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1 Cultural Connections in a New Global Space: Li Shizeng and the Chinese Francophile Project in the Early Twentieth Century

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Focusing on the thought and activities of Li Shizeng, who very much saw himself as an active and contributing member of a global radical community, illuminates an alternative way of perceiving China's cultural and intellectual interactions with the West. This chapter explores the origins of Li Shizeng's Francophilia and the nature of his transnational educational projects in China and France, perhaps the first of their kind in China's modern history. The championing of Chinese overseas study in France and the establishment of colleges in China whose graduates would be recruited for a higher education institution in France. The chapter also highlights Li's intriguing effort to influence Western dietary culture with his creation in 1908 of a soybean processing plant just outside Paris whose employees were Chinese workers Li recruited from his home district in north China.

Keywords: France; Francophilia; global radical community; Li Shizeng; north China; Paris; soybean processing plant; Western dietary culture



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