The story of globalization in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as experienced by ordinary people in the Chinese river town of Zhenjiang is examined in this groundbreaking new book by IUPUI History Professor Xin Zhang. This book proposes an entirely new way of “doing” modern Chinese history that focuses on the intense negotiations of local societies with global changes. It develops this “glocal” approach through three case studies on war, commerce, and technology that detail the ways that the wider world transformed the textures of everyday life in southeastern China in the 1800s. The book will be available in April 2023. Click here to pre-order a copy.