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Modern China

Modern China

  • Author: Edwin E. Moise
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317868439
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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The past hundred years in China have seen almost continuous transformation and upheaval. From Confucianist monarchy to warlordism, from fanatically doctrinaire socialist tyranny to almost doctrineless social-capitalism, China has experienced political, cultural and economic disintegration, reunion, and revolution on an unprecedented scale. Beginning with the overthrow of the Emperor in 1911, Moise guides us through a century of ever-unfolding drama with characteristic clarity and balance. Examining the effects of the communist revolution, he argues that in the early days Mao Zedong established the most effective government China had ever known, and that even during the bizarre excesses and blood-letting of the Cultural Revolution, there were still issues that were dealt with in a rational and effective manner. Moving on to the developments since the death of Mao in 1976, in a section fully revised and updated for this new edition, Moise gives a nuanced account of the two sides of China: its spectacularly successful programme of capitalist economic development, and its continuing dictatorship. He contends that dictatorship is now much less total than it was until the mid-70s; although dissenters are still persecuted, their very existence is evidence of a significant loosening of repression. However, there is a heavy price being paid for the Chinese economic miracle. The environmental effects of this boom already stretch well beyond the borders of China. Modern Chinasends us a clear message: the rapid and fundamental change that has framed the last century has not slowed or stalled but acts as a pointer to the near certainty of significant further change. To understand China’s future we must understand its past. Edwin E. Moise is Professor of History at Clemson University, South Carolina and a specialist in the history of China and Vietnam. His previous works include Land Reform in China and North Vietnam(1983) and Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War (1996).

Modern China and Opium

Modern China and Opium

A Reader

  • Author: Alan Baumler
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472067688
  • Category: History
  • Page: 190
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An intriguing historical examination of China's widespread opium epidemic

An Intellectual History of Modern China

An Intellectual History of Modern China

  • Author: Merle Goldman,Leo Ou-fan Lee
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521797108
  • Category: History
  • Page: 607
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This book is the only comprehensive book on modern China's intellectual history.

The Search for Modern China

The Search for Modern China

  • Author: Jonathan D. Spence
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • ISBN: 9780393973518
  • Category: History
  • Page: 728
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Look no further for a comprehensive narrative of Chinese history from the fall of the Ming dynasty to the present.

Intellectuals and the State in Modern China

Intellectuals and the State in Modern China

  • Author: Jerome B. Grieder
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0029126703
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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Traces the lives ad accomplishments of Chinese intellectuals from the Boxer Rebellion to the birth of the Peoples Republic and details their responses to change and tradition.

V.K. Wellington Koo and the Emergence of Modern China

V.K. Wellington Koo and the Emergence of Modern China

  • Author: Stephen G. Craft
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 9780813127286
  • Category: History
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Modern China

Modern China

A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Rana Mitter
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198753705
  • Category:
  • Page: 168
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China today is never out of the news: from international finance to human rights controversies, global coverage of its rising international presence, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. It seems to be a country of contradictions: a peasant society with some of the world's most futuristic cities, heir to an ancient civilization that is still trying to find a modern identity. This Very Short Introduction offers the reader an entry to understanding the world's most populous nation, giving an integrated picture of modern Chinese society, culture, economy, politics, and art. In this new edition, Rana Mitter addresses China's current global position, accounting for the country's growth in global significance over the past decade. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Religious Question in Modern China

The Religious Question in Modern China

  • Author: Vincent Goossaert,David A. Palmer
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226304167
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
  • View: 2009
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Recent events—from strife in Tibet and the rapid growth of Christianity in China to the spectacular expansion of Chinese Buddhist organizations around the globe—vividly demonstrate that one cannot understand the modern Chinese world without attending closely to the question of religion. The Religious Question in Modern China highlights parallels and contrasts between historical events, political regimes, and cultural movements to explore how religion has challenged and responded to secular Chinese modernity, from 1898 to the present. Vincent Goossaert and David A. Palmer piece together the puzzle of religion in China not by looking separately at different religions in different contexts, but by writing a unified story of how religion has shaped, and in turn been shaped by, modern Chinese society. From Chinese medicine and the martial arts to communal temple cults and revivalist redemptive societies, the authors demonstrate that from the nineteenth century onward, as the Chinese state shifted, the religious landscape consistently resurfaced in a bewildering variety of old and new forms. The Religious Question in Modern China integrates historical, anthropological, and sociological perspectives in a comprehensive overview of China’s religious history that is certain to become an indispensible reference for specialists and students alike.

