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. They show that 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. 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.
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.