Xiaojue Wang’s “Modernity with a Cold War Face” examines the competing, converging, and conflicting modes of envisioning a modern nation in mid-twentieth century Chinese literature.
This volume brings to English-language readers the results of an important long-term project of historians from China and Japan addressing contentious issues in their shared modern histories.
This book is about the ritual world of a group of rural settlements in Shanxi province in pre-1949 North China; it reconstructs North Chinese temple festivals in unprecedented detail, illuminating their importance to North Chinese village ritual.
This book is about the stories about Chineseness and sovereignty told among Macau residents and how these stories informed them in ways that allowed different relationships among sovereignty, subjectivity, and culture to become thinkable, while also providing a sense of why, at times, it may not be desirable to think them.
This book, a condensed translation of the prize-winning Jacqueries et révolution dans la Chine du XXe siècle, focuses on “spontaneous” rural unrest, uninfluenced by revolutionary intellectuals. Yet it raises issues inspired by the perennial concerns of revolutionary leaders, such as peasant “class consciousness” and China’s modernization.
James Robson’s analysis of the importance of the Southern Sacred Peak (Nanyue) to the imperial cult and how this critical space was negotiated by Daoists and Buddhists demonstrates the value of local studies and the emerging field of Buddho–Daoist studies in research on Chinese religion.
This work explores interactions between society and environment in China’s most important marine fishery, the Zhoushan Archipelago off the coast of Zhejiang and Jiangsu, from its nineteenth-century expansion to the exhaustion of the most important fish species in the 1970s.
This groundbreaking study explores this underappreciated aspect of Chinese political life by investigating rainmaking activities organized or conducted by local officials in the Qing dynasty; using a wide variety of primary sources, this study explains how and why state rainmaking became a prominent feature of the late imperial religious landscape.
This book charts the vicissitudes of a rural community of papermakers in Sichuan, tracing the changes in the distribution of knowledge that led to a massive transfer of technical control from villages to cities, from primary producers to managerial elites, and from women to men.
This study maps the complex processes of state-making, moral regulation, and social control during three critical reform periods: the Yongzheng reign (1723–1735), the Guomindang’s Nanjing decade (1927–1937), and the Communist Party’s Socialist Education Campaign (1962–1966).