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The invention of China, Bill Hayton

Label
The invention of China
Title
The invention of China
Statement of responsibility
Bill Hayton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"China's current leadership lays claim to a 5,000-year-old civilisation, but "China" as a unified country and people, Bill Hayton argues, was created far more recently by a small group of intellectuals. In this compelling account, Hayton shows how China's present-day geopolitical problems--the fates of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and the South China Sea--were born in the struggle to create a modern nation-state. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, reformers and revolutionaries adopted foreign ideas to "invent' a new vision of China. By asserting a particular, politicised version of the past the government bolstered its claim to a vast territory stretching from the Pacific to Central Asia. Ranging across history, nationhood, language, and territory, Hayton shows how the Republic's reworking of its past not only helped it to justify its right to rule a century ago--but continues to motivate and direct policy today." -- Page [4] of cover
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hayton, Bill
Dewey number
951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collective memory
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • South China Sea
  • China
Label
The invention of China, Bill Hayton
Link
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctv17z8490
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The invention of China -- The invention of sovereignty -- The invention of the Han race -- The invention of Chinese history -- The invention of Chinese nation -- The invention of Chinese language -- The invention of a national territory -- The inventio n of maritime claim -- Conclusion -- Dramatis personae -- Notes -- A guide to further reading -- Index
Control code
000068420864
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780300234824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
System control number
(OCoLC)1143626443
Label
The invention of China, Bill Hayton
Link
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctv17z8490
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The invention of China -- The invention of sovereignty -- The invention of the Han race -- The invention of Chinese history -- The invention of Chinese nation -- The invention of Chinese language -- The invention of a national territory -- The inventio n of maritime claim -- Conclusion -- Dramatis personae -- Notes -- A guide to further reading -- Index
Control code
000068420864
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780300234824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
System control number
(OCoLC)1143626443

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