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Date: Wed, 1 Nov 1995 22:45:49 -0500
Sender: H-Net list for Asian History and Culture <H-ASIA@msu.edu>
From: Steve Leibo <LEIBO@cnsvax.albany.edu>
Subject: H-ASIA: Chinese Perspectives on Japan
To: Multiple recipients of list H-ASIA <H-ASIA@msu.edu>

Chinese Perspectives on Japan

A dialog from H-Asia list, November 1995

Date: November 1, 1995
Subj:RE: H-ASIA: Two Member Introductions
From: D Price <dcprice@ucdavis.edu>

Re Mark Eykholt's query: Good places to start for early XXc. Chinese student reactions to Japan would be the books by Sanetoo Keishuu, of which one at least is translated into Chinese: (Chuugokujin Nihon ryuugakushi, Chung-kuo jen liu-hsueh Jih-pen shih) and Huang Fu-ch'ing's Ch'ing-mo liu-Jih hsueh-sheng. I believe Huang Tsun-san's San-shih nien jih-chi is available published in Japanese translation. Sung Chiao-jen's Wo chih li-shih has long been published. Ching Mei-chiu's memoir of Japan is available in Japanese as Ryuu-Nichi kaiko. Then there is Paula Harrell's book on Chinese students in Japan. I'm surprised that you wouldn't have looked there first.

Don Price

subj:reply to query from Mark Eykholt
From: fogel@humanitas.ucsb.edu (Joshua Fogel)

Regarding Chinese perspectives on Japan in the 20th century, there are many little things here and there, but few good books. If you're interested in early 20th century, Douglas Reynolds's book, _China, 1898-1912: The Xinzheng Revolution and Japan_ (Harvard, 1992) delas with the last Qing decade in great detail. Paula Harrell's _Sowing the Seeds of Change: Chinese Students, Japanese Teachers, 1895-1905_ (Stanford, 1993) is the best work we have on the massive flood of Chinese students to Japan in the late Qing. The best overall book on Chinese studies/views of Japan is Wu Anlong and Xiong Dayun, _Chuugokujin no Nihon kenkyuu shi_ (Rokkou shuppan, 1989). It devotes a lot of space (I think far too much) to mid-20th century views, but it's balanced and presents material nowhere else so neatly packaged.

Josh Fogel
History, UCSB