This volume contributes to an emerging field of Asian German Studies by bringing together cutting-edge scholarship from international scholars working in a variety of disciplines. The chapters survey transnational encounters between Germany and East Asia since 1900. By rejecting traditional dichotomies between the East and the West or the colonizer and the colonized, these essays highlight connectedness and hybridity. They show how closely Germany and East Asia cooperated and negotiated the challenges of modernity in a range of topics, such as politics, history, literature, religion, environment, architecture, sexology, migration, and sports.
Table of Contents
Introduction (Joanne Miyang Cho) Part I: German Missionaries and German-speaking Jews in China 1. One Family, Two Systems: How German Missionary Mothers and Their Chinese "Daughters" Challenged the Late Qing Confucian Family Model (Julia Stone) 2. Working with Disaster: Weimar Mission Responses to the Boxer Catastrophe, 1900-1901 (Lydia Gerber) 3. Representations of Jewish Exile and Models of Memory in Shanghai Ghetto and Exil Shanghai (Prakash Shambhavi) Part II. Japanese Images of Germany and Transnational Flow between Germany and East Asia 4. A Close Country in the Distance: Japanese Images of Germany in the 20th Century (Toru Takenaka) 5. The Lex Adickes in East Asian Contexts: The Introduction of Land Readjustment and Spatio-political Effects (Jin-Sung Chun) 6. A Nuclear Fall-out Turning Political: The German-Japanese Relationship and the Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Incident (Volker Stanzl) Part III. German and Austrian Intellectuals/Writers and East Asia 7. Max Weber and East Asian Development (Keumjae Park) 8. "History as a Poet": Stefan Zweig’s Historical and Biographical Writing in Maoist China (Arnhilt Hoefle) 9. Ming Ying Transreads Women: Christa Wolf and Chen Ran (Robert Cowan) Part IV. Politics and Sports during the Cold War Era 10. From War to Peace: The Allied Occupation of Germany and Japan (David M. Crowe) 11. War by Other Means: Dynamics of Sport in Divided Germany and Divided Korea (Aaron D. Horton)
Joanne Miyang Cho is professor and chair of History at William Paterson University of New Jersey. She is co-editor of Transcultural Encounters between Germany and India (2014), Germany and China (2014), Transnational Encounters between Germany and Japan (2016), Gendered Encounters between Germany and Asia (2017), and Transnational Encounters between Germany and Korea (2018). She has also published book chapters and articles on the politics of civilization as related to a number of German intellectuals and writers. She is co-editor of the Palgrave Series in Asian German Studies.