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The Cambridge History of China : Volume 11, Late Ch'ing, 1800-1911, Part 2 - John K. Fairbank

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 11, Late Ch'ing, 1800-1911, Part 2

By: John K. Fairbank (Editor), Kwang-Ching Liu (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th May 2014
ISBN: 9780521220293
Number Of Pages: 776

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This is the second of two volumes in this major Cambridge history dealing with the gradual decline of the Ch'ing empire in China (the first was volume 10). Volume 11 surveys the persistence and deterioration of the old order in China during the late nineteenth century, and the profound stirring during that period, which led to China's great twentieth-century revolution. The contributors focus on commercial and technological growth, foreign relations, the stimulation of Chinese intellectual life by the outside world, and military triumphs and disasters. The impact of Japan is emphasized and there is consideration of the movements of reform and revolution in the two decades before 1911. As the contributors to this volume show, the effects of the accelerating changes were to fragment the old ruling class and the ancient monarchy, finally bringing the Chinese people face to face with the challenges of the new century. 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. 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 bibliographical essay decribing the source materials on which each author's account is based.

Economic trends in the late ChG++ing empire, 1870-1911
Late ChG++ing foreign relations, 1866-1905
Changing Chinese views of Western relations, 1840-95
The military challenge: the northwest and the coast
Intellectual change and the reform movement, 1890-8
Japan and the Chinese Revolution of 1911
Political and institutional reform, 1901-11
Government, merchants and industry to 1911
The republican revolutionary movement
Currents of social change
Bibliographical essays
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ISBN: 9780521220293
ISBN-10: 0521220297
Series: Cambridge History of China : Book 11
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 776
Published: 15th May 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 17.27  x 4.42
Weight (kg): 1.26