 1910, Japan's project to colonize Korea was deeply intertwined with the movements of reform-minded ... More

Redemption and RevolutionAmerican and Chinese New Women in the Early Twentieth Century

Redemption and Revolution: American and Chinese New Women in the Early Twentieth Century

Motoe Sasaki

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780801451393
eISBN:
9781501706288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451393.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the early twentieth century, a good number of college-educated Protestant American women went abroad by taking up missionary careers in teaching, nursing, and medicine. Most often, their ... More

The Republic of Vietnam, 1955-1975Vietnamese Perspectives on Nation Building

The Republic of Vietnam, 1955-1975: Vietnamese Perspectives on Nation Building

Tuong Vu and Sean Fear (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745126
eISBN:
9781501745140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745126.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Through the voices of senior officials, teachers, soldiers, journalists, and artists, this book presents us with an interpretation of “South Vietnam” as a passionately imagined nation in the minds of ... More

Samurai to SoldierRemaking Military Service in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Samurai to Soldier: Remaking Military Service in Nineteenth-Century Japan

D. Colin Jaundrill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703096
eISBN:
9781501706097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703096.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book rewrites the military history of nineteenth-century Japan. In fifty years spanning the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate and the rise of the Meiji nation-state, conscripts supplanted ... More

Semi-CivilizedThe Moro Village at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Semi-Civilized: The Moro Village at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Michael C. Hawkins

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748219
eISBN:
9781501748233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748219.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book offers a concise, revealing, and analytically penetrating view of a critical period in Philippine history. The book examines Moro (Filipino Muslim) contributions to the Philippine exhibit ... More

Sovereign NecropolisThe Politics of Death in Semi-Colonial Siam

Sovereign Necropolis: The Politics of Death in Semi-Colonial Siam

Trais Pearson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501740152
eISBN:
9781501740176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740152.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

By the 1890s, Siam (Thailand) was the last holdout against European imperialism in Southeast Asia. But the kingdom's exceptional status came with a substantial caveat: Bangkok, its bustling capital, ... More

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