Re: Looking for syllabuses on 20th century Shanghai, Taibei, and Hong Kong

My recommendations for Hong Kong:

For a textbook, I prefer John Carroll, A Concise History of Hong Kong (2007)

My students also enjoyed for secondary readings:

Ackbar Abbas, Hong Kong: The Culture and Politics of Disappearance
John Carroll, Edge of Empires: Chinese Elites and British Colonials in Hong Kong

And Fabio's recommendation for the Gordon Matthew's book on Chunking Mansions

Re: Looking for syllabuses on 20th century Shanghai, Taibei, and Hong Kong

On Hong Kong, two recommendations:

Hong Kong: A Reader in Social History, ed. David Faure (Oxford, 2003)
香港經濟非經濟學讀本 (The Economy of Hong Kong in Non-Economic Perspectives), eds. 羅金義 Law Kam-yee and 李劍明 Lee Kim-ming (Oxford, 2004)

Both are readers with academic articles and book excerpts on various aspects of Hong Kong history from late 19th c. to late 20th c. The latter's title is in Chinese, but most of its chapters (60%) are actually in English. Each article runs about 20-30 pages in length.

Re: Looking for syllabuses on 20th century Shanghai, Taibei, and Hong Kong

A big thanks to Fabio, Denise Ho, Jon Howlett and Qin Shao for your kind replies to my syllabus query. I cannot give you much in exchange, except share with you – if you do not already know it – a song that a friend in Sweden sent to me in Shanghai (it was item #1 on a cassette tape of inspirational songs with “China” in the lyrics that he had put together) in the winter of 1975.

Re: Looking for syllabuses on 20th century Shanghai, Taibei, and Hong Kong

Hi Michael, I am more of a Beijing guy but I do teach a course on the Chinese City.
On Shanghai, the list is endless, here are some of the most recent/interesting ones:

Meng Yue, Shanghai at the Edges of Empire (Minnesota, 2005)
Li Jie, Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life (Columbia UP, 2014)
Andrew Field and James Farrer, Shanghai Nightscapes: A Nocturnal Biography of a Global City (Chicago, 2015)
Yeh Wen-shin, Shanghai Splendor. Economic Sentiment and the Making of Modern China (California, 2007)

Looking for syllabuses on 20th century Shanghai, Taibei, and Hong Kong

Is there anybody out there who has an up-to-date English language syllabus or reading list to share, concerning the modern (20th century) histories of (1) Shanghai, (2) Hong Kong, and/or (3) Taibei? Even modest assistance will be much appreciated! 谢谢!

Sat., May 2, 2015 Chinese Studies Research Group (SF Bay Area) Meeting

The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies welcomes interested faculty, independent scholars and graduate students to join us on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for our 3rd and final meeting of the 2014-15 academic year.

This group is designed to create a sense of community among scholars of Chinese Studies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our meetings are an opportunity to hear and discuss interesting research in progress from one faculty member and one doctoral candidate and to network with people with similar interests.

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