The Search for Modern China

The Search for Modern China
Author: Pei-kai Cheng,Michael Elliot Lestz,Jonathan D. Spence
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 531
Release: 1999
Genre: History
ISBN: 0393973727

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This collection of primary source documents--many translated into English for the first time and available only in this book--gather proclamations, treaties, laws, and other public acts with pieces reflecting everyday life, family, social networks, and culture.

The Search for Modern China

The Search for Modern China
Author: Jonathan D. Spence
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 707
Release: 2013
Genre: History
ISBN: 0393934519

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The leading textbook by the leading scholar. This text, the classic introduction to modern China for students and general readers, emerged from Spence's highly successful introductory course at Yale, in which he traced the beginnings of modern China to internal developments beginning in the early 17th century. Strong on social and political history, as well as Chinese culture and its intersections with politics, this paperback is a longstanding leader in the survey course on modern China.

The Penguin History of Modern China

The Penguin History of Modern China
Author: Jonathan Fenby
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2008-05-29
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780141917610

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'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican and Maoist. The great merit of Jonathan Fenby's vivid account of the years since 1850 is to underline how heavily that history still weighs on the present' Rosemary Righter, The Times

Making China Modern

Making China Modern
Author: Klaus Mühlhahn
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-01-14
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780674916074

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“Chronicles reforms, revolutions, and wars through the lens of institutions, often rebutting Western impressions...[And] warns against thinking of China’s economic success as proof of a unique path without contextualizing it in historical specifics.” —New Yorker “This thoughtful, probing interpretation is a worthy successor to the famous histories of Fairbank and Spence and will be read by all students and scholars of modern China.” —William C. Kirby, coauthor of Can China Lead? It is tempting to attribute the rise of China’s to recent changes in political leadership and economic policy. But China has had a long history of creative adaptation and it would be a mistake to think that its current trajectory began with Deng Xiaoping. In the mid-eighteenth century, when the Qing Empire reached the height of its power, China dominated a third of the world’s population. Then, as the Opium Wars threatened the nation’s sovereignty and the Taiping Rebellion ripped the country apart, China found itself verging on free fall. In the twentieth century China managed a surprising recovery, rapidly undergoing profound economic and social change, buttressed by technological progress. A dynamic story of crisis and recovery, failures and triumphs, Making China Modern explores the versatility and resourcefulness that has guaranteed China’s survival in the past, and is now fueling its future.

Modern Art for a Modern China

Modern Art for a Modern China
Author: Yiyan Wang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-11-11
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781000207927

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How did art reform fit into the many initiatives for social and cultural change that contributed to the New Cultural Movement that transformed the Chinese cultural landscape during the Republican period? "Modern art for a modern China" was the rallying cry of Chinese intellectuals, many of whom were artists, critics, writers, poets and educators. Wang describes how these groups discussed and implanted changes in China’s conception and practice of art. She demonstrates how art reforms fit into the many initiatives for social and cultural change that contributed to the New Cultural Movement that transformed the Chinese cultural landscape during the Republican period. In doing so, she analyses two key areas in the intellectual history of Republican China: China’s art reform in the early decades of the twentieth century; and the connection and intersection between colonialism, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, including their direct impact on the development of art and art practice in China. Modern Art for a Modern China is an invaluable resource for scholars and students of China’s twentieth-century intellectual history and art history.

Modern China

Modern China
Author: Cary Krosinsky
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2020-05-23
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9783030392048

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Calling for more cooperation between China and the west, this new book by noted author and educator Cary Krosinsky provides readers with an on-the-ground perspective of what’s really happening in China today on the back of its recent economic rise, its desire and need to solve environmental challenges and the new positive dynamic created by its need for foreign capital. In doing so, Krosinsky and his colleagues from the Sustainable Finance Institute and Brown University highlight how China has recaptured its role as a leader in innovation, arguing that current approaches to the relationship hinder global progress on issues such as climate change, inequality, air pollution, food integrity and water security and pushes back on confrontational approaches and attempts to clarify misperceptions about contemporary China. China’s recent rise includes becoming a global leader on green policy and green finance, as it is increasingly leading the way towards modernization through innovation strategies focused on infrastructure, education, healthcare and aspects of clean energy technology, leading to opportunities across private equity, venture capital and green bonds. This creates an exciting opportunity for positive change, with environmental challenges becoming more salient to its own population, adding pressure on the government to provide solutions. China changes faster than any country in the world, creating an opportunity for meaningful, ongoing, positive transitions. Modern China is a call for more cooperation, and makes a clear, cogent case for collaboration in the face of current confrontational approaches. At the same time, dire environmental and social circumstances require an all-hands-on-deck approach. This book provides specific examples of what’s working and what’s needed to compete and thrive in this new paradigm through trusted relationships placed front and center for the future of economies and the betterment of global society.

