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The scientists and explorers profiled in this engaging study of pioneering Euro-American exploration of late imperial and Republican China range from botanists to ethnographers to missionaries. Although a diverse lot, all believed in objective, progressive, and universally valid science; a close association between scientific and humanistic knowledge; a lack of conflict between science and faith; and the union of the natural world and the world of "nature people." Explorers and Scientists in China's Borderlands examines their cultural and personal assumptions while emphasizing their remarkable lives, and considers their contributions to a body of knowledge that has important contemporary significance.

Essays are devoted to D. C. Graham, Joseph Rock, Reginald Farrer and George Forrest, Ernest Henry Wilson, Paul Vial, Johan Gunnar Andersson and Ding Wenjiang, and Friedrich Weiss and Hedwig Weiss-Sonnenburg. Richly illustrated with historic photographs, this collection reveals the extraordinary lives and times of these remarkable people.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Explorers, Scientists, and Imperial Knowledge Production in Early Twentieth-Century China
  2. Stevan Harrell
  3. pp. 3-25
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  1. 1. The Eyes of Others: Race, “Gaping,” and Companionship in the Scientific Exploration of Southwest China
  2. Erik Mueggler
  3. pp. 26-56
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  1. 2. At Home in Two Worlds: Ernest Henry Wilson as Natural Historian
  2. Denise M. Glover
  3. pp. 57-90
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  1. 3. Searching for the “Lolos”: Tracking Fritz and Hedwig Weiss’s trip to the Liangshan Region in 1913
  2. Tamara Wyss
  3. pp. 91-115
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  1. 4. Classifying Joseph Rock: Metamorphic, Conglomerate, and Sedimentary
  2. Alvin Yoshinaga, He Jiangyu, Paul Weissich, Paul Harris, Margaret B. Swain
  3. pp. 116-148
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  1. 5. Franco-Catholic Modernizer Paul Vial: His Legacy amongst the Sani Yi
  2. Margaret B. Swain
  3. pp. 149-179
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  1. 6. David Crockett Graham: American Missionary and Scientist in Sichuan, 1911–1948
  2. Charles F. McKhann and Alan Waxman
  3. pp. 180-210
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  1. 7. David Crockett Graham in Chinese Intellectual History: Foreigner as Nation Builder
  2. Jeff Kyong-McClain and Geng Jing
  3. pp. 211-239
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  1. 8. Science across Borders: Johan Gunnar Andersson and Ding Wenjiang
  2. Magnus Fiskesjö
  3. pp. 240-266
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  1. Gazetteer
  2. pp. 267-268
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  1. References
  2. pp. 269-286
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 287-289
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 290-300
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780295804514
Related ISBN
9780295804514
MARC Record
OCLC
801412576
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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