A Crucible of Modern Global Capitalism–A Review of “Made in Hong Kong”

Hamilton, Peter E. Made in Hong Kong: Transpacific Networks and a New History of Globalization. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021. Reviewed by James Watson-Krips There are few places in the world quite like Hong Kong. Billed as “Asia’s World City,” it is today celebrated as much for its striking cityscape as its vibrant street […]

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China’s Overlooked Small Towns — A Review of “China in One Village”

Hong, Liang. China in One Village: The Story of One Town and the Future of the World. Translated by Emily Goedde. New York: Verso Books, 2021. Reviewed by Lei Zhang Good scholarly accounts of life in rural China have been scant of late, because of a dearth of accounts written by people acquainted with small-town […]

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The Metropole Bookshelf: Charlotte Brooks Discusses Her New Work, American Exodus: Second Generation Chinese Americans in China, 1901 – 1949

The Metropole Bookshelf is an opportunity for authors of forthcoming or recently published books to let the UHA community know about their new work in the field. Brooks, Charlotte. American Exodus: Second Generation Chinese Americans in China, 1901 – 1949. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2019. By Charlotte Brooks In 1936, a New York […]

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Member of the Week: Hong Zhang

Hong Zhang Associate Professor of History University of Central Florida Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  My current research focuses largely on the history of Tianjin in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Located about 120 kilometers southeast of Beijing, Tianjin is one of the four centrally administered province-level municipalities […]

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The urbanization of Chinese fiction

By Kristin Stapleton Over the past thirty years, Chinese cities have boomed – more than 100 Chinese cities have populations of over a million, and the world’s newest skyscrapers are continuously reshaping their skylines. Fiction that can be characterized as “urban” is less common in China than in many other parts of the world, however. […]

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Member of the Week: Carmen C. M. Tsui

Carmen C. M. Tsui, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  Growing up in Hong Kong, I was always fascinated that such a tiny city can accommodate a population of 7 million people. Nevertheless, I have a fundamental […]

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