The Resource Out of China : how the Chinese ended the era of Western domination, Robert Bickers

Out of China : how the Chinese ended the era of Western domination, Robert Bickers

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Out of China : how the Chinese ended the era of Western domination
Title
Out of China
Title remainder
how the Chinese ended the era of Western domination
Statement of responsibility
Robert Bickers
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Language
eng
Summary
Nationalism matters in China, and what matters in China matters to everyone. China's new nationalism, Robert Bickers shows, is rooted not in its present power but in shameful memories of its former weaknesses. Invaded, humiliated, and looted in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by foreign powers, China looks out at the twenty-first century through the lens of the past. History matters deeply to Beijing's current rulers, and Out of China explains why. Bickers tracks the long, often agonizing process by which the Chinese regained control of their own country. He describes the corrupt, lurid modernity of prewar Shanghai, the often tiny patches of extraterritorial land controlled by foreign powers, the entrepôts of Hong Kong and Macao, and the myriad means--through armed threats, technology, and legal chicanery--by which China was kept subservient until, gradually, it emerged from Western control. This plural and partial subjugation of China is a story that involves not only European powers and Japan but also the United States. This complex history must be grasped not to atone for the sins of the past but to recognize China's internationalized landscapes with all their contradictions, violence, cosmopolitanism, and ambitions. The story of the foreign presence in China in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is too important to be left in the hands of the Chinese party-state and its approved script. Out of China is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what shapes China's view of the world in the twenty-first century.--
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Bickers, Robert A
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320.540951
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Nationalism
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • Western countries
  • Japan
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Out of China : how the Chinese ended the era of Western domination, Robert Bickers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-491) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Armistice -- Making revolution -- Good earth -- Talking it over -- China in the mind -- Monkeys riding greyhounds -- Allies of a kind -- Foreign experts -- Light of Asia -- Monsters and demons -- Unfinished business -- Haunted by history
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xli, 532 pages
Isbn
9780674976870
Lccn
2017028510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1632914
  • (OCoLC)981962083
  • 1624966
  • (OCoLC)ocn981962083
Label
Out of China : how the Chinese ended the era of Western domination, Robert Bickers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-491) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Armistice -- Making revolution -- Good earth -- Talking it over -- China in the mind -- Monkeys riding greyhounds -- Allies of a kind -- Foreign experts -- Light of Asia -- Monsters and demons -- Unfinished business -- Haunted by history
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xli, 532 pages
Isbn
9780674976870
Lccn
2017028510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1632914
  • (OCoLC)981962083
  • 1624966
  • (OCoLC)ocn981962083

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