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Land Without Ghosts Chinese Impressions of America from the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present

by Leo O. Lee

  • ISBN: 9780520084247
  • ISBN10: 0520084241

Land Without Ghosts Chinese Impressions of America from the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present

by Leo O. Lee

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/1993
  • ISBN: 9780520084247
  • ISBN10: 0520084241
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Description: List of Illustrations Foreword, by John K. Fairbank Introduction Note on the Texts I. EXOTIC AMERICA George Washington and the American Political System Xu Jiyu, 1848 Trains and Treaties Zhigang, 1868 Strange Customs Zhang Deyi, 1868 Glimpses of a Modern Society Li Gui, 1876 Travel in the Interior Chen Lanbin, 1878 How to Cope with Western Dinner Parties CaiJun, 1881 II. MENACING AMERICA Two Poems Huang Zunxian, 1882-1885 Chinese in America Zhang Yinhuan, 1886 Translator's Notes to Uncle Tom's Cabin Lin Shu, 1901 The Power and Threat of America Liang Qichao, 1903 III. MODEL AMERICA Report of an Investigation of American Education Huang Yanpei, 1915 The American Woman Hu Shi, 1914-1918 The Contradictory American Character Tang Hualong, 1918 "Things About America and Americans" Xu Zhengkeng, 1918-1921 Presidential Elections Li Gongpu, 1928 IV. FLAWED AMERICA The American Family: Individualism, Material Wealth, and Pleasure-Seeking "Gongwang," 1932 Alabama: Reds and Blacks Zou Taofen, 1935 Impressions on Reaching America Lin Yutang, 1936 Burlesque George Kao, 1937 The Shallowness of Cultural Tradition Fei Xiaotong, 1943-1944 Some Judgments About America Xiao Qian, 1945 Betty: A Portrait of Loneliness Yang Gang, 1948 V. FAMILIAR AMERICA: THE VIEW FROM TAIWAN A Day in the Country Du Hengzhi, 1946-1948 Americans' Lack of Personal Style Yin Haiguang, 1954 Black Ghost Yu Guangzhong, 1965 Eating in America Cai Nengying, Luo Lan, and Liang Shiqiu, 1960s-1970s A Family Christmas "Jiejun," ca. 1970 America, America Zhang Beihai, 1986-1987 VI. AMERICA REDISCOVERED: TRAVELERS FROM THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC Cold War Denunciations 1949-1955 A Glimpse of America Wang Ruoshui, 1978 Working Students Xiao Qian, 1979 America Revisited Fei Xiaotong, 1979 I Do Not Regret Visiting New York Zhang Jie, 1982 America, Spacious Yet Confining Liu Binyan, 1982 Six Don'tsfor Chinese Students in America Wang Yuzhong, 1986 Private Ownership and Public Ownership Li Shaomin, 1987 Afterword Source Notes
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