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Harvard East Asian Monographs 444

Chinese Asianism, 1894–1945

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$55.00 • £47.95 • €50.95

ISBN 9780674260245

Publication Date: 10/12/2021


312 pages

6 x 9 inches

7 photos, 2 illus.

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  • List of Figures*
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
    • Asianism
    • Writing on Japanese Asianism
    • Writing on Chinese Asianism
    • China, Japan, and East Asia
    • Chapter Breakdown
  • 1. Lips and Teeth: Uniting with Japan: Enthusiasm and Disdain
    • The Reformers’ Strategic Turn toward Japan
    • The Rise of Asianist Institutions in China
    • The Translation of Pro-Japanese News
    • Chinese Voices at the Chinese Progress Promote Alliance with Japan
    • Translating Race, Nation, and Asianism
    • The Complications of Translating Tarui Asianism
    • Conclusion
  • 2. Jaw and Jowls: Confucian Asianism in Japan’s Chinatowns
    • The Reformers and the Tōa Dōbunkai
    • The Establishment of the Datong Schools
    • Sino-Japanese Elite Cooperation and the Datong School
    • Yamamoto Ken
    • Xu Qin: The Primary Educator at the Datong School
    • The Datong School and Layers of Identity
    • Conclusion
  • 3. Same Script, Same Race
    • Late Nineteenth-Century Chinese Writings on Race
    • Race and Race War
    • Yellow Peril
    • Subverting the Yellow Peril and Taking Pride in Race
    • Tongzhong and Yizhong
    • Anti-Manchu Nationalism and Race
    • Liu Shipei
    • Chen Tianhua, the Beginning of the People’s News, and the End of the “Golden Decade”
    • The Revolutionaries Are Introduced to India
    • The Asiatic Humanitarian Brotherhood
    • Conclusion
  • 4. Asia for the Asians: Eastern Civilization and the Great War
    • The Eastern Miscellany under Du Yaquan
    • Translators at the Eastern Miscellany
    • The Great War in the Eastern Miscellany
    • Du Yaquan and Civilization
    • Establishing Dichotomies, Defining China and the East
    • Conflict: Race War or Clash of Civilizations
    • Synthesis of East and West
    • Civilizational Leadership and Pan-Americanism
    • Kodera’s Greater Asianism: Eastern Civilization under Japan
    • Conclusion
  • 5. Toward Datong: Li Dazhao and Cosmopolitan Regionalization
    • New Asianism and New New Asianism
    • Asian Leadership and the Imbrication of Nationalism and Asianism
    • Trotskyist Internationalism
    • Cosmopolitan Criticism of Li’s Asianism
    • New Asianism Clarified
    • Conclusion
  • 6. The Kingly Way: Sun Yat-sen’s Reconceptualization of Asia
    • Returning to Sun Yat-sen’s Asianism in Historiography
    • Sun Yat-sen’s Early Asianist Inclinations
    • Sun’s Asianist Speeches: Strategic Alliance under Japanese Leadership
    • The Guomindang’s Push for Asian Cooperation in 1913
    • Contradictions and Continuities: Sun Yat-sen, 1913–1918
    • 1924: Is Japan Still Asian?
    • The Mixed Reception Outside of Japan and Issues of Nationalism
    • Conclusion
  • 7. The Weak and Small Nations: Organizing Asian Unity in Shanghai and Beijing
    • The Failure of the League of Nations
    • Beijing and Shanghai Intellectuals after the May Thirtieth Movement of 1925
    • Beijing’s Asian Nations’ Alliance
    • Shanghai’s Asiatic Society
    • The Asian Nations Conferences
    • Asia’s Response to the League of Nations: The League of Asian Nations
    • The Media Backlash and the Turn to Ruoxiao Nations
    • Conclusion
  • 8. The International of Nations: The Guomindang as Asia’s Leader
    • The Limits of China and New Asia
    • Ruoxiao Nations: Reunderstanding the Colonial Situation
    • Chinese Paternalism and the Asian Elder Brother
    • On the International of Nations
    • The Guomindang Leading the Ruoxiao Nations
    • Cultural Superiority
    • Differentiating Chinese Asianism from Japanese Monroism
    • Conclusion
  • 9. Mutual Glory: Wartime Propaganda and Peace with Japan
    • Historians Climb a Mountain of Sources
    • Legitimacy and Collaboration: Establishing the Reorganized Government
    • The Wang Regime’s Use of Asianism and the Kingly Way
    • The New Citizens’ Movement and the East Asian League
    • The Propaganda Bureau and Its Publications
    • Conclusion
  • Conclusion
    • China and Japan
    • China as the Center of Neoliberal Asia
    • The Imbrication of Nationalism with Asianism: Wealth and Power
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * List of Figures
    • 2.1. Datong school assembly, 1908
    • 2.2. The Datong School in 1915
    • 2.3. Xu Qin photographed with Liang Qichao
    • 2.4. Message of Asian unity on a scroll hung beside the image of Confucius in 1898
    • 3.1. “Die Gelbe Gefahr” (The Yellow Peril), 1895
    • 3.2. Zou Rong’s categorization of the yellow race
    • 8.1. Xie Bin’s map of ceded territory
    • 8.2. Asia’s air force
    • 9.1. “The vow of Asianism: live together and die together”

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