Education and Society in Late Imperial China, 1600-1900

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This comprehensive volume integrates the history of late imperial China with the history of education over three centuries, revealing the significance of education in Chinese social, political, and intellectual life. A collaboration between social and intellectual historians, these fifteen essays provide the most wide-ranging study in English on China's education in the centuries before the modern revolution.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520082342
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 8/23/1994
  • Series: Studies on China Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 1.44 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Benjamin A. Elman is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Alexander Woodside is Professor of History at the University of British Columbia.
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Table of Contents


CONTRIBUTORS:
Allan Barr
Cynthia J. Brokaw
Wejen Chang
Kai-wing Chow
Pamela Kyle Crossley
Benjamin A. Elman
R. Kent Guy
Catherine Jami
Barry Keenan
Angela Ki Che Leung
Kwang-Ching Liu
Susan Mann
William T. Rowe
Alexander Woodside
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