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Life in Treaty Port China and Japan

Editors: Brunero, Donna, Villalta Puig, Stephanie (Eds.)

  • Explores the possible comparisons and contrasts that can be made between 19th and 20th century treaty ports in China and Japan
  • Considers the total way of life experienced through the physicality of the body as well as its expression through more idealist forms and values.
  • Offers an interdisciplinary study of ports across research strands such as medicine and health, law, material culture and the history of urban studies
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About this book

This edited volume moves beyond the traditional examination of the treaty ports of China and Japan as places of cultural interaction. It moves ‘beyond the Bund’, presenting instead the history of material culture, the everyday life of the residents of the treaty ports beyond the symbology of Shanghai's waterfront. Bringing for the first time together scholars of China and Japan, museum curators, legal, economic and architectural historians, it studies the treaty ports not only as sites of cultural exchange, but also as sites of social contestation, accommodation and mobility, covering topics as varied as day to day life itself, such as family, property and law, health and welfare, travel, visual culture and memory. The call of this volume is to peel the multiple layers of the encounter between East and West in the treaty ports of China and Japan.

About the authors

Donna Brunero, (PhD, University of Adelaide) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on the intersections between maritime history and British imperial history, with particular reference to the Asian port city of the 19th and early 20th centuries. She is the author of Britain’s Imperial Cornerstone in China:The Chinese Maritime Customs Service, 1854-1949 (2006). 

Stephanie Villalta Puig is Honorary Fellow at the University of Hull, United Kingdom. She was Assistant Professor at the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong and held posts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, La Trobe University and the Australian National University, from where she holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in History. Dr Villalta Puig specialises in the study of the British Empire in China, with particular interests in world history, cultural and medical history.



Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brunero, Donna (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • ‘Ponies, Amahs and All That …’: Family Lives in China’s Treaty Ports

    Brunero, Donna

    Pages 21-44

  • Horses and Hostlers in the Making of a Japanese Foreign Settlement

    Amos, Timothy D.

    Pages 45-72

  • Beyond the Bund: Life in the Outports

    Nield, Robert

    Pages 73-103

  • Treaty Ports and the Medical Geography of China: Imperial Maritime Customs Service Approaches to Climate and Disease

    Villalta Puig, Stephanie

    Pages 107-135

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7368-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7367-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Life in Treaty Port China and Japan
Editors
  • Donna Brunero
  • Stephanie Villalta Puig
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7368-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7368-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7367-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 300
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations
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