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The German community in Shanghai, 1933-1945

the war for maintaining German political continuity could hardly do other than minimise the role and weight of ideology and politics during the twelve years they represented their country in China. At the same time, they have played down the importance of their own role and function. After 1945 they all had a common reaction: to remain silent about that period. The few pieces written about life in Shanghai were penned by diplomats and journalists who were deeply involved. Keeping silent on the subject of this period and its

in New frontiers

machinations of German imperial, commercial, and military elites; it also adds to our understanding of Germany as an internal and external context for, and exponent of, imperialism. This has been a focus of recent scholarly attention, and is not defined simply as the ‘Prussianisation’ of Germany; but rather that empire and imperialism was a necessary component of the ongoing unification and functioning of the German nation-state, not merely an extension of it (and nor, indeed, was it only a policy pursued by reactionary or opportunist sectors in German politics and society

in Comic empires
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The importance of cartoons, caricature, and satirical art in imperial contexts

. 58 W. A. Coupe, German Political Satires from the Reformation to the Second World War, Part I 1500–1848 – Commentary , White Plains, NY: Kraus International, 1993, pp. xi–xiii. 59 Coupe, German Political Satires , p. xi. 60 Richard Scully, ‘The

in Comic empires
Health and medicine in the planning and politics of British Tanganyika

the discourse on health rather late, only in the 1940s. Thus the third relationship ‘health as goal of development’ cannot have been conceptualised earlier. The other two usages, however, can be found already in German political and medical discussions on East Africa long before the First World War. Medical doctors on ‘development’ in German East

in Developing Africa
Cultures and geographies of imperialism in Germany, 1848–1918

were the desirability of overseas settlement colonies as a destination where the manpower of German emigrants could be retained for the benefit of the nation; the perceived necessity of colonial possessions as a means to secure the interests of German overseas commerce; the agitation for a German navy as a symbol of national unity and for advocating German political and commercial interests overseas

in European empires and the people
Colonialism in the photographs and letters of the young cosmopolitan Carl Heinrich Becker, 1900–2

untangling the complicated web of relations between science and colonialism in an era when Germany was establishing dedicated colonial sciences. 68 The time of ‘armchair scholarship’ was over, and men like Becker, personally linked to Germany's political class, having read the works of Mungo Park and carried Kipling's novels in their travel libraries, 69 brought back vivid impressions from their expeditions. Besides the social networks they established, the most important impact of

in Savage worlds
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Sins, psyche, sex

Germany, 1890–1990 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994), p. 3. 95 Ibid., p. 155; David B. Dennis, Beethoven in German Politics, 1870–1989 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996), p. 22. 96 Aschheim, The Nietzsche Legacy , pp. 9

in Livingstone’s ‘Lives’
The Syrian campaign and Free French administration in the Levant, 1941–45

Arab leaders exploited these incidents to secure Dentz’s agreement to the formation of Consultative Assemblies in Beirut and Damascus, capitalising upon Dentz’s fear that von Hentig would return to stir up Arab protest as a pretext for the imposition of German political control across the Levant. 15 In Beirut, for example, the National Bloc leader, Emile Eddé, was replaced in early April

in The French empire at war 1940–45

wish of the Allies), they hoped to gain formal exoneration from the accusations of German ‘colonial offenses’, as well as concessions about the claims for colonial mandates (Rüger 1995: 459 ff.). The question of colonial politics linked to these national and international events – all of which stirred German political opinion in the mid-1920s

in Ordering Africa

the navy expanded alongside rising British anxieties over trade, empire and domestic security. By the 1870s, Britain’s ‘splendid isolation’was jeopardised by increasing diplomatic tensions with Russia and by the consolidation of German political and economic strength on the continent. At the same time, imperial expansion fuelled arguments for a strong navy and legitimated increased naval expenditure

in From Jack Tar to Union Jack