CHINA HERITAGE QUARTERLY China Heritage Project, The Australian National University ISSN 1833-8461
No. 28, December 2011


East Asian History | China Heritage Quarterly

East Asian History
The Online Version

In December 2011, the journal East Asian History, which like this publication is also produced under the aegis of the Australian Centre on China in the World, was re-launched, but in an online electronic form. It can be found at:


East Asian History was published in print from 1991 to 2008 (issues 1-36), and was edited by Geremie R. Barmé (to 2007), and Benjamin Penny (from 2007). The journal's predecessor, Papers on Far Eastern History, was published by The Australian National University's Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies from 1970 to 1990. When Papers on Far Eastern History became East Asian History the new journal employed an original and striking format that the new online version of the journal has adapted and developed in the new medium.

The journal's new online format enables authors to include sound and film files and photomedia within their articles, enlarging the journal's scope into fields of historical documentation, such as cinema or music history, previously limited by print publishing.

The online form of East Asian History is a collaboration between The Australian Centre on China in the World and the School of Culture, History and Language at The Australian National University and the Leiden University Institute of Area Studies at Leiden University in The Netherlands, and is jointly edited by Remco Breuker (Leiden) and Benjamin Penny (ANU). The editorial board comprises three scholars from each university: Geremie R. Barmé (ANU), Katarzyna Cwiertka (Leiden), Roald Maliangkay (ANU), Ivo Smits (Leiden), Tessa Morris-Suzuki (ANU) and Barend ter Haar (Leiden).

East Asian History is published twice each year. Articles published in the journal are submitted to double-blind peer review unless otherwise stated. Final selection of papers is at the discretion of the editors.

Issue Number 37, December 2011

Editors' preface
Remco Breuker & Benjamin Penny

Slow Reading and Fast Reference
Geremie R. Barmé

Anglo-Japanese Trademark Conflict in China and the Birth of the Chinese Trademark Law (1923), 1906–26
Eichii Motono 本野英一

The Many Faces of Hotel Moderne in Harbin
Mark Gamsa

Mapping The Social Lives Of Objects:
Popular and Artistic Responses to the 1937 Exhibition of Chinese Art in New Zealand

James Beattie & Lauren Murray

Koreans Performing for Foreign Troops:
The Occidentalism of the C.P.C. and K.P.K.
Roald Maliangkay

Modern Times:
The development of Korean mass culture in image and sound during the Japanese occupation, 1910-45

An online exhibition