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An Intellectual History of Modern China : Cambridge Modern China Series - Merle Goldman

An Intellectual History of Modern China

Cambridge Modern China Series

By: Merle Goldman (Editor), Leo Ou-fan Lee (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 10th June 2002
ISBN: 9780521801201
Number Of Pages: 618

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An Intellectual History of Modern China is the only comprehensive book on modern China's intellectual development from the nineteenth to the end of the twentieth century.While existing studies tend to focus on individual Chinese thinkers, this book includes all the major Chinese thinkers, as well as political figures who have influenced China's modern history. Merle Goldman and Leo Ou-fan Lee introduce this this collection of essays, drawn from the later volumes (Volumes 12, 13, 14, 15) of The Cambridge History of China. The chapters, authored by eminent historians and social scientists in the field of Chinese studies, together trace the transformation of Confucian ideas, the introduction of Western views and the resulting, uniquely Chinese view of the world. By linking key intellectual developments and figures to emerging political movements, they explain the profound impact of changing ideas and values on Chinese politics and revolution. Merle Goldman brings the history up to date with a new, concluding chapter on the post-Mao era and China's intellectual scene at the end of the twentieth century.

"...all chapters balance the emphasis of the thinking and actions of individual intellectuals with their broader historical, cultural, and political context, in order to encompass the broader conscious life in intellectual history. This comprehensive summary of classical scholarship is a useful guide for scholars and upper-division undergraduates who will benefit from its broad chronology and emphasis on many important Chinese thinkers and political figures." M. Cristina Zaccarini, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, Candian Journal of History "Skillfully and thoroughly investigates the intellectual history of modern China...Insightful and definitive." History: Reviews of New Books "This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand China's twentieth century intellectual history." Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Literature "Certainly politics is important in understanding public life in China, but the publication of this volume challenges and begs historians to move away from conceptualizing all intellectual history of China as political history. This book is worht reading and provides a point of departure for intellectual histories of modern China." China Review International "In this collection of carefully researched essays, leading scholars explicate China's intellectual transformation from the 1890s to the 1990s...the rewards are many, and the potential for further research remains strong. As an "intellectual history of modern China" instead of a "modern Chinese intellectual history", the volume continues to inform and to orient further research." - The Journal of Asian Studies Wen-Hsin Yeh, University of California, Berkeley

Introduction: The Intellectual History of Modern Chinap. 1
Intellectual Change: From the Reform Movement to the May Fourth Movement, 1895-1920p. 13
Themes in Intellectual History: May Fourth and Afterp. 97
Literary Trends: The Quest for Modernity, 1895-1927p. 142
Literary Trends: The Road to Revolution, 1927-1949p. 196
Mao Tse-tung's Thought to 1949p. 267
The Party and the Intellectuals: Phase Twop. 349
Mao Tse-Tung's Thought from 1949-1976p. 395
A New Relationship between the Intellectuals and the State in the Post-Mao Periodp. 499
Bibliographyp. 539
Indexp. 567
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ISBN: 9780521801201
ISBN-10: 0521801206
Series: Cambridge Modern China Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 618
Published: 10th June 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.95