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The Resource Beyond suffering : recounting war in modern China, edited by James Flath and Norman Smith, (electronic resource)

Beyond suffering : recounting war in modern China, edited by James Flath and Norman Smith, (electronic resource)

Label
Beyond suffering : recounting war in modern China
Title
Beyond suffering
Title remainder
recounting war in modern China
Statement of responsibility
edited by James Flath and Norman Smith
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
  • "China was afflicted by a brutal succession of conflicts through much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Yet there has never been clear understanding of how wartime suffering defined the nation and shaped its people
  • In Beyond Suffering, a distinguished group of historians of modern China look beyond the geopolitical aspects of war to explore its social, institutional, and cultural dimensions, from child rearing and education to massacres and warlord mutinies. Though accounts of war-inflicted suffering are often fragmented or politically motivated, the authors show that they are crucial to understanding the multiple fronts on which wars are fought, experienced, and remembered. The chapters in Part 1, "Society at War," reveal how war and militarization can both structure and destabilize society, while those in Part 2, "Institutional Engagement," show how institutions and the people they represent can become pawns in larger power struggles. Lastly, Part 3, "Memory and Representation," examines the various media, monuments, and social controls by which war has been memorialized
  • Although many of the conflicts described in Beyond Suffering barely registered against the sweeping backdrop of Chinese history, such conflicts bring us closer to understanding war, militarism, and suffering in modern China."--Pub. desc
  • Annotation:
Member of
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
951.05
Language note
Glossary in English and Chinese
LC call number
DS775.4
LC item number
.B49 2011
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Flath, James A
  • Smith, Norman
Series statement
Contemporary Chinese studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War and society
  • War and society
  • China
  • China
  • Guerre et société
  • Guerre et société
  • War and society
  • Krieg
  • Gesellschaft
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Gesellschaft
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Krieg
  • Chine
  • Chine
  • China
  • China
  • China
Summary expansion
China was afflicted by a brutal succession of conflicts through much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Yet there has never been clear understanding of how wartime suffering has defined the nation and shaped its people. In Beyond Suffering,a distinguished group of Chinese historians draws on often fragmentary accounts of nearly forgotten incidents to piece together the multiple fronts social, institutional, and cultural on which wars have been fought, experienced, and remembered. From the Blagoveshchensk Massacre to the trials of the Jiangxi Number One Children's Home, these accounts of war-inflicted suffering bring us closer to understanding war and militarism in China
Label
Beyond suffering : recounting war in modern China, edited by James Flath and Norman Smith, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-297) and index
Contents
  • War, schools, China, Hong Kong :
  • 1937-49
  • Bernard Hung-kay Luk
  • Bombs don't discriminate :
  • class, gender, and ethnicity in the air-raid-shelter experiences of the wartime Chongqing population
  • Chang Jui-te
  • Militarization and Jinmen (Quemoy) society, 1949-92
  • Michael Szonyi
  • Institutional engagement. The Blagoveshchensk Massacre of 1900 :
  • the Sino-Russian War and global imperialism
  • Preface :
  • Victor Zatsepine
  • Victims and victimizers :
  • warlord soldiers and mutinies in Republican China
  • Edward A. McCord
  • Turning bad iron into polished steel :
  • Whampoa and the rehabilitation of the Chinese soldier
  • Colin Green
  • Orphans in the family :
  • family reform and children's citizenship during the Anti-Japanese War, 1937-45
  • M. Colette Plum
  • Lisbon, Xuzhou, Auschwitz :
  • Memory and representation. Controlling soldiers :
  • the memory scars of late Imperial China
  • Alexander Woodside
  • Chinese savages and Chinese saints :
  • Russians and Chinese remember and forget the Boxer Uprising in 1920s China
  • Blaine Chiasson
  • Setting moon and rising nationalism :
  • Lugou Bridge as monument and memory
  • James Flath
  • War and remembering :
  • suffering as history
  • memories of China at war
  • Diana Lary
  • Timothy Brook
  • Introduction
  • James Flath and Norman Smith
  • Society at war. Writing and remembering the battle against opiates in Manchukuo
  • Norman Smith
  • pt. 1. Society at war -- pt. 2. Institutional engagement -- pt. 3. Memory and representation
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000673329
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780774819565
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011381829
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000673329
Label
Beyond suffering : recounting war in modern China, edited by James Flath and Norman Smith, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-297) and index
Contents
  • War, schools, China, Hong Kong :
  • 1937-49
  • Bernard Hung-kay Luk
  • Bombs don't discriminate :
  • class, gender, and ethnicity in the air-raid-shelter experiences of the wartime Chongqing population
  • Chang Jui-te
  • Militarization and Jinmen (Quemoy) society, 1949-92
  • Michael Szonyi
  • Institutional engagement. The Blagoveshchensk Massacre of 1900 :
  • the Sino-Russian War and global imperialism
  • Preface :
  • Victor Zatsepine
  • Victims and victimizers :
  • warlord soldiers and mutinies in Republican China
  • Edward A. McCord
  • Turning bad iron into polished steel :
  • Whampoa and the rehabilitation of the Chinese soldier
  • Colin Green
  • Orphans in the family :
  • family reform and children's citizenship during the Anti-Japanese War, 1937-45
  • M. Colette Plum
  • Lisbon, Xuzhou, Auschwitz :
  • Memory and representation. Controlling soldiers :
  • the memory scars of late Imperial China
  • Alexander Woodside
  • Chinese savages and Chinese saints :
  • Russians and Chinese remember and forget the Boxer Uprising in 1920s China
  • Blaine Chiasson
  • Setting moon and rising nationalism :
  • Lugou Bridge as monument and memory
  • James Flath
  • War and remembering :
  • suffering as history
  • memories of China at war
  • Diana Lary
  • Timothy Brook
  • Introduction
  • James Flath and Norman Smith
  • Society at war. Writing and remembering the battle against opiates in Manchukuo
  • Norman Smith
  • pt. 1. Society at war -- pt. 2. Institutional engagement -- pt. 3. Memory and representation
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000673329
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780774819565
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011381829
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000673329

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