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- Category : Shanghai (China)
- Languages : en
- Pages : 1144
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: mixed race in Asia -- Part I China and Vietnam -- 1 'A class by themselves': battles over Eurasian schooling in late-nineteenth-century Shanghai -- 2 Mixing blood and race: representing Hunxue in contemporary China -- 3 Métis of Vietnam: an historical perspective on mixed-race children from the French colonial period -- Part II South Korea and Japan -- 4 Developing bilingualism in a largely monolingual society: Southeast Asian marriage migrants and multicultural families in South Korea -- 5 Haafu identity in Japan: half, mixed or double? -- 6 Claiming Japaneseness: recognition, privilege and status in Japanese-Filipino 'mixed' ethnic identity constructions -- Part III Malaysia and Singapore -- 7 Being 'mixed' in Malaysia: negotiating ethnic identity in a racialized context -- 8 Chinese, Indians and the grey space in between: strategies of identity work among Chindians in a plural society -- 9 'Our Chinese': the mixedness of Peranakan Chinese identities in Kelantan, Malaysia -- 10 Eurasian as multiracial: mixed race, gendered categories and identity in Singapore -- Part IV India and Indonesia -- 11 Is the Anglo-Indian'identity crisis' a myth? -- 12 Performing Britishness in a railway colony: production of Anglo-Indiansas a railway caste -- 13 Sometimes white, sometimes Asian: boundary-making among transnational mixed descent youth at an international school in Indonesia -- 14 Class, race and being Indo (Eurasian) in colonial and postcolonial Indonesia -- Afterword -- Index
Laurits Andersen was a Danish tobacco entrepreneur and prominent businessman in China from the 1880s until his death in 1928. He was the manager of the American trading firm Mustard & Co. in Shanghai, introducing machine-produced cigarettes to the Chinese market in the late 1800s, at a time when cigarettes were gaining enormous popularity elsewhere in the world. He attained late fame in his native Denmark when shortly before his death he donated a large sum of money to the National Museum, which he had visited frequently as a boy. Laurits Andersen was born in a small village near Elsinore, Denmark, in 1849, and grew up in Copenhagen where he worked as an apprentice at a machine works. From 1870, he lived in East Asia, experiencing wars and revolutions and forming close bonds with the political elite in Imperial China. Laurits Andersen is a role model for later generations, displaying the courage to seek ones fortunes overseas, and showing that with drive, diligence, and willpower, and a preparedness to venture down untrodden paths, one can achieve ambitious goals.
Sul’s history of the international ginseng trade reveals the cultural aspects of international capitalism and the impact of this single commodity on relations between the East and the West. Ginseng emerged as a major international commodity in the seventeenth century, when the East India Company began trading it westward. Europeans were drawn to the plant’s efficacy as a medicine, but their attempts to transplant it for mass production were unsuccessful. Also, due to a failure of extracting its active ingredients, Western pharmacology disparaged ginseng in the process of modernization. In the meantime, ginseng was discovered on the American continent and became one of the United States’ key exports to Asia and particularly China, but never cultivated a significant domestic market. As such, historicizing the ginseng trade provides a unique perspective on the impact of both culture and economics on international trade. A compelling interdisciplinary history of over five centuries of East–West trade and cultural exchange, this book will be invaluable to students and scholars of transnational history and a fascinating read for anyone interested in the history of international trade.
Introduction: America's Business with China -- Founding a Free, Trading Republic -- The Paradox of a Pacific Policy -- Troubled Waters -- Sovereign Rights, or America's First Opium Problem -- The Empire's New Roads -- This Slave Trade of the Nineteenth Century -- A Propped-Open Door -- Death of a Trade, Birth of a Market.