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This book is a celebration of the life, work, and impact of Professor Wang Gungwu over the past four decades. It commemorates his contribution to the study of Chinese history and the abiding influence he has exercised over later generations of historians, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. ix
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. Prologue. Wang Gungwu: The Historian in His Times
  2. pp. 11-31
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  1. Part I. In Search of Power: Power Restructuring in Modern China
  2. pp. 33-137
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  1. 1. The Fujianese Revolutionaries, 1895-1911
  2. pp. 35-64
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  1. 2. Nation, Territory and Frontier: Chiang Kai-shek' s Realism in Action
  2. pp. 65-90
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  1. 3. The Keomintanng Peace Mission on the Eve of the Communist T akeover
  2. pp. 91-119
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  1. 4. The New Positioning of Hong Kong after Reunification with Mainland China
  2. pp. 121-137
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  1. Part II. In Search of Power: State Power vs. Economy and Society in Modern China
  2. pp. 139-220
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  1. 5. A Biographical Sketch of Liu Xuexun: The Controversial and Mysterious Guangdong Gambling Farmer, Mandarin-Capitalist and Secret Agent in Modern China
  2. pp. 141-175
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  1. 6. Illusions of Autonomy? Journalism, Commerce and the State in Republican China
  2. pp. 177-200
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  1. 7. Chinese Nationalism and Democracy During the War Period, 1937-1945: A Critique of the Jiuwang —Qimeng Dichotomy
  2. pp. 201-220
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  1. Part III. In Search of Chineseness: Identity of a Nation
  2. p. 221
  1. 8. Negotiating Chinese Identity in Five Dynasties Narratives: From the Old History to the New History
  2. pp. 223-238
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  1. 9. Treaties, Politics and the Limits of Local Diplomacy in Fuzhou in the Early 1850s
  2. pp. 239-267
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  1. 10. On Being Chinese
  2. pp. 269-287
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  1. Part IV. In Search of Chineseness: Community and Self
  2. pp. 289-413
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  1. 11. The Returned Overseas Chinese Community in Hong Kong: Some Observations
  2. pp. 291-310
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  1. 12. Writing the Chinese Canadian Diaspora: Multiculturalism and Confucian Values
  2. pp. 311-330
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  1. 13. Langxiain's 'Siege at Yangzhom': A Post-Ming Reading
  2. pp. 331-352
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  1. 14. The Slave Who Would Be Equal: The Significance of Liang Qichao's Australian Writings
  2. pp. 353-373
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  1. Epilogue. Wang Gungwu: An Oral History
  2. pp. 375-413
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  1. Appendix. Selected Publications (1957-2001)
  2. pp. 415-427
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 429-437
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 439-460
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789882202511
Related ISBN
9789622095908
MARC Record
OCLC
642685751
Pages
484
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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