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This major study of Shanghai's International Settlement in the Republican Period is essential reading for scholars of modern Chinese history, particularly those interested in urban history, imperialism and nationalism. It will appeal to historians interested in the nature of colonialism in China, and to scholars of transnationalism and global networks.
Shows how the British created a global network of commerce and trade in foodstuffs that moved people and plants from one continent to another, re-shaping landscapes and culinary tastes. This book charts the rise of sugar to its dominant position in our diets and locates the origins of the food...
Focussing on radicals and reformers this book explores the role of music in transmitting political culture across the Anglophone world over time and distance. It brings to light the importance of music in the lived experience of politics of those who composed, performed and consumed it. It provides an opportunity...
By Mark Condos
Condos explores the 'dark underside' of the ideologies that sustained British rule in India. He argues that India's colonial overlords were obsessively fearful, and plagued by an unreasoning belief in their own vulnerability as rulers. These enduring anxieties precipitated, and justified, an all too frequent recourse to violence.
A fresh approach to the 1857 Rebellion to help better understand the complex and multi-faceted roots of jihad as a rhetorical concept.
An entirely new account of the transformation of the imperial order after World War I, recovering the crucial role of the League of Nations in setting up international governance of colonial territories seized from the defeated powers, and showing how the actions of the League shaped the modern world of...
An ambitious new vision of French citizenship from the perspective of Africans and Antilleans living in the colonies and mainland France. Lorelle Semley explores the ways in which these colonial subjects used French democratic ideals to demand rights and redefine the meanings of freedom and 'Frenchness'.