New Narratives of Urban Space in Republican Chinese Cities: Emerging Social, Legal and Governance Orders

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BRILL, Mar 21, 2013 - Social Science - 296 pages
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New Narratives of Urban Space in Republican Chinese Cities offers nine empirical studies to examine the social, legal and governance dimensions of the great urban transformation in Republican China pertaining to the cultural realm of the urban space.
 

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Contents

A Prologue
1
Part One Social Order
13
Chapter Two Changing Spaces and Civilized Weddings in Republican China
15
Chapter Three CityBuilding New Life and the Making of the Citizen in 1930s Nanchang
45
Chapter Four Wartime Refugee Relief in Chinese Cities and Womens Political Activism 19371940
65
Part Two Law and Order
93
Forgers Soldiers and Shopkeepers in Beijing 1927 1928
95
Chapter Six The Ordering of Crime in Republican Beijing from the 1910s to the 1930s
113
Judicial Authorities Criminologists and the Perception of Crime Zones in 1920s and 1930s China
135
Part Three Governance Order
155
Chapter Eight British Concessions and Chinese Cities 1910s1930s
157
Canton and the Reshaping of Guangdong Provincial Administration 19121937
197
From Isolated Backwater to Resistance Center
223
Index
275
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