Dr. Xin Zhang has won the Academic Excellence Book Award from the Chinese Historians in the U.S. Organization for his recent Monograph: The Global in the Local: A Century of War, Commerce, and Technology in China.
The review committee made the following comments: “…your monograph is an ambitious work which skillfully remakes a new history by examining the impact of ‘macro’ history of a much-studied Opium War through the ‘micro’ window of a local port, Zhengjiang, along the Yangzi River open to foreign trade by treaty. The shrewd research methodology of the book deserves special attention. A well-written masterpiece, the book adopts a cross-sectional research approach bestowing a reinterpretation of an interplayed history where ‘the power of globalization is deeply intertwined with, and often shaped by, local specifics.'” …your research method is “unique” in that it “has provided a valuable new direction for scholars of Chinese history to follow.”
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