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1590–1700

Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb.

in Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010

September 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 14160 words.

This part of the book details the seventeenth-century political configuration of Northeast Asia. In 1592 the Japanese invaded and this spurred an odd alliance between Korean forces and the...

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1700–1800

Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb.

in Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010

September 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 13416 words.

This part of the book explores the eighteenth-century political configuration of Northeast Asia. By the beginning of the century, the Qing Empire had no single governance structure in all...

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1800–1900

Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb.

in Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010

September 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 13118 words.

This part of the book details the nineteenth-century political configuration of Northeast Asia. In the first four decades of the nineteenth century, while the Qing empire reinforced...

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1900–2010

Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb.

in Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010

September 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 25883 words.

This part of the book explores the political configuration of Northeast Asia from the twentieth century to the first decades of the twenty-first century. The Russo–Japanese War which...

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1942

Tonny Banham.

in We Shall Suffer There

March 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 36266 words.

This chapter discusses the events that occurred in 1942, which started with the continuous efforts of the Japanese to gain control of their new conquest. Their initial focus was to...

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1943

Tonny Banham.

in We Shall Suffer There

March 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 18626 words.

This chapter discusses the events that occurred in 1943. The author reveals that 1942 was a bad year for the garrison in Hong Kong; 1,468 of them had died due to the sinking of the Lisbon...

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1944

Tonny Banham.

in We Shall Suffer There

March 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 13108 words.

This chapter discusses and looks at the prisoners of war (POWs) in Hong Kong and Japan in 1944. Out of the 4,000 POWs who were shipped to Japan, about 2,750 survived and were spread across...

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1945

Tonny Banham.

in We Shall Suffer There

March 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 22839 words.

This chapter discusses the year when the prisoners of war (POWs) were freed from their Japanese oppressors. This seemed evident in the inability of the Japanese to protect and adequately...

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A “Century of Humiliation”

Peter Hays Gries.

in China's New Nationalism

January 2004; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 3767 words.

This chapter focuses on China's century-long national humiliation. It describes Xia Ziyi's 1996 painting The Awakened Lion with calligraphy which states that “the sleeping lion has awoken,...

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A “Communist” Revolution

Zeinab Abul-Magd.

in Imagined Empires

July 2013; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 11733 words.

In the mid-nineteenth century, the British Empire’s “free-trade imperialism” failed to achieve full domination in Upper Egypt, and its failure brought about a great revolution. This chapter...

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A “Scientific Expedition” to Gallipoli

Salim Tamari.

in Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

August 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 8353 words.

This chapter looks at the period of the constitutional revolution as a prelude to the Great War, interpreted by two eminent local historians of the life of Nablus: Muhammad Izzat Darwazeh...

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A “Villain-Monk” Brought Down by a Villein-General

Jinhua Chen.

in Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

August 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 10566 words.

Through a case study of a little-known monk, Faya 法雅‎ (?-629), a favourite of Gaozu who played an active role in the defense of the newly-founded Tang against Turk encroachments, this essay...

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: A Brief Historical Context

Melvyn C. Goldstein.

in A Tibetan Revolutionary

June 2004; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 1075 words.

The people of Batang, Phüntso Wangye's home town, are part of the Eastern Tibet ethnic subgroup called the Khampa. Traditionally, the area of eastern Tibet known as Kham was divided into...

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"A Country of Failure"

Joel Gordon.

in Nasser's Blessed Movement

November 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 12007 words.

This chapter examines the background to the Free Officers' coup d'etat and the political bickering that followed by focusing on the parliamentary regime in its last years, between January...

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“A Damned Lie”

Steven R. Schwankert.

in Poseidon

October 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 2237 words.

News of Poseidon’s sinking, and commensurate media coverage, was exceptionally swift and comprehensive. Most surprising is not the British public’s reaction to the event or the media’s...

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“A Fierce and Brutal People”: On Islam and Muslims in Qing Law

Jonathan N. Lipman.

in Empire at the Margins

January 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 13114 words.

This chapter analyzes the shifting terms of legal description and classification employed by the Qing state, revealing the fluid nature of ethnic discourse and the conditions under which...

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. A Great Earthquake

Gregory Clancey.

in Earthquake Nation

January 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 14527 words.

On the morning of October 28, 1891, an unusually powerful earthquake centered in the Nōbi Plain near Nagoya rocked central Japan from Osaka to Tokyo. Contemporary seismologists, estimating...

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“A High Place Is No Better Than a Low Place”: The City in the Making of Modern China

Strand David.

in Becoming Chinese

April 2000; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 19483 words.

This chapter considers the major attributes of modern Chinese cities and explores the making of an urban China. This study focuses on Lanzhou, the northwestern center of camel-caravan trade...

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"A Pragmatic March toward Democracy"?

Joel Gordon.

in Nasser's Blessed Movement

November 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 4162 words.

This book has examined how the Free Officers were able to seize and consolidate power, topple the parliamentary regime, and put in place a new political order with them at the helm. It has...

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“A Problem for Which There Is No Solution”

Emma Jinhua Teng.

in Eurasian

July 2013; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 8853 words.

Chapter 3 examines nineteenth-century American discourses on hybrid degeneracy and journalistic representations of the Eurasian “half-breed” in relation to the Chinese Question.

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