TheMonroe Doctrine and the National Self-identity in the Late Qing (talk in Chinese)

Shuanglin Guo, Professor of History, Renmin University

"China for the Chinese", this clangorous slogan was very popular in the late Qing Dynasty, appearing frequently in press articles and written into the Chinese Alliance's "revolutionary strategy." It was the official call to arms in Pingxiang, Liuyang and Liling uprisings in 1906. Guo examines his slogan, including its source, meaning and impact. Guo asserts that this slogan is from the "Monroe Doctrine" (America for the Americans), so it can be called "Chinese Monroe Doctrine." Guo also analyzes the different views about the name of "China" in intelligentsia and the arguments around the national self-identity between the revolutionists and the constitutionalists at that time. Guo will also discuss the "Oriental Monroe Doctrine". Guo Shuanglin, history professor of Renmin University of China, received his B.A (1984) and M.A (1987) from Henan University and PH.D (1993) from Beijing Normal University. His main research direction is the intellectual and cultural history of modern China. He has published more than 10 books, including Chinese Gambling History (published by Chinese Social Science Press, Beijing, 1995, and by Wen Jin Press, Taibei, 1996), Chinese Geography of Late Qing Dynasty: With the Impact of Western Knowledge (Peking University Press, Beijing, 2000, re-published in 2005 ). Cultural Controversies since 1980s (Baihuazhou literature Press, Nanchang, 2004) and Readings in History (editor in chief, 10 vols. Peking University Press, 2006, re-published in 2008), His current research programs is as following: the Jayin School Cultural Conservatism, Chinese Ambassadors and Consuls of Late Qing Dynasty, the Populace Doctrine Thoughts in modern China.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 | 12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Okimoto Conference Room, Encina Hall East, 3rd Floor

Center for East Asian Studies