Architecture of Modern China

Architecture of Modern China
Author: Jianfei Zhu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-10-31
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781134720392

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A collection of essays on architecture of modern China, arranged chronologically covering a period from 1729 to 2008, focusing mainly on the twentieth century. The distinctive feature of this book is a blending of ‘critical’ and ‘historical’ research, taking a long-range perspective transcending the current scene and the Maoist period. This is a short, elegant book that condenses the wide subject matter into key topics.

A Force So Swift

A Force So Swift
Author: Kevin Peraino
Publsiher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2017
Genre: HISTORY
ISBN: 9780307887238

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"A compelling year-long narrative of America's response to the fall of Chiang Kai-shek and Nationalist China in 1949, and Mao Zedong and the Communist Party's rise to power, forever altering the world's geopolitical map"--Provided by publisher.

Modern China A Very Short Introduction

Modern China  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Rana Mitter
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2008-02-28
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780191578793

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China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. It seems a country of contradictions: a peasant society with some of the world's most futuristic cities, heir to an ancient civilization that is still trying to find a modern identity. This Very Short Introduction offers the reader with no previous knowledge of China a variety of ways to understand the world's most populous nation, giving a short, integrated picture of modern Chinese society, culture, economy, politics and art. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Age of Openness

The Age of Openness
Author: Frank Dikotter,Frank Dikötter
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2008-10-08
Genre: History
ISBN: 0520258819

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Accessible to general readers and full of valuable insights for specialists, China before Mao presents a fresh way of approaching the country's modern history and shows that in politics, society, culture, and the economy, China was at its most diverse on the eve of World War II."--BOOK JACKET.

Coming to Terms with the Nation

Coming to Terms with the Nation
Author: Thomas Mullaney
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780520262782

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Studies China's "Ethnic classification project" (minzu shibie) of 1954, conducted in Yunnan province.

History of Modern China

History of Modern China
Author: R.S. Chaurasia
Publsiher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004
Genre: China
ISBN: 8126903155

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This Book Studies All Aspects Of Chinese History From The Very Beginning To Date. It Is Written In Very Easy Language And Lucid Style. It Depicts As To How China Has Become One Of The Most Dominant Powers Of The World. The Book Highlights Chinese Culture, Its Religion, Its View Of War And Military, Its Attitudes Towards Other Cultures And The Development Of Society From Prehistoric To Modern Times. Role Of Communist Party Of China, Basic Features Of Constitution Of China And Details Of Communist Rule Of China Have Been Given In Detail.The Topics Covered Are : A Brief Survey Of Chinese History, Its Educational System Career, Political Ideas Of Mao-Tse-Tung, Sino-Soviet Relations Before And After Indo-China Border Conflict, China S Relations With U.S.A. And Western Powers And With Third World Countries And U.N.O., Sino-Indian Relations And Tibet, China After Mao And China S 21St Century Progress And Development, Position Of Present China And Its Comparison With India, Taiwan And Its Relation With Macao And Hong Kong. Thus, This Book Will Prove Very Useful For Students Of B.A. (Hons.) And M.A. And For Various Competitive Examinations And For General Readers.

A New Literary History of Modern China

A New Literary History of Modern China
Author: David Der-wei Wang
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 1032
Release: 2017-05-22
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780674967915

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Featuring over 140 Chinese and non-Chinese contributors, this landmark volume, edited by David Der-wei Wang, explores unconventional forms as well as traditional genres, emphasizes Chinese authors’ influence on foreign writers as well as China’s receptivity to outside literary influences, and offers vibrant contrasting voices and points of view.

The Rise of Modern China

The Rise of Modern China
Author: Immanuel C. Y. Hsu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1970
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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An Intellectual History of Modern China

An Intellectual History of Modern China
Author: Professor of History Emerita Boston University and Associate of the John K Fairbank Center for East Asian Research Harvard University Merle Goldman,Merle Goldman,Leo Ou-fan Lee,Oufan Li
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 607
Release: 2002-05-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 0521797101

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This book is the only comprehensive book on modern China's intellectual history.