China: A New History / Edition 2

China: A New History / Edition 2

by John King Fairbank, John K. Fairbank
     
 

John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. It remains a masterwork without parallel. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date, covering reforms in the post-Mao period through the early years of the twenty-first century,… See more details below

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John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. It remains a masterwork without parallel. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date, covering reforms in the post-Mao period through the early years of the twenty-first century, including the leadership of Hu Jintao. She also provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674116702
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.82(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : approaches to understanding China's history1
Pt. 1Rise and decline of the imperial autocracy27
1Origins : the discoveries of archaeology29
2The first unification : imperial Confucianism46
3Reunification in the Buddhist age72
4China's greatest age : northern and southern song88
5The paradox of song China and inner Asia108
6Government in the Ming dynasty128
7The Qing success story143
Pt. 2Late imperial China, 1600-1911163
8The paradox of growth without development167
9Frontier unrest and the opening of China187
10Rebellion and restoration206
11Early modernization and the decline of Qing power217
12The republican revolution, 1901-1916235
Pt. 3The Republic of China, 1912-1949255
13The quest for a Chinese civil society257
14The nationalist revolution and the Nanjing government279
15The second coming of the Chinese communist party294
16China's war of resistance, 1937-1945312
17The Civil War and the nationalists on Taiwan331
Pt. 4The People's Republic of China343
18Establishing control of state and countryside345
19The great leap forward, 1958-1960368
20The cultural revolution, 1966-1976383
21The post-Mao reform era406
Epilogue : China at the close of the century457

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