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The Resource The diplomacy of nationalism : the Six Companies and China's policy toward exclusion, Yucheng Qin

The diplomacy of nationalism : the Six Companies and China's policy toward exclusion, Yucheng Qin

Label
The diplomacy of nationalism : the Six Companies and China's policy toward exclusion
Title
The diplomacy of nationalism
Title remainder
the Six Companies and China's policy toward exclusion
Statement of responsibility
Yucheng Qin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a striking, original portrait of the Chinese Six Companies (Zhonghua huiguan), or Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, the most prominent support organization for Chinese immigrants in the U.S. in the late nineteenth century. As a federation of "native-place associations" (huiguan) in California, the Six Companies responded to racist acts and legislation by organizing immigrant communities and employing effective diplomatic strategies against exclusion. Yucheng Qin substantiates recent arguments that Chinese immigrants were resourceful in fighting for their rights and, more importantly, he argues that through the Six Companies they created a political rhetoric and civic agenda that were then officially adopted by Qing court officials, who at first were unprepared for modern diplomacy. Out of necessity, these officials turned to the Six Companies for assistance and would in time adopt the tone and format of its programs during China's turbulent transition from a tributary system to that of a modern nation-state. Eventually the Six Companies and Qing diplomats were defeated by a coalition of anti-Chinese interest groups, but their struggle produced a template for modern Chinese nationalism--a political identity that transcends native place--in nineteenth-century America. By redirecting our gaze beyond China to the Six Companies in California and back again, Yucheng Qin redefines the historical significance of the huiguan. The ingenuity of his approach lies in his close attention to the transnational experience of the Six Companies, which provides a feasible framework for linking its diplomatic activism with Chinese history as well as the history of Chinese Americans and Sino-American relations. The Diplomacy of Nationalism enlarges our view of the immigrant experience of Chinese in the U.S. by examining early Sino-American relations through the structure of Six Companies diplomacy as well as providing a better understanding of modern Chinese nationalism
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Qin, Yucheng
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • China
  • United States
  • China
  • United States
  • China
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Qing Dynasty (China)
  • California
  • China
  • United States
  • Interessenverband
  • Politik
  • USA
  • Chinesen
  • China
Label
The diplomacy of nationalism : the Six Companies and China's policy toward exclusion, Yucheng Qin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A meeting of market economies: the arrival of the gold mountain guests -- Continuity and change: the Chinese Huiguan tradition crosses the Pacific, 1850s -- Toward a new Chinese self-image: the beginning of modern Chinese nationalism in California, 1860s -- Becoming the chief target: the six companies in the 1870s -- Setting the tone and format: the six companies as spokesman, 1870-1878 -- "Superseding the six companies": the Qing legation, 1878-1890 -- "As skilled in dialectics": the Qing legation, 1890-1906
Control code
ocn663885712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 213 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837570
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62vf8s
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663885712
Label
The diplomacy of nationalism : the Six Companies and China's policy toward exclusion, Yucheng Qin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A meeting of market economies: the arrival of the gold mountain guests -- Continuity and change: the Chinese Huiguan tradition crosses the Pacific, 1850s -- Toward a new Chinese self-image: the beginning of modern Chinese nationalism in California, 1860s -- Becoming the chief target: the six companies in the 1870s -- Setting the tone and format: the six companies as spokesman, 1870-1878 -- "Superseding the six companies": the Qing legation, 1878-1890 -- "As skilled in dialectics": the Qing legation, 1890-1906
Control code
ocn663885712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 213 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837570
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62vf8s
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663885712

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