A Cultrual History, 1843-1945
By (author) Wen-Hsin Yeh
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Shanghai Splendor by Wen-Hsin Yeh
Book DescriptionRich with details of everyday life, this multifaceted social and cultural history of China's leading metropolis in the twentieth century offers a kaleidoscopic view of Shanghai as the major site of Chinese modernization. Engaging the entire span of Shanghai's modern history from the Opium War to the eve of the Communist takeover in 1949, Wen-hsin Yeh traces the evolution of a dazzling urban culture that became alternately isolated from and intertwined with China's tumultuous history. Looking in particular at Shanghai's leading banks, publishing enterprises, and department stores, she sketches the rise of a new maritime and capitalist economic culture among the city's middle class. Making extensive use of urban tales and visual representations, the book captures urbanite voices as it uncovers the sociocultural dynamics that shaped the people and their politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520258174
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Wen-Hsin Yeh
In the Shadow of the Rising Sun, Paperback (March 2009)
The authors of this 2004 volume examine the Chinese War of Resistance against the Japanese in the Shanghai area.
Becoming Chinese, Paperback (April 2000)
This volume evaluates the dual roles of war and modernity in the transformation of 20th-century Chinese identity. The contributors argue that war, no less than revolution, deserves attention as a major force in the making of 20th-century Chinese history.
Provincial Passages, Hardback (June 1996)» View all books by Wen-Hsin Yeh
Revealing information that has been suppressed in the Chinese Communist Party's official history, this work presents a view of the Party's origins. It traces Chinese Communism's roots to the country's culturally conservative agrarian heartland.
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Author Biography - Wen-Hsin Yeh
Wen-hsin Yeh is Richard H. and Laurie C. Morrison Professor in History at the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley. She is author of The Alienated Academy: Culture and Politics in Republican China and Provinical Passages: Culture, Space, and the Origins of Chinese Communism (UC Press) and editor of Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond, 1900--1950 (UC Press).
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