New Frontiers

New Frontiers : Imperialism's New Communities in East Asia, 1842-1953

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In the new world order mapped out by Japanese and Western imperialism in East Asia after the mid-nineteenth century opium wars, communities of merchants and settlers took root in China and Korea. New identities were constructed, new modes of collaboration formed and new boundaries between the indigenous and foreign communities were literally and figuratively established.
Newly available in paperback, this pioneering and comparative study of Western and Japanese imperialism examines European, American and Japanese communities in China and Korea, and challenges received notions of agency and collaboration by also looking at the roles in China of British and Japanese colonial subjects from Korea, Taiwan and India, and at Chinese Christians and White Russian refugees.

This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of the history and anthropology of imperialism, colonialism's culture and East Asian history, as well as contemporary Asian affairs. -- .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 16.26mm | 430.91g
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0719089328
  • 9780719089329
  • 969,123

Table of contents

General Editor's introduction
1. Introduction - Robert Bickers and Christian Henriot
2. Colonialism 'in a Chinese atmosphere': the Caldwell affair and the perils of collaboration in early colonial Hong Kong - Christopher Munn
3. Marginal Westerners in Shanghai: The Baghdadi Jewish community, 1845-1931 - Chiara Betta
4. Indian communities in China, c. 1842-1949 - Claude Markovits
5. Foreigners or outsiders? Westerners and Chinese Christians in Chongqing, 1870s-1900 - Judith Wyman
6. The Japanese and the Jews: a comparative analysis of their communities in Harbin, 1898-1930 - Joshua A. Fogel
7. Japanese colonial citizenship in treaty port China: the location of Koreans and Taiwanese in the imperial order - Barbara J. Brooks
8. Denied and besieged: the Japanese community of Korea, 1876-1945 - Alain Delissen
9. 'Little Japan' in Shanghai: an insulated community, 1875-1945 - Christian Henriot
10. Who were the Shanghai Municipal Police and why where they there? The British recruits of 1919 - Robert Bickers
11. The Russian diaspora community in Shanghai - Marcia R. Ristaino
12. In search of identity: the German community in Shanghai, 1933-45 - Francoise Kreissler
13. The Shanghai American community, 1937-49 - Mark F. Wilkinson
14. Afterword: a colonial world - John Darwin
Index -- .
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About Robert Bickers

Robert Bickers is Professor of History and Deputy Head (Research) at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol|Christian Henriot is Professor of Contemporary History at Universite Lumiere-Lyon 2 -- .
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