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The Cambridge History of China

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 10. Late Ch'ing 1800–1911

Part 1

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John K. Fairbank, Joseph Fletcher, Susan Mann Jones, Philip A. Kuhn, Frederic Wakeman, Jr, Kwang-Ching Liu, Ting-Yee Kuo, Paul A. Cohen
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  • Date Published: June 1978
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521214476

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  • This is the first of two volumes in this major Cambridge history dealing with the decline of the Ch'ing empire. It opens with a survey of the Ch'ing empire in China and Inner Asia at its height, in about 1800. Contributors study the complex interplay of foreign invasion, domestic rebellion and Ch'ing decline and restoration. Special reference is made to the Peking administration, the Canton trade and the early treaty system, the Taiping, Nien and other rebellions, and the dynasty's survival in uneasy cooperation with the British, Russian, French, American and other invaders. Each chapter is written by a specialist from the international community of sinological scholars. No knowledge of Chinese is necessary; 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 a bibliographical essays describing the source materials on which each author's account is based.

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    • Date Published: June 1978
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521214476
    • length: 730 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 164 x 47 mm
    • weight: 1.17kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: the old order John K. Fairbank
    2. Ch'ing Inner Asia c.1800 Joseph Fletcher
    3. Dynastic decline and the roots of rebellion Susan Mann Jones and Philip A. Kuhn
    4. The Canton trade and the Opium War Frederic Wakeman, Jr
    5. The creation of the treaty system John K. Fairbank
    6. The Taiping Rebellion Philip A. Kuhn
    7. Sino-Russian relations, 1800–62 Joseph Fletcher
    8. The heyday of the Ch'ing order in Mongolia, Sinkiang and Tibet Joseph Fletcher
    9. The Ch'ing Restoration Kwang-Ching Liu
    10. Self-strengthening: the pursuit of Western technology Ting-Yee Kuo and Kwang-Ching Liu
    11. Christian missions and their impact to 1900 Paul A. Cohen
    Bibliographical essays
    Glossary and index.

  • Editor

    John K. Fairbank


    John K. Fairbank, Joseph Fletcher, Susan Mann Jones, Philip A. Kuhn, Frederic Wakeman, Jr, Kwang-Ching Liu, Ting-Yee Kuo, Paul A. Cohen

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