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Policing Shanghai 1927 1937

Policing Shanghai  1927 1937 Author Frederic Wakeman
ISBN-10 9780520207615
Release 1996-11-06
Pages 507
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This detailed study of the modern Chinese police force shows how the Nationalist forces under General Chiang Kai-shek set about to return Shanghai to Chinese rule, competing with the consular police forces of France, Japan and the International Settlement.



In the Highest Degree Tragic

In the Highest Degree Tragic Author Donald M. Kehn
ISBN-10 9781612348209
Release 2017-08
Pages 560
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In the Highest Degree Tragic tells the heroic story of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet’s sacrifice defending the Dutch East Indies from the Japanese in the first three months of the Pacific War. Donald M. Kehn Jr.’s comprehensive narrative history of the operations involving multiple ships and thousands of men dramatically depicts the chaotic nature of these battles. His research has uncovered evidence of communications failures, vessels sinking hundreds of miles from where they had been reported lost, and entire complements of men simply disappearing off the face of the earth. Kehn notes that much of the fleet went down with guns blazing and flag flying, highlighting, where many others have failed to do so, the political and strategic reasons for the fleet’s deployment to the region in the first place. In the Highest Degree Tragic rectifies the historical record, showcasing how brave yet all-too-human sailors and officers carried out their harrowing tasks. Containing rare first-person accounts and anecdotes, from the highest command echelons down to the lowest enlisted personnel, Kehn’s book is the most comprehensive and exhaustive study to date of this important part of American involvement in World War II.



Singing on the River

Singing on the River Author Igor Iwo Chabrowski
ISBN-10 9789004305649
Release 2015-09-03
Pages 322
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In Singing on the River, Igor Chabrowski explores life conditions and work-song traditions of Sichuan boatmen demonstrating how they constructed their mentality and social identity in the turbulent first half of the twentieth century.



Spymaster

Spymaster Author Frederic Wakeman
ISBN-10 9780520234079
Release 2003-06-03
Pages 650
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Annotation Wakeman's authoritative biography of the ruthlessly powerful man who led the Chinese Secret Service during the violent and tumultuous period after the fall of the Imperial system.



Books in Print 1997 98

Books in Print 1997 98 Author R R Bowker Publishing
ISBN-10 0835239403
Release 1997
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The American Asian Review

The American Asian Review Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015048602380
Release 2001
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Strangers at the Gate

Strangers at the Gate Author Frederic E. Wakeman
ISBN-10 0520212398
Release 1997
Pages 276
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First published in 1966, and now available once more, this pioneering work examines the relationship between the Chinese civil and military authorities and the British trading community in Guangdong province on the eve of the Taiping Rebellion--one of the most calamitous events in Chinese history. The book explores the various factors that led to the progression of rebellion and the inevitability of revolution.



Program of the Annual Meeting American Historical Association

Program of the Annual Meeting   American Historical Association Author American Historical Association
ISBN-10 UOM:39015074916076
Release 1997
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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.



Program of the Annual Meeting

Program of the     Annual Meeting Author Organization of American Historians. Meeting
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106020343205
Release 1997
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Shanghai Splendor

Shanghai Splendor Author Wen-hsin Yeh
ISBN-10 0520933427
Release 2007-09-03
Pages 319
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Rich with details of everyday life, this multifaceted social and cultural history of China's leading metropolis in the twentieth century offers a kaleidoscopic view of Shanghai as the major site of Chinese modernization. Engaging the entire span of Shanghai's modern history from the Opium War to the eve of the Communist takeover in 1949, Wen-hsin Yeh traces the evolution of a dazzling urban culture that became alternately isolated from and intertwined with China's tumultuous history. Looking in particular at Shanghai's leading banks, publishing enterprises, and department stores, she sketches the rise of a new maritime and capitalist economic culture among the city's middle class. Making extensive use of urban tales and visual representations, the book captures urbanite voices as it uncovers the sociocultural dynamics that shaped the people and their politics.



Beyond the Neon Lights

Beyond the Neon Lights Author Hanchao Lu
ISBN-10 0520215648
Release 1999
Pages 456
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"Today, in the post-Mao, post-Deng era, China faces a vigorous resurgence of paradoxes similar to those that surfaced at the end of the imperial era. At the same time, the pragmatism of the Chinese people endures, suggesting that the lessons of the past have broad implications for urban China and urban-rural relations in China at the beginning of the third millennium."--Jacket.



Port of Last Resort

Port of Last Resort Author Marcia Reynders Ristaino
ISBN-10 0804750238
Release 2003-11
Pages 392
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This book examines two large and generally overlooked diaspora communities, one Jewish, the other Slavic, who found refuge in Shanghai during the tumultuous first half of the twentieth century.



After Empire

After Empire Author Peter Zarrow
ISBN-10 9780804781879
Release 2012-03-28
Pages 416
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From 1885–1924, China underwent a period of acute political struggle and cultural change, brought on by a radical change in thought: after over 2,000 years of monarchical rule, the Chinese people stopped believing in the emperor. These forty years saw the collapse of Confucian political orthodoxy and the struggle among competing definitions of modern citizenship and the state. What made it possible to suddenly imagine a world without the emperor? After Empire traces the formation of the modern Chinese idea of the state through the radical reform programs of the late Qing (1885–1911), the Revolution of 1911, and the first years of the Republic through the final expulsion of the last emperor of the Qing from the Forbidden City in 1924. It contributes to longstanding debates on modern Chinese nationalism by highlighting the evolving ideas of major political thinkers and the views reflected in the general political culture. Zarrow uses a wide range of sources to show how "statism" became a hegemonic discourse that continues to shape China today. Essential to this process were the notions of citizenship and sovereignty, which were consciously adopted and modified from Western discourses on legal theory and international state practices on the basis of Chinese needs and understandings. This text provides fresh interpretations and keen insights into China's pivotal transition from dynasty to republic.



Empire Made Me

Empire Made Me Author Robert Bickers
ISBN-10 9780141906393
Release 2004-06-03
Pages 416
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'This is a biography of a nobody that offers a window into an otherwise closed world. It is a life which manages to touch us all...' Empire Made Me Shanghai in the wake of the First World War was one of the world's most dynamic, brutal and exciting cities - an incredible panorama of nightclubs, opium-dens, gambling and murder. Threatened from within by communist workers and from without by Chinese warlords and Japanese troops, and governed by an ever more desperate British-dominated administration, Shanghai was both mesmerising and terrible.Into this maelstrom stepped a tough and resourceful ex-veteran Englishman to join the police. It is his story, told in part through his rediscovered photo-albums and letters, that Robert Bickers has uncovered in this remarkable, moving book.



Whitaker s Books in Print

Whitaker s Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015043806101
Release 1998
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Subject Guide to Books in Print 1992 93

Subject Guide to Books in Print  1992 93 Author
ISBN-10 0835245896
Release 1992
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Secret War in Shanghai

Secret War in Shanghai Author Bernard Wasserstein
ISBN-10 0395985374
Release 1998
Pages 354
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The story of wartime Shanghai unveils the savage political intrigue, diplomatic maneuvering, and sometimes deadly espionage that defined this city at the height of World War II, as foreign representatives converged on the city with its promise of cheap living and excitement. Tour.