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James H. Carter <email@example.com>
Saint Joseph's University
I am currently working on two projects. One concerns the role of Confucianism in the creation of national identity and nationalism in Manchukuo, and on the relationship between these issues and collaboration and resistance of local Chinese officials during this era.
The second project is a book on the life and career of Tan Xu, a Buddhist monk active in Northeast and East China from the 1920s through the 1960s. This book focuses on the relationship between Buddhism and Chinese nationalism during this time by analyzing the links between Tan Xu's temple building in colonial and semi-colonial settings like Harbin, Qingdao, Yingkou and Hong Kong, and his Buddhist practice.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 08628
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-NEAsia
List Editor for H-NEAsia
Reviewer for H-Urban
|Interests:||Asian History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
Urban History / Studies
Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of History.
Director of Asian Studies
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Ph.D. in History
University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Bachelor of Arts
Creating a Chinese Harbin: Nationalism in an International City, 1916-1932. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell
University Press, 2002.
"Touring Harbin's Pasts.” Chapter in Daniel Walkowitz and Lisa Knauer, eds., Memory and the Impact of
Political Transformation in Public Space. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004. (forthcoming)
“A Tale of Two Temples: Nation, Region, and Religious Architecture in Harbin, 1928-1998.” Chapter in
Place, Space, and Identity: Harbin and Manchuria in the Twentieth Century, a special issue of
South Atlantic Quarterly (99:1, Winter, 2000): 97-115.
"Struggle for the Soul of a City: Nationalism, Imperialism, and Racial Tension in 1920s Harbin," Modern
China 27: 1 (January 2001): 91-116.