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An Archive of “Political Trouble in India”: History-Writing, Anticolonial Violence, and Colonial Counterinsurgency, 1905–1937  

Durba Ghosh

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Jan 2014
At the turn of the twentieth century, a campaign of terrorism emerged across India to overthrow British rule. This revolutionary terrorist movement was propelled by three modern ... More

Asian Connections and Chinese Comparisons: The Unconquered East  

R. Bin Wong

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Jul 2015
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Feb 2015
Many of early modern Europe’s connections to Asia were commercial in nature, in contrast to the colonial relations forged by Europeans in the Americas. This chapter considers the ways in ... More

Avestan Society  

Prods Oktor Skjærvø

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
The Avestan language present in the area stretching from the Aral Sea to Helmand province in southern Afghanistan and southeast of the Caspian Sea was in circulation between the second and ... More

China  

Nancy S. Steinhardt

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Feb 2013
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Apr 2013
This article examines China's oldest cities from the earliest evidence of urbanism until the country's reunification under the Sui dynasty (589–618). Covering a period of six millennia, ... More

China and the “Anarchist Wave of Assassinations”: Politics, Violence, and Modernity in East Asia around the Turn of the Twentieth Century  

Gotelind Müller

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Feb 2014
This chapter discusses the reception of what David Rapoport has called the “anarchist wave of assassinations” as the first wave of global terrorism in East Asia at the turn of the ... More

China and the Cold War  

Rana Mitter

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the role of China in the Cold War. It describes the origins of Cold War in China and the participation of nationalist China in World War 2 and the Cold War, and ... More

China: 1300–1900  

William T. Rowe

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Feb 2013
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Apr 2013
By 1300 China hosted several of the largest cities in the world, and was arguably the world's most urbanized society. These cities did not enjoy nor had they explicitly sought ‘autonomy’ ... More

China: 1900 to the Present  

Kristin Stapleton

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Feb 2013
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Apr 2013
This article chronicles changes in Chinese urban life and in the political and economic environments that shaped the urban system in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The ... More

China: 600–1300  

Hilde De Weerdt

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Feb 2013
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Apr 2013
This article first examines the new criteria by which medieval Chinese cities came to be defined and then traces this redefinition back to the commercialization of local and regional ... More

Chinese Medicine  

Vivienne Lo and Michael Stanley-Baker

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article leans towards practice-orientated accounts. The historical enterprise dignifies itself with the idea that it is possible to share something of the sensory and perceptive style ... More

The Cold War in Southeast Asia  

Ang Cheng Guan

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the history of the Cold War in Southeast Asia. It explains that the onset of the Cold War coincided with nationalist struggles and decolonization, and explains why ... More

Cold War Strategies/Power and Culture—East: Sources of Soviet Conduct Reconsidered  

Vladislav Zubok

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the root motives behind the Soviet struggle against the West and the paradigm of Soviet international behavior related to the Cold War. It suggests that ... More

Communism in China, 1900–2010  

Yang Kuisong and Stephen A. Smith

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Jan 2014
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Dec 2013
The article examines the rise of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from its foundation in the May Fourth Movement, through the first and second united fronts with the Guomindang to victory ... More

Communism in South East Asia  

Anna Belogurova

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Jan 2014
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Dec 2013
In South East Asia the Marxist message came primarily to address issues of nation-building. The article traces the development of communist parties from their early diasporic networks and ... More

Confronting the Racial State of Violence: How Asian American History Can Reorient the Study of Race  

Moon-Ho Jung

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2016
Exploring how the field of Asian American studies might transform the study of race in U.S. history more generally, this essay suggests the need to critique themes at the heart of American ... More

Consumption and Nationalism: China  

Karl Gerth

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
In China, the politicization of consumption at the end of the nineteenth and start of the twentieth century became a key way in which intellectuals and politicians defined, and the general ... More

Consumption, Consumerism, and Japanese Modernity  

Andrew Gordon

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
The experience of people in Japan offers a rich body of evidence for a comparative and global study of consumption from early modern, through modern times, and to the postmodern period. ... More

Cultural Revolution  

Richard King

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Jan 2014
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Dec 2013
Culture served communist-ruled states by presenting a vision of nations and peoples in transition from a dark and oppressive past into the projected bright future of communism. National ... More

Diaspora: Marwari  

Tirthankar Roy

“Marwari” stands for people hailing from a region in western India known as Marwar. In common parlance, the term refers to merchants and bankers from this region speaking the language ... More

Diffusion and Transformation of Western Sports in North Asia  

Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu

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May 2017
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May 2017
This chapter tracks the diffusion of Western-style athletic culture in Japan and Korea since the late nineteenth century. It argues that modern teach sport was introduced to Japan and ... More

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