The Monroe Doctrine and the National Self-identity in the Late Qing (talk in Chinese)
Tue November 3rd 2009, 12:00pm
Center for East Asian Studies
NEW LOCATION: PHILILPPINES Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Speaker: CHINA BROWN BAG SERIES Shuanglin Guo, Professor of History, Renmin University of China PLEASE NOTE THE TALK WILL BE GIVEN IN CHINESE. "China for the Chinese", this clangorous slogan was very popular in the late Qing Dynasty. It not only appeared frequently in all kinds of press articles, but also was written into the Chinese Alliance's "revolutionary strategy" and the official call to arms in Pingxiang, Liuyang and Liling uprising took place in 1906. It had ever sung the strongest voice in the nationalist movement in the late Qing. For a long time, academe has not given this slogan sufficient attention, including its source, meaning and impact. Guo asserts: this slogan is from "Monroe Doctrine" (America for the Americans), so it can be called "Chinese Monroe Doctrine." Guo 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 discuss the "Oriental Monroe Doctrine" as well. 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.
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