The Rise of Nationalism in a Cosmopolitan Port City: The Foreign Communities of Shanghai during the First World War

  title={The Rise of Nationalism in a Cosmopolitan Port City: The Foreign Communities of Shanghai during the First World War},
  author={T. Vandamme},
  journal={Journal of World History},
  pages={37 - 64}
  • T. Vandamme
  • Published 2018
  • History
  • Journal of World History
Abstract:By the early 1900s, globalization and imperialism had created cosmopolitan cities such as the Chinese treaty port of Shanghai, where foreign minorities lived side by side. The outbreak of the First World War put enormous pressure on these multiethnic urban societies. By exploring how the war altered the cohabitation of Westerners in Shanghai, this article connects with current debates on the mechanisms of longdistance nationalism and cosmopolitanism as well as on the importation of… Expand
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