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-8- (also a relative term) can be measured by some indicators (transactions, shared functional interests, structural linkages, etc.). How can one measure synchronization? It seems to me that it alone is highly imtressionistic and throws us back ultimately onto the shopworn "modernization" theory. Notes 1. For an account of a late Ming-early Ch'ing aspect of this phenomenon, see Jerry Dennerline, "Fiscal Reform and Local Control: The Gentry-Bureaucratic Alliance Survives the Conquest," in Frederic Wakeman, Jr., and Carolyn Grant, eds., Conflict and Control in Late Imperial China (Berkeley, 1975), pp. 86-120. For a late Ch'ing-early Republican description, see my "Local Self-Government in Chekiang," Hodern China (to be published in October 1976). 2. See, for example, the highly suggestive piece by Serif Mardin, "CenterPeriphery Relations: A Key to Turkish Politics?" Daedalus (Winter 1973), 169-190. The quotation is from Ira H. Lapidus, "Hierarchies and Networks: A Comparison of Chinese and Islamic Societies," in vlakeman and Grant, eds., Conflict and Control, p. 42. 3. See my unpublished dissertation, "Politics and Society in Chekiang, 1907-1927: Elite Power, Social Control, and the Making of a Province" (University of Michigan, 1975). 4. See my "Province and Nation: The Chekiang Provincial Autonomy Movement, 1917-1927," Journal of Asian Studies (forthcoming). 5. Although there were negative aspects to local leadership, the elite through self-government bodies in Chekiang into the 1920's continued to supply positive and effective community leadership. Not all was exploitation. 6. For a general critique of this theory, see Dean C. Tipps, "?-4:odernization Theory and the Comparative Study of Societies: A Critical Perspective," Comparative Studies in Society and History 15:2 (March 1973), 199-226. * CONFERENCE ON SINO-JAPANESE RELATIONS R. Keith Schoppa Valparaiso University * * The conference, sponsored by the SSRC-ACLS Joint Committee on China, was designed to bring together China and Japan specialists to discuss the two countries' modern interactions. These two groups of specialists have rarely had an opportunity to join together at a research conference, and I believe the conference (held at Portsmouth, N.H., during June 24-29, 1976) stimulated more than a usual amount of exciting discourse because it was a first serious attempt to remedy this gap. The participants and their paper topics, which are now in the process of revision for possible publication, are: John Boyle: China and Japan: The Images and Realities of Asian Brotherhood Samuel Chu: Chinese Attitudes Toward Japan at the Time of the Sino-Japanese \•lar of 1894-1895 -9Hilary Conroy: 'vesterners as Contributors to Sino-Japanese Tensions James Crowley: A Touch of Fascism Lloyd Eastman: Facets of an Ambivalent Relationship: Smuggling, Puppets, Atrocities During the War 1937-1945 Harry Harootunian: The Function of China in Tokugawa Thought Hashikawa Bunzo: From Datsu-A to To-A Kyodotai Ikei Masaru: Ugaki Kazushige 1 s View of China Akira Iriye: Toward a New Cultural Order--The Hsin-min Hui Marius Jansen: Konoe Atsumaro Noriko Kamachi: Chinese Communities in Meiji Japan Lin Ming-te: Japan and Ylian Shih-k1 ai 1 s Monarchical Scheme (1915-1916) Susan Marsh: Chou Fo-hai: The ~aking of a Collaborator Nakamura Takafusa: Japanese Economic Penetration into North China, 1933-38 Bonnie Oh: Korean Response to Sino-Japanese Rivalry John Schrecker: A Comparison of the Reform Movement of 1898 and the Meiji Restoration Okamoto Shumpei: Ishibashi Tanzan 1 s Opposition to the 21 Demands Yui-him Tam: Intellectual R.esponse to 'vestern Int,rusion: Naito Konan 1 s View of Republican China Ernest Young: Chinese Leaders and Japanese Aid in the Early Republic (Madeleine Chi 1 s paper, "Ts 1 ao Ju-lin: His Japanese Connections,," was also presented and discussed, although she was unable to attend.) * Akira Iriye University of Chicago * * THE 30TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF HUMAN SCIENCES IN ASIA AND NORTH AFRICA -- --- -- --- -Formerly , International Orientalist Congress. Mexico City, August 3-8, 1976. Among the papers read or offered but not read (due to absence of author) at the 30th ICHSANA, the following may be of interest to scholars of the Chinese Republican Era: Bianco, Lucien (Unive~site de Paris): Les paysans dans la revolution chinoise. Part I: Caractere traditionnel de 1 1 agitation paysanne spontanee dans la Chine du...

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