The Routledge Handbook of Revolutionary China covers the evolution of Chinese society from the roots of the Republic of China in the early 1900s until the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976.
The chapters in this volume explain aspects of the process of revolution and how people adapted to the demands of the revolutionary situation. Exploring changes in political leadership, as well as transformation in culture, it compares the differences in experiences in urban and rural areas and contrasts rapid changes, such as the war with Japan and Communist 'liberation' with evolutionary developments, such as the gradual redefinition of public space. Taking a comprehensive approach, the themes covered include:
* War, occupation and liberation * Religion and gender * Education, cities and travel.
This is an essential resource for students and scholars of Modern China, Republican China, Revolutionary China and Chinese Politics.
Alan Baumler (Indiana University of Pennsylvania USA)
Country of Publication:
20 September 2019
Further / Higher Education
A / AS level
List of figures List of tables List of contributors Introduction 1 Japanese goals, Chinese realities at the grassroots: the Japanese Occupation in northern Zhejiang, 1937-42 R. Keith Schoppa 2 The rise of the Chinese Communist military-fiscal party-state in Shandong Province, 1937-45 Sherman Xiaogang Lai 3 New China Daily: social change and the class project in wartime Nationalist China Joshua H. Howard 4 Liberation: a view from the Southwest Kristin Stapleton 5 The search for a Socialist everyday: the urban communes Fabio Lanza 6 Changes in the rural land system and power structure in the countryside Liu Yigao 7 There is no crisis and it is going to go away soon, anyhow -propaganda, denialism and revisionism in debating the Great Leap Forward famine Lauri Paltemaa 8 Gospel light or imperialist poison? Controversies of the Christian community in China, 1922-55 Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye 9 A (wo)men's revolution? Small feet, large hands and visions of womanhood in China's long twentieth century Barbara Mittler 10 The afterlife of Sun Yat-sen during the Republic (1925-49) Xavier Paules 11 The New Life Movement and national sacrifice Maggie Clinton 12 Learning the new culture: rural literacy education in Shanxi in the 1930s and 1940s Di Luo 13 Making Taiwan Chinese, 1945-60 Tehyun Ma 14 Chinese professions, the nation and revolution, 1895-1965 Charles W. Hayford 15 Roles of the beautiful nation in the making of a revolutionary Middle Kingdom Xu Guoqi 16 Closest model, rival and fateful enemy: China's political economy, law and Japan Joyman Lee 17 Ambiguous paradigms: the Russian model and the Chinese Revolution James Z. Gao 18 All rivers flow into the sea: the making of China's most cosmopolitan city Hanchao Lu 19 Public space and public life: transformation of urban China, 1900-2000 Wang Di 20 The nationalization of the hardship of travel in China, 1895-1949: progress, hygiene and national concern Antonio Barrento 21 Chinese revolutions and the ebb and flow of revolutionary historiography Q. Edward Wang Index
Alan Baumler is Professor of History and Asian Studies Coordinator at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is the author of Worse Than Floods and Wild Beasts: The Chinese and Opium Under the Republic and co-editor of The Chinese Historical Review.