Pictures and Visuality in Early Modern China

Pictures and Visuality in Early Modern China

  • Author: Craig Clunas
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 9781861890085
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 221
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Pictures and Visuality in Early Modern China is not simply a survey of sixteenth-century images, but rather, a thorough and thoughtful examination of visual culture in China's Ming Dynasty, one that considers images wherever they appeared—not only paintings, but also illustrated books, maps, ceramic bowls, lacquered boxes, painted fans, and even clothing and tomb pictures. Clunas's theory of visuality incorporates not only the image and the object upon which it is placed but also the culture which produced and purchased it. Economic changes in sixteenth-century China—the rapid expansion of trade routes and a growing class of consumers—are thus intricately bound up with the evolution of the image itself. Pictures and Visuality in Early Modern China will be a touchstone for students of Chinese history, art, and culture.

Modern China

Modern China

A Guide to a Century of Change

  • Author: Graham Hutchings
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674012400
  • Category: History
  • Page: 530
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Modern China offers a timely and useful reference guide to the people, places, ideas, and events crucial to an understanding of this rising power. The focus is on society and politics and their impact on both China and the world. Hutchings provides over two hundred insightful short essays, arranged alphabetically, that cover central figures and events from Sun Yat-sen to Jiang Zemin and the Boxer Rebellion to Tiananmen Square.

Modern China

Modern China

An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Nationalism

  • Author: Ke-wen Wang,CRSN Staff
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135583250
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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Charts Western influence and national development. Beginning with the mid-19th century, when China encountered the West and began to enter the modern age, this encyclopedia offers an overview of the world's largest and most populous nation. The coverage includes not only major political topics, but also surveys the arts, business, literature, education, journalism, and all other major aspects of the nation's social, cultural, and economic life. The encyclopedia also offers significant material on such often neglected subjects as women and minorities, modern drama, Sino-French War, the federalist movement, overseas Chinese, Mongolian independence, and more. Special emphasis throughout is on the dramatic changes that have taken place in the country since the end of World War II. Provides an overview of the modern era. The entries are written by China specialists, who are thoroughly familiar with every aspect of the nation and its peoples. While history predominates, the articles cover all academic fields and include considerable material on recent decades as well as on earlier periods. There are entries on national political leaders and key thinkers, major events and trends in the nation's history, institutions, organizations, and currents of thought that led to the emergence of the modern nation. The encyclopedia's longer essays offer detailed and insightful surveys of censorship, important eras, literary movements, powerful social groups, anti-imperialism campaigns, Five Year Plans, the Sino-Vietnamese War, economic breakthroughs, and other vital topics. The coverage is informed by a thorough exploration of the historical role of Chinese nationalism, a potent force that was shaped by the need to retain national unity and independence under foreign assault.

Pioneers of Modern China

Pioneers of Modern China

Understanding the Inscrutable Chinese

  • Author: Khoon Choy Lee
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 981256618X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 549
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Amongst the Chinese exists great cultural variety and diversity. The Cantonese care more for profit than face and are good businessmen, whereas Fujian R‚n are frank, blunt and outspoken but daring and generous. Beijing R‚n are more aristocratic and well-mannered, having stayed in a city ruled by emperors of different dynasties. Shanghai R‚n are more enterprising, adventurous and materialistic but less aristocratic, having been at the center of pre-war gangsterism. Hainan R‚n are straightforward, blunt and stubborn. Hunan R‚n are more warlike and have produced more marshals and generals than any other province.Pioneers of Modern China is a fascinating book that paints a vivid picture of the unique cultural characteristics and behavior of the Chinese in the various provinces. Using leaders in the modern history of China, such as Sun Yat Sen, Chiang Kai Shek, Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao as representatives, it offers an in-depth look into the psyche of the Chinese people. It also pays tribute to writers, painters and kungfu experts, who have helped to develop the country socially and artistically.

Realms of Freedom in Modern China

Realms of Freedom in Modern China

  • Author: William C. Kirby
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804752329
  • Category: History
  • Page: 396
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The fifteenth and final volume of the series The Making of Modern Freedom, this book explores a variety of issues surrounding questions of human rights and freedom in China. The chapters suggest very significant realms of freedom, with or without the protection of law, in the personal, social, and economic lives of people in China before the twentieth century. This was recognized, and partly codified, in the early twentieth century, when legal experts sought to establish a republic of laws and limits. The process of legal reform, however, would be placed firmly in the service of strengthening the post-imperial Chinese nation-state, culminating after 1949 in despotism unparalleled in Chinese history. Nevertheless, the last decades of the twentieth century and the first years of our own would witness a slow, steady, but unmistakable reassertion of realms of personal and communal autonomy that show, even in an era of strong states, at least the prospect of institutionalized freedoms.

