Twentieth-Century China: New Approaches [NOOK Book]

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"Twentieth-Century China: New Approaches is an important revisionist study of China's recent past. The chapters throw light on a variety of subjects within the field which has recently undergone considerable change. The four major parts of this Reader take into account the historical shape of the century, local perspectives on national history, political language, and the upheavals that punctuated the last dozen years of China's turbulent twentieth century." "The chapters reflect a move away from a Western-centered analysis of Chinese history and ...
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Overview

"Twentieth-Century China: New Approaches is an important revisionist study of China's recent past. The chapters throw light on a variety of subjects within the field which has recently undergone considerable change. The four major parts of this Reader take into account the historical shape of the century, local perspectives on national history, political language, and the upheavals that punctuated the last dozen years of China's turbulent twentieth century." "The chapters reflect a move away from a Western-centered analysis of Chinese history and draw on the wealth of archival material made accessible over the last decade. They highlight in new and challenging ways important topics that have generated considerable excitement among historians. Subjects discussed include the watershed year of 1949, feminism, the revolutions, the discourse of the Communist Party, and patterns of popular protest in modern China." This Reader will be indispensable to anyone interested in new approaches to the field of contemporary Chinese history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134647118
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/14/2013
  • Series: Rewriting Histories
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on contributors
Brief chronology
1 Introduction 1
Pt. I The shape of a century 25
2 Reflections on a watershed date: the 1949 divide in Chinese history 27
3 Ten theses on the Chinese Revolution 37
4 Toward a Chinese feminism: a personal story 66
Pt. II Going local 81
5 Newspapers and nationalism in rural China 1890-1929 83
6 Contours of revolutionary change in a Chinese county, 1900-1950 103
7 Perspectives on the Chinese Communist revolution 138
8 Suspect history and the mass line: another "Yan'an Way" 169
Pt. III Symbolic turns 191
9 The language of liberation: gender and jiefang in early Chinese Communist Party discourse 193
10 Revolutionary rudeness: the language of Red Guards and rebel workers in China's Cultural Revolution 221
Pt. IV Political legitimacy