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Shaping Modern Shanghai
Colonialism in China's Global City

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  • Date Published: September 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108419680

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  • Shaping Modern Shanghai provides a new understanding of colonialism in China through a fresh examination of Shanghai's International Settlement. This was the site of key developments of the Republican period: economic growth, rising Chinese nationalism and Sino-Japanese conflict. Managed by the Shanghai Municipal Council (1854–1943), the International Settlement was beyond the control of the Chinese and foreign imperial governments. Jackson defines Shanghai's unique, hybrid form of colonial urban governance as transnational colonialism. The Council was both colonial in its structures and subject to colonial influence, especially from the British empire, yet autonomous in its activities and transnational in its personnel. This is the first in-depth study of how this unique body functioned on the local, national and international stages, revealing the Council's impact on the daily lives of the city's residents and its contribution to the conflicts of the period, with implications for the fields of modern Chinese and colonial history.

    • Presents a new conception of colonialism to explain the nature of colonial authority in China
    • The first comprehensive history of the Shanghai Municipal Council, one of the most important manifestations of foreign colonialism in China
    • Based on a wide range of archival research, including a wealth of newly available archival material in the Shanghai Municipal Archives
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    'Isabella Jackson has written a superb study of one of the most important cities in both Chinese history and British imperial history. Her meticulous study of the way that colonial and sovereign China interacted shows the complexity of the interaction between foreign and Chinese during the Republican era. This book is a major achievement.' Rana Mitter, University of Oxford

    'Isabella Jackson provides a richly detailed and fluidly written account of treaty-port era Shanghai via a close look at one of its most influential institutions. This alone makes Shaping Modern Shanghai a valuable book. The author also shines in providing an astute analytical framework for making sense of the distinctive sorts of colonial forces in play in this fascinating metropolis.' Jeffrey Wasserstrom, University of California, Irvine

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    • Date Published: September 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108419680
    • length: 286 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 2 maps 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    Acknowledgements
    Note on the text
    Introduction: the transnational colonialism of the Shanghai Municipal Council
    1. Funding transnational colonialism
    2. Electing and serving: the municipal councillors and staff
    3. Policing and conflict in Shanghai
    4. Public health and hygiene
    5. Industry, welfare and social reform
    Epilogue: Dismantling and remembering transnational colonialism
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Isabella Jackson, Trinity College Dublin
    Isabella Jackson is Assistant Professor in Chinese History at Trinity College Dublin, having previously held positions at the Universities of Oxford and Aberdeen. She has published her research in Modern Asian Studies and in edited collections on Chinese treaty ports, Britain and China, the Scottish experience in Asia and the 'habitable city' in China.

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