Item Details

Japan's Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire

David R. Ambaras (North Carolina State University)
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Language
English
Series
Asian Connections
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Asian Connections (Series)
ISBN
9781108470117, 1108470114
Summary
This major new study uses vivid accounts of encounters between Chinese and Japanese people living at the margins of empire to elucidate Sino-Japanese relations in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Each chapter explores mobility in East Asia through the histories of often ignored categories of people, including trafficked children, peddlers, 'abducted' women and a female pirate. These stories reveal the shared experiences of the border populations of Japan and China and show how they fundamentally shaped the territorial boundaries that defined Japan's imperial world and continue to inform present-day views of China. From Meiji-era treaty ports to the Taiwan Strait, South China, and French Indochina, the movements of people in marginal locations not only destabilized the state's policing of geographical borders and social boundaries, but also stimulated fantasies of furthering imperial power.
Contents
  • Introduction: border agents
  • Treaty ports and traffickers: children's bodies, regional markets, and the making of national space
  • In the Antlion's pit: abduction narratives and marriage migration between Japan and Fuqing
  • Embodying the borderland in the Taiwan Strait: Nakamura Sueko as runaway woman and pirate queen
  • Borders in blood, water, and ink: Andō Sakan's intimate mappings of the South China Sea
  • Epilogue: ruptures, returns, and reopenings.
Description
xv, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-272) and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

  • LEADER 03176pam a2200493 i 4500
    001 u7728165
    003 SIRSI
    005 20180907132657.0
    008 180519t20182018enkab b 001 0 eng
    010
      
      
    a| 2018011109
    020
      
      
    a| 9781108470117 q| (alk. paper)
    020
      
      
    a| 1108470114 q| (alk. paper)
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)1028165230 z| (OCoLC)1028074955 z| (OCoLC)1028522264 z| (OCoLC)1028543855
    042
      
      
    a| pcc
    043
      
      
    a| a-ja--- a| ae-----
    040
      
      
    a| DLC b| eng e| rda c| DLC d| OCLCF d| OCLCO d| ERASA d| CDX
    050
    0
    0
    a| DS885.48 b| .A46 2018
    082
    0
    0
    a| 303.48/2520509041 2| 23
    100
    1
      
    a| Ambaras, David Richard, d| 1962- e| author.
    245
    1
    0
    a| Japan's imperial underworlds : b| intimate encounters at the borders of empire / c| David R. Ambaras (North Carolina State University).
    264
      
    1
    a| Cambridge, United Kingdom : b| Cambridge University Press, c| 2018.
    264
      
    4
    c| ©2018
    300
      
      
    a| xv, 281 pages : b| illustrations, maps ; c| 24 cm.
    336
      
      
    a| text b| txt 2| rdacontent
    337
      
      
    a| unmediated b| n 2| rdamedia
    338
      
      
    a| volume b| nc 2| rdacarrier
    490
    1
      
    a| Asian Connections
    490
    1
      
    a| Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
    504
      
      
    a| Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-272) and index.
    505
    0
      
    a| Introduction: border agents -- Treaty ports and traffickers: children's bodies, regional markets, and the making of national space -- In the Antlion's pit: abduction narratives and marriage migration between Japan and Fuqing -- Embodying the borderland in the Taiwan Strait: Nakamura Sueko as runaway woman and pirate queen -- Borders in blood, water, and ink: Andō Sakan's intimate mappings of the South China Sea -- Epilogue: ruptures, returns, and reopenings.
    520
    8
      
    a| This major new study uses vivid accounts of encounters between Chinese and Japanese people living at the margins of empire to elucidate Sino-Japanese relations in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Each chapter explores mobility in East Asia through the histories of often ignored categories of people, including trafficked children, peddlers, 'abducted' women and a female pirate. These stories reveal the shared experiences of the border populations of Japan and China and show how they fundamentally shaped the territorial boundaries that defined Japan's imperial world and continue to inform present-day views of China. From Meiji-era treaty ports to the Taiwan Strait, South China, and French Indochina, the movements of people in marginal locations not only destabilized the state's policing of geographical borders and social boundaries, but also stimulated fantasies of furthering imperial power.
    651
      
    0
    a| Japan x| History y| 20th century.
    651
      
    0
    a| Japan x| Relations z| East Asia.
    651
      
    0
    a| East Asia x| Relations z| Japan.
    830
      
    0
    a| Asian connections (Series)
    830
      
    0
    a| Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
    596
      
      
    a| 3
    999
      
      
    a| DS885.48 .A46 2018 w| LC i| X031814021 k| CHECKEDOUT l| CLEM-CONST m| CLEMONS t| BOOK

Availability

Google Preview

Library Location Map Availability Call Number
Clemons CHECKED OUT N/A Unavailable