Moving stories: Memorialisation and its legacies in treaty port China

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Between 1862 and 1949 foreign communities in Shanghai memorialized in stone and bronze a pantheon of local imperial heroes, as part of a strategy to insert themselves into orthodox circuits of formal empire. The paper explores this story, the history of these monuments, and their contemporary legacy.
Translated title of the contributionMoving stories: Memorialisation and identity in treaty port China
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)826-856
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
Volume42
Issue number5
Early online date7 Oct 2014
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Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2014

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Other: Part of special issue on 'Decolonizing Imperial Heroes', November 2013

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