Madame Chiang Kai-Shek

Madame Chiang Kai-Shek

Face of Modern China

  • Author: Sandy Donovan
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9780756518868
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Learn about this influential Chinese woman.

Questions of Style

Questions of Style

Literary Societies and Literary Journals in Modern China, 1911-1937

  • Author: Michel Hockx
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004129153
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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Convincingly breaking with the 'May Fourth' paradigm, Questions of Style argues a radically new way of understanding the relationship between New Literature and other styles of modern Chinese writing.

Political Leaders of Modern China

Political Leaders of Modern China

A Biographical Dictionary

  • Author: Pak-Wah Leung
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313302169
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 278
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Through the individual characteristics of China's political leaders, a nation-building process began. Chinese leaders fell into two categories of reformers: conservative and liberal. Conservative reformers saw a corruption of the moral order of society that needed to be eliminated in order to restore the country's moral integrity, while liberal reformers attempted to embrace the flaws and lead China toward Socialism. One hundred Chinese leaders--from the Opium War to 2001--are profiled in this comprehensive biographical dictionary. This book provides the most up-to-date coverage of modern Chinese political leadership during the Imperial, Republican, and Communist periods. Political leaders throughout each period had a common desire for reform within the country while maintaining China's political and cultural legacy. Leung invokes the uniqueness of those leaders in their struggle for personal gain and national improvement as they fought to preserve traditional values. Written by 30 international scholars and experts in the field using both Western and Chinese sources, this is the most authoritative dictionary on the subject.

Modern Chinese Literary Thought

Modern Chinese Literary Thought

Writings on Literature, 1893-1945

  • Author: Kirk A. Denton
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804725590
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 554
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This volume presents a broad range of writings on modern Chinese literature. Of the fifty-five essays included, forty-seven are translated here for the first time, including two essays by Lu Xun. In addition, the editor has provided an extensive general introduction and shorter introductions to the five parts of the book, historical background, a synthesis of current scholarship on modern views of Chinese literature, and an original thesis on the complex formation of Chinese literary modernity. The collection reflects both the mainstream Marxist interpretation of the literary values of modern China and the marginalized views proscribed, at one time or another, by the leftist canon. It offers a full spectrum of modern Chinese perceptions of fundamental literary issues.

Ma Xiangbo and the Mind of Modern China 1840-1939

Ma Xiangbo and the Mind of Modern China 1840-1939

  • Author: Ruth Hayhoe,Yongling Lu
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9781563248313
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 333
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An in-depth study of Ma Xiangbo, one of the most prominent Catholic thinkers in modern China.

History of Modern China

History of Modern China

  • Author: R.S. Chaurasia
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • ISBN: 9788126903153
  • Category: China
  • Page: 352
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This Book Studies All Aspects Of Chinese History From The Very Beginning To Date. It Is Written In Very Easy Language And Lucid Style. It Depicts As To How China Has Become One Of The Most Dominant Powers Of The World. The Book Highlights Chinese Culture, Its Religion, Its View Of War And Military, Its Attitudes Towards Other Cultures And The Development Of Society From Prehistoric To Modern Times. Role Of Communist Party Of China, Basic Features Of Constitution Of China And Details Of Communist Rule Of China Have Been Given In Detail.The Topics Covered Are : A Brief Survey Of Chinese History, Its Educational System Career, Political Ideas Of Mao-Tse-Tung, Sino-Soviet Relations Before And After Indo-China Border Conflict, China S Relations With U.S.A. And Western Powers And With Third World Countries And U.N.O., Sino-Indian Relations And Tibet, China After Mao And China S 21St Century Progress And Development, Position Of Present China And Its Comparison With India, Taiwan And Its Relation With Macao And Hong Kong. Thus, This Book Will Prove Very Useful For Students Of B.A. (Hons.) And M.A. And For Various Competitive Examinations And For General Readers.

Fuzhou Protestants and the Making of a Modern China, 1857-1927

Fuzhou Protestants and the Making of a Modern China, 1857-1927

  • Author: Ryan Dunch
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300080506
  • Category: History
  • Page: 293
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He shows how Chinese Protestants, with a distinctive vision for constituting China as a modern nation-state, contributed to the dissolution of the imperial regime, enjoyed unprecedented popularity following the 1911 revolution, and then saw their dreams for social and political change dashed.".