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Now in its sixth edition, this book has been updated to examine the return of Hong Kong in 1997 and the upcoming return of Macao in 1999. Hsü discusses the end of the last vestiges of foreign imperialism in China, as well as China's emergence as a regional and global superpower. U.S.-China rivalry and the prospect of unification between China and Taiwan are also considered.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195125047
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/9/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1136
  • Sales rank: 792,990
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

University of California, Santa Barbara
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Table of Contents

List of Maps
A Note on the Text
Major Chronological Periods
Conversion Tables
1. A Conceptual Framework of Modern China
I. The Persistence of Traditional Institutions, 1600-1800
2. The Rise and Splendor of the Ch'ing Empire
3. Political and Economic Institutions
4. Social and Intellectual Conditions
5. Foreign Relations
6. The Turn of the Dynastic Fortune: From Prosperity to Decline
II. Foreign Aggresion and Domestic Rebellions, 1800-1864
7. The Canton System of Trade
8. The Opium War
9. The Second Treaty Settlement
10. The Taiping Revolution and the Nien and Moslem Rebellions
III. Self-stregthening in an Age of Accelerated Foreign Imperialism
11. The Dynastic Revival and the Self-Stregthening Movement
12. Foreign Relations and Court Politics, 1861-80
13. Foreign Encroachment in Formosa, Sinkiang, and Annam
14. Acceleration of Imperialism: The Japanese Aggression in Korea and the "Partition of China"
IV. Reform and Revolution, 1898-1912
15. The Reform Movement of 1898
16. The Boxer Uprising, 1900
17. Reform and Constitutionalism at the End of the Ch'ing Period
18. Late Ch'ing Intellectual, Social, and Economic Changes with Special Reference to 1895-1911
19. The Ch'ing Period in Historical Perspective
20. Revolution, Republic, and Warlordism
V. Ideological Awakening and the War of Resistance
21. The Intellectual Revolution, 1917-23
22. National Unification Amidst Ideological Ferment and Anti-imperialistic Agitation
23. The Nationalist Government: A Decade of Challenge, 1928-37
24. The Sino-Japanese War, 1937-45
VI. The Rise of the Chinese People's Republic
25. The Civil War, 1945-49
26. The People's Republic: It's First Decade
27. The Sino-Soviet Split
28. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
29. The Fall of Lin Pao and Its Aftermath
30. China Rejoins the International Community
31. The Nationalist Rule on Taiwan
VII. China After Mao: The Search for a New Order
32. The Smashing of the Gang of Four
33. Teng Hsiao-p'ing and China's New Order
34. The Normalization of Relations Between China and the United States
35. The Four Modernizations
36. The End of the Maoist Age
37. Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics
38. China In Transition, 1986-88: The Cultural Impact of the Open-Door Policy
39. Taiwan's "Economic Miracle" and the Prospect for Unification with Mainland China
40. The Violent Crackdown at T'ien-an-men Square, June 3-4, 1989
41. The Chinese Model of Development: Quasi-capitalism in a Political Dictatorship
42. The Rise of Cina
Appendix I
Appendix II
Illustration Credits

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