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The Search for Modern China

The Search for Modern China

  • Author: Jonathan D. Spence
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393307801
  • Category: History
  • Page: 876
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Covering more than four centuries of Chinese history, this work chronicles the various dynasties, the ideas of reformist Confucian scholars, and China's poets, novelists, artists, students, and leaders

The Search for Modern China

The Search for Modern China

A Documentary Collection

  • Author: Pei-kai Cheng,Michael Elliot Lestz,Jonathan D. Spence
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • ISBN: 9780393973723
  • Category: History
  • Page: 531
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This collection of primary source documents--many translated into English for the first time and available only in this book--gather proclamations, treaties, laws, and other public acts with pieces reflecting everyday life, family, social networks, and culture.

The Search for Modern China

The Search for Modern China

A Documentary Collection

  • Author: Jonathan D. Spence
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • ISBN: 9780393920857
  • Category: History
  • Page: 625
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Jonathan D. Spence is George Burton Adams Professor of History at Yale University and author of eight acclaimed books on China. Here he has written a very readable history of this fascinating country. "To understand . . . China's past there is no better place to start than Jonathan D. Spences excellent new book".--The New York Times Book Review front page review. 136 pages of photographs.

The Search for Modern China

The Search for Modern China

World history, Central Asia

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 147845671X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 91
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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Search for Modern China. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

China in zehn Wörtern

China in zehn Wörtern

Eine Einführung

  • Author: Hua Yu
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783100958075
  • Category:
  • Page: 335
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Chinese Roundabout

Chinese Roundabout

Essays in History and Culture

  • Author: Jonathan D. Spence
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393309942
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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If one has the art, then a piece of celery or salted cabbage can be made into a marvelous delicacy; whereas if one has not the art, not all the greatest delicacies and rarities of land, sea, or sky are of any avail. a Beijing cook, nineteenth century from Chinese Roundabout"

The Creation of Modern China, 18942008

The Creation of Modern China, 18942008

The Rise of a World Power

  • Author: Iain Robertson Scott
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 1783084987
  • Category: History
  • Page: 356
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China preoccupies us; yet its recent past is still relatively unfamiliar. No country has undergone a greater period of sustained and turbulent change than China in the twentieth century, but it has emerged again as a leading global power. It is, therefore, more important than ever to understand the society it has become and its rise to such influence. This timely study uses recent research to explore how China has been transformed from an economic and political backwater at the start of the twentieth century to its current pre-eminent position one hundred years later.

The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds

The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds

  • Author: Jonathan D. Spence
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393247708
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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"Like everything else written by Jonathan Spence, The Chan's Great Continent is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in China. Spence is one of the greatest Sinologists of our time, and his work is both authoritative and highly readable." —Los Angeles Times Book Review China has transfixed the West since the earliest contacts between these civilizations. With his characteristic elegance and insight, Jonathan Spence explores how the West has understood China over seven centuries. Ranging from Marco Polo's own depiction of China and the mighty Khan, Kublai, in the 1270s to the China sightings of three twentieth-century writers of acknowledged genius-Kafka, Borges, and Calvino-Spence conveys Western thought on China through a remarkable array of expression. Peopling Spence's account are Iberian adventurers, Enlightenment thinkers, spinners of the dreamy cult of Chinoiserie, and American observers such as Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Ezra Pound, and Eugene O'Neill. Taken together, these China sightings tell us as much about the self-image of the West as about China. "Wonderful. . . . Spence brilliantly demonstrates [how] generation after generation of Westerners [have] asked themselves, 'What is it . . . that held this astonishing, diverse, and immensely populous land together?' "--New York Times Book Review

Treason By The Book

Treason By The Book

Traitors, Conspirators and Guardians of an Emperor

  • Author: Jonathan Spence
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241959144
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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In 1728 a stranger handed a letter to Governor Yue calling on him to lead a rebellion against the Manchu rulers of China. Feigning agreement, he learnt the details of the plot and immediately informed the Emperor, Yongzheng. The ringleaders were captured with ease, forced to recant and, to the confusion and outrage of the public, spared. Drawing on an enormous wealth of documentary evidence - over a hundred and fifty secret documents between the Emperor and his agents are stored in Chinese archives - Jonathan Spence has recreated this revolt of the scholars in fascinating and chilling detail. It is a story of unwordly dreams of a better world and the facts of bureaucratic power, of the mind of an Emperor and of the uses of his mercy.

