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

John K. Fairbank Kwang-Ching Liu John King Fairbank Denis Twitchett



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Cambridge University Press
29 December 1980
History; Asian history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
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.
Edited by:   John K. Fairbank, Kwang-Ching Liu
Series edited by:   John King Fairbank, Denis Twitchett
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   v. 11
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 173mm,  Spine: 44mm
Weight:   1.260kg
ISBN:   9780521220293
ISBN 10:   0521220297
Series:   The Cambridge History of China
Pages:   784
Publication Date:   29 December 1980
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface John K. Fairbank and Kwang-Ching Liu; 1. Economic trends in the late Ch'ing empire, 1870-1911 Albert Feuerwerker; 2. Late Ch'ing foreign relations, 1866-1905 Immanuel C. Y. Hsu; 3. Changing Chinese views of Western relations, 1840-95 Yen-P'ing Hao and Erh-min Wang; 4. The military challenge: the northwest and the coast Kwang-Ching Liu and Richard J. Smith; 5. Intellectual change and the reform movement, 1890-8 Hao Chang; 6. Japan and the Chinese Revolution of 1911 Marius Jansen; 7. Political and institutional reform, 1901-11 Chuzo Ichiko; 8. Government, merchants and industry to 1911 Wellington K. K. Chan; 9. The republican revolutionary movement Michael Gasster; 10. Currents of social change Marianne Bastid-Bruguierre; Bibliographical essays; Bibliography; Glossary-Index.

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