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The Cambridge History of China

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 11. Late Ch'ing, 1800–1911

Part 2


Part of The Cambridge History of China

John K. Fairbank, Kwang-Ching Liu, Albert Feuerwerker, Immanuel C. Y. Hsu, Yen-P'ing Hao, Erh-min Wang, Richard J. Smith, Hao Chang, Marius Jansen, Chuzo Ichiko, Wellington K. K. Chan, Michael Gasster, Marianne Bastid-Bruguierre
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  • Date Published: September 1980
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521220293


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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.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1980
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521220293
    • length: 776 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 41 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Editors

    John K. Fairbank

    Kwang-Ching Liu


    John K. Fairbank, Kwang-Ching Liu, Albert Feuerwerker, Immanuel C. Y. Hsu, Yen-P'ing Hao, Erh-min Wang, Richard J. Smith, Hao Chang, Marius Jansen, Chuzo Ichiko, Wellington K. K. Chan, Michael Gasster, Marianne Bastid-Bruguierre

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