Kolibris Tochter

Kolibris Tochter

Roman

  • Author: Luis Alberto Urrea,Carola Kasperek,Tanya Stewner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783866121089
  • Category:
  • Page: 625
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The Chinese Century

The Chinese Century

A Photographic History

  • Author: Jonathan D. Spence,Annping Chin
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • ISBN: 9781841882116
  • Category: China
  • Page: 264
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"This is a magnificent and moving photographic chronicle of the past tumultuous century of china's history. It brings together nearly 300 hundred stunning photographs, most of them never before published outside China, and an authoritative and accessible text by Jonathan Spence and Annping Chin."

God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan

God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan

  • Author: Jonathan D. Spence
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393285863
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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"A magnificent tapestry . . . a story that reaches beyond China into our world and time: a story of faith, hope, passion, and a fatal grandiosity."--Washington Post Book World Whether read for its powerful account of the largest uprising in human history, or for its foreshadowing of the terrible convulsions suffered by twentieth-century China, or for the narrative power of a great historian at his best, God's Chinese Son must be read. At the center of this history of China's Taiping rebellion (1845-64) stands Hong Xiuquan, a failed student of Confucian doctrine who ascends to heaven in a dream and meets his heavenly family: God, Mary, and his older brother, Jesus. He returns to earth charged to eradicate the "demon-devils," the alien Manchu rulers of China. His success carries him and his followers to the heavenly capital at Nanjing, where they rule a large part of south China for more than a decade. Their decline and fall, wrought by internal division and the unrelenting military pressures of the Manchus and the Western powers, carry them to a hell on earth. Twenty million Chinese are left dead.

China - Das Kochbuch

China - Das Kochbuch

  • Author: Kei Lum Chan,Diora Fong Chan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783944297293
  • Category:
  • Page: 720
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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.

A Million Truths

A Million Truths

A Decade in China

  • Author: Linda Jakobson
  • Publisher: M. Evans
  • ISBN: 1461704308
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 400
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Income levels have risen sharpley in China during the last two decades. Although just 2% of all Chinese have hot, running water, virtually all households have televisions. This personal, intelligent book addresses these sweeping changes and how they are forming modern China.

The Chinese Century

The Chinese Century

A Photographic History of the Last Hundred Years

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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Chronicles historical events in the lives of rural peasants and the privileged elite from the time of the Qing dynasty to the People's Republic

Fräulein Hallo und der Bauernkaiser

Fräulein Hallo und der Bauernkaiser

Chinas Gesellschaft von unten

  • Author: Liao Yiwu
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 310401079X
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 544
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In China verboten: Einzigartige Gespräche mit den Verstoßenen und Vergessenen der chinesischen Gesellschaft Eine Prostituierte, ein buddhistischer Abt und der Manager einer öffentlichen Bedürfnisanstalt, ein Falun-Gong-Anhänger, ein ehemaliger Rotgardist und ein Feng-Shui-Meister – sie und viele andere hat Liao Yiwu, einer der bekanntesten Autoren Chinas und selbst ehemaliger politischer Häftling, mit Respekt, Einfühlungsvermögen und Humor nach ihrem Leben und ihren Hoffnungen befragt. Diese einzigartigen Gespräche lassen uns ein China entdecken, das wir sonst nicht zu sehen bekommen – ein China der Ausgestoßenen, der Heimat- und Obdachlosen, der Bettler und Straßenmusiker, deren Würde, Witz und Menschlichkeit ihnen niemand hat nehmen können.