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Recast All Under Heaven : Revolution, War, Diplomacy, and Frontier China in the 20th Century - Xiaoyuan Liu

Recast All Under Heaven

Revolution, War, Diplomacy, and Frontier China in the 20th Century

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Published: 14th October 2010
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"Xiaoyuan Liu has provided a most compelling study of frontier in the shaping of modern China's territorial identity. Ethnopolitics, usually confined to the domestic sphere, must now be 'recast' and brought to the forefront of any attempt to understand China's international relations, and vice versa."-Uradyn E. Bulag, University of Cambridge, UK

"In this collection of well-argued essays, Professor Xiaoyuan Liu offers an extremely valuable perspective on the evolution of China's 'geo-body' in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—that is, its evolution from an empire to a 'modern' nation state. This complex process involved a constant effort to reconcile the unifying impulses of the central government with the vibrant ethnic particularism that existed within China's constantly shifting borders."-Richard J. Smith, George and Nancy Rupp Professor of Humanities and Professor of History, Rice University, USA

"In this illuminating set of essays, Liu Xiaoyuan, the master of China's frontier history and ethnopolitics, ranges widely across the boundaries of space and time to examine how modern China came into being. By emphasizing the seemingly paradoxical centrality of the periphery in the consolidation and legitimation of Chinese political authority, Liu explains Beijing's concern about trouble on its Inner Asian frontiers and expands our understanding of China's modern history."-Steven I. Levine, Senior Research Associate, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, University of Montana, USA

In applying the two interpretative themes of "frontier" and "ethnicity", Recast All Under Heaven examines the externalization from and internalization to China by a number of the tributary affiliates and outlying territories of the by-gone Qing Empire. This unique book blends analyses of "domestic" and "international" developments involved in China's modern reincarnation and provides an integral narrative that links historical themes pertinent to the eastern and western halves of China. This is the first study contending that "frontier China" has remained a fitting characterization of the rising Asian giant.

"In this collection of well-argued essays, Professor Xiaoyuan Liu offers an extremely valuable perspective on the evolution of China's "geo-body" in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that is, its evolution from an empire to a "modern" nation state. This complex process involved a constant effort to reconcile the unifying impulses of the central government with the vibrant ethnic particularism that existed within China's constantly shifting borders."Richard J. Smith, George and Nancy Rupp Professor of Humanities and Professor of History, Rice University, USA
"The rise of China to the status of a global power necessitated its transformation from a loosely integrated empire into a modern state. This process entailed the assertion of central control over Tibet, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia, Inner Asian lands that had long been contested by foreign powers and nurtured their own aspirations for independence or genuine autonomy. In this illuminating set of essays, Liu Xiaoyuan, the master of China's frontier history and ethnopolitics, ranges widely across the boundaries of space and time to examine how modern China came into being. By emphasizing the seemingly paradoxical centrality of the periphery in the consolidation and legitimation of Chinese political authority, Liu explains Beijing's concern about trouble on its Inner Asian frontiers and expands our understanding of China's modern history." Steven I. Levine, Senior Research Associate, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, The University of Montana
"Xiaoyuan Liu has provided a most compelling study of frontier in the shaping of modern China modern territorial identity. Ethnopolitics, usually confined to the domestic sphere, must now be "recast" and brought to the forefront of any attempt to understand China's international relations, and vice versa." Uradyn E. Bulag, University of Cambridge
"Xiaoyuan Liu has provided a most compelling study of frontier in the shaping of modern China modern territorial identity. Ethnopolitics, usually confined to the domestic sphere, must now be "recast" and brought to the forefront of any attempt to understand China's international relations, and vice versa."--Uradyn E. Bulag, University of Cambridge
"In this collection of well-argued essays, Professor Xiaoyuan Liu offers an extremely valuable perspective on the evolution of China's "geo-body" in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries--that is, its evolution from an empire to a "modern" nation state. This complex process involved a constant effort to reconcile the unifying impulses of the central government with the vibrant ethnic particularism that existed within China's constantly shifting borders."Richard J. Smith, George and Nancy Rupp Professor of Humanities and Professor of History, Rice University, USA
"The rise of China to the status of a global power necessitated its transformation from a loosely integrated empire into a modern state. This process entailed the assertion of central control over Tibet, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia, Inner Asian lands that had long been contested by foreign powers and nurtured their own aspirations for independence or genuine autonomy. In this illuminating set of essays, Liu Xiaoyuan, the master of China's frontier history and ethnopolitics, ranges widely across the boundaries of space and time to examine how modern China came into being. By emphasizing the seemingly paradoxical centrality of the periphery in the consolidation and legitimation of Chinese political authority, Liu explains Beijing's concern about trouble on its Inner Asian frontiers and expands our understanding of China's modern history." --Steven I. Levine, Senior Research Associate, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, The University of Montana

List of Mapsp. vii
Prefacep. viii
A Territorial Perception of Modern China
Modern Transformation of Chinese Territorialityp. 3
Territorialityp. 3
Historical Chinap. 6
Sovereigntyp. 8
Transformationp. 10
China's Central Asian Identityp. 19
Chinese Nationalismp. 19
Frontier Nationalismp. 23
Failure of Containmentp. 29
Chinese Nationalist Experiences
Resume China's Korean Connectionp. 39
Illusive Greatnessp. 39
Abortive Partnershipp. 44
Elusive Contingenciesp. 51
Recast China's Role in Vietnamp. 63
ôBig Brotheröp. 63
Optionsp. 67
Driftingp. 73
Reassert Chinese Authority in a Frontierp. 85
ôMongolian Questionöp. 87
ôInternational Conspiracyöp. 89
ôRestorationöp. 94
Chinese Communist Ethnopolitics
ôNational Questionö with Chinese Characteristicsp. 109
Bolshevism in Chinap. 109
Revolutionary Independencep. 113
Interethnic Contactp. 117
Two Wings of Nationalismp. 121
Solve Rubik's Cube in the Steppesp. 133
Bloc, National, and Ethnic Politicsp. 136
National and Frontier Prioritiesp. 139
Autonomy as Rebellionp. 145
Break the Vicious Circle along the Himalayasp. 153
Reverse a Verdictp. 156
Convert the Dalai Lamap. 158
Reform Tibet, or Notp. 161
ôLet Them Goöp. 164
From World War to Cold War
The United States and Frontier Chinap. 171
European and Asian ôMinoritiesöp. 171
ôChinese Unificationöp. 176
China's ôThree Cornersöp. 179
Politics of ôColorö and ôShapeöp. 183
Mongolia between Beijing and Moscowp. 187
From Party to Statep. 188
Old and New ôKitchenöp. 191
American Wedgep. 197
Mongolian Crackp. 200
Cold and Hot Wars along the Himalayasp. 207
Second Cold War Frontp. 209
Covert Operationsp. 213
From Friends to Foesp. 216
From Comrades to Adversariesp. 220
Epilogue: Search for a Frontier Themep. 229
Bibliographyp. 242
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9781441134899
ISBN-10: 1441134891
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 14th October 2010
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1