Explorations and entanglements : Germans in Pacific Worlds from the early modern period to World War I
- edited by Hartmut Berghoff, Frank Biess, and Ulrike Strasser.
- New York : Berghahn Books, 2019.
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- vi, 324 pages ; 24 cm.
- Studies in German history ; v. 22.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction: German histories and Pacific histories / Hartmut Berghoff, Frank Biess, and Ulrike Strasser
- German apothecaries and botanists in early modern Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan / Raquel A. G. Reyes
- A Bohemian mapmaker in Manila: travels, transfers, and traces between the Pacific Ocean and Germans lands / Ulrike Strasser
- German naturalists in the Pacific around
- 1800: entanglement, autonomy, and a transnational culture of expertise / Andreas W. Daum
- Georg Wilhelm Steller and Carl Heinrich Merck: German scientists in Russian service as explorers in the north Pacific in the eighteenth century / Kristina Kuntzel-Witt
- Johann Reinhold Forster and the ship "resolution" as a space of knowledge
- Engineering empire: German influence on Chinese industrialization, 1880-1925 / Shellen Wu
- Expanding the frontier(s): the Spreckels family and the German-American penetration of the Pacific, 1870-1920 / Uwe Spiekermann
- Work and non-work in the "Paradise of the South Seas": Samoa, c. 1890-1914 / Jurgen Schmidt
- German women in the South Sea colonies, 1884-1919 / Livia Maria Rigotti
- Sacrifice, heroism, professionalization and empowerment: colonial New Guinea in the lives of German religious women, 1899-1919 / Katharina Stornig
- Rape, indenture, and the colonial courts in German New Guinea / Emma Thomas
- The trans-Pacific Ghadar (revolt) movement: the role of the pacific in the Indo-German plot to overthrow the British Empire during the first World War / Douglas T. McGetchin
- The Vava'u Germans: history and identity construction of a transcultural community with Tongan and Pomeranian roots / Reinhard Wendt
- Epilogue: German histories and Pacific histories: new directions / Matt Matsuda.
Traditionally, Germany has been considered a minor player in Pacific history before World War II: its trade there was more limited than that of other nations, and whereas its European rivals established themselves as imperial forces beginning in the early modern era, Germany did not seriously pursue colonialism until the nineteenth century. Yet thanks to recent advances in the field emphasizing transoceanic networks and cultural encounters, it is now possible to develop a more nuanced understanding of German-Pacific history. The studies gathered here offer fascinating case studies of German commercial, scientific, and imperial activity against the backdrop of the Pacific's overlapping cultural circuits and complex oceanic transits.
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- Studies in German history ; Volume 22
- "Published in association with the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C."
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