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The Cambridge History of China : Volume 10, Late Ch'ing 1800-1911, Part 1 - John K. Fairbank

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 10, Late Ch'ing 1800-1911, Part 1

By: John K. Fairbank (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th May 2014
ISBN: 9780521214476
Number Of Pages: 730

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This is the first of two volumes in this major Cambridge history dealing with the decline of the Ch'ing empire. It opens with a survey of the Ch'ing empire in China and Inner Asia at its height, in about 1800. Modern China's history begins with the processes recorded here of economic growth, social change and the deterioration of central government within China. Contributors to this volume study the complex interplay of foreign invasion, domestic rebellion and Ch'ing decline and restoration. Special reference is made to the Peking administration, the Canton trade and the early treaty system, the Taiping, Nien and other rebellions, and the dynasty's survival in uneasy cooperation with the British, Russian, French, American and other invaders. Each chapter is written by a specialist from the international community of sinological scholars. Many of the accounts break new ground; all are based on fresh research. This volume has been designed both to be consulted as a work of reference and to be read continuously. No knowledge of Chinese is necessary; for readers with Chinese, proper names and terms are identified with their characters in the glossary, and full references to Chinese, Japanese and other works are given in the bibliographies. Numerous maps illustrate the text, and there are a bibliographical essays describing the source materials on which each author's account is based.

Introduction: the old order
ChG++ing Inner Asia c. 1800
Dynastic decline and the roots of rebellion
The Canton trade and the Opium War Frederic
The creation of the treaty system
The Taiping Rebellion
Sino-Russian relations, 1800G++62
The heyday of the ChG++ing order in Mongolia, Sinkiang and Tibet
The ChG++ing Restoration
Self-strengthening: the pursuit of Western technology
Christian missions and their impact to 1900
Bibliographical essays
Glossary and index
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ISBN: 9780521214476
ISBN-10: 0521214475
Series: Cambridge History of China : Book 10
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 730
Published: 15th May 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.17