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Hajo Frölich - Building China’s Own ‘Imperial Archive’ – Colonial Knowledge, Educational Reforms, and the Beginning of the De-(Semi)colonization of China, 1905–
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Building China’s Own ‘Imperial Archive’ – Colonial Knowledge, Educational Reforms, and the Beginning of the De-(Semi)colonization of China, 1905–1911
Abstract: At the end of the Qing Empire the Chinese state adopted the “New Policies” reform program. Using the school system as an example, this article argues that the new methods of knowledge gathering introduced through this reform served important functions in the process of Chinese state building.
“If modern science has seemed so inescapable in its movement around the world because ‘it works,’ why should we shy away from the fact that Chinese found it useful?”1
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