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Colonialism, China and the Chinese

Amidst Empires, 1st Edition

Edited by Peter Monteath, Matthew P. Fitzpatrick

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240 pages

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This book explores the place of China and the Chinese during the age of imperialism. Focusing not only on the state but also on the vitality of Chinese culture and the Chinese diaspora, it examines the seeming contradictions of a period in which China came under immense pressure from imperial expansion while remaining a major political, cultural and demographic force in its own right. Where histories of China commonly highlight episodes of conflict and subjugation in China’s relations with the West, the contributions to this volume explore the complex spaces where empires and their peoples did not merely collide but also became entangled.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

List of Contributors

  1. Matthew P. Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath, Amidst Empires: Colonialism, China and the Chinese

Imperial Exchanges

  1. Clemens Büttner, Chinese Dreams of National Strength and Global Belonging: "Iron and Blood" and the Forces of Evolution, 1895-1918
  2. Tom Neuhaus: "Learning to Walk": Qing Constitutional Reform and Britain’s Imperial Pedagogy, 1901-1911
  3. Mei-fen Kuo and John Fitzgerald, Colonial Pathways to International Education: Chinese Students in White Australia in the 1920s
  4. Yiyan Wang, The Legacies of European Imperialism: Modern Art for Modern China

Diasporic Entanglements

  1. Kris Alexanderson, Anti-Colonial Boycotts and Diasporic Activism Linking Interwar China and Colonial Indonesia: The Xiao Case
  2. Bernard Z. Keo, Between Empire and Nation(s): The Peranakan Chinese of the Straits Settlements, 1890-1948
  3. Paul Macgregor, Lowe Kong Meng and the Fluidity of 19th Century Geopolitical Affinity

Modes of Alterity

  1. Yixu Lu, Constructing Chinese Alterity for Germany’s Youth (1897-1902)
  2. Liu Wenming, Who are the Barbarians? The Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895 in the Discourse of Civilization
  3. Tamara Cooper, Missionaries and Chinese Women: The Representation and Exploitation of Vulnerability in British Missionary Writing
  4. Peter Monteath, Peripheries of Empire: G. E. Morrison’s An Australian in China

Index

About the Editors

Matthew P. Fitzpatrick is Professor of International History at Flinders University in Adelaide. His research is in the field of German and European history, particularly the history of European imperialism, German liberalism and nationalism. He is also interested in the comparative history of empires, and intellectual history. He is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is working on the Australian Research Council-funded project "Monarchy, Democracy and Empire."

Peter Monteath was born in Brisbane and educated in Queensland and in Germany. He has taught previously at The University of Queensland, Griffith University, Deakin University, The University of Western Australia and The University of Adelaide. He has also been Adjunct Professor at The University of St. Louis Missouri and the Technical University of Berlin, where he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. His latest book, Captured Lives (2018), is a study of internment in Australia in both World Wars.

About the Series

Empires in Perspective

This important series examines a diverse range of imperial histories from the early modern period to the twentieth century. Drawing on works of political, social, economic and cultural history, the history of science and political theory, the series encourages methodological pluralism and does not impose any particular conception of historical scholarship. While focused on particular aspects of empire, works published also seek to address wider questions on the study of imperial history.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS008000
HISTORY / Asia / China
HIS048000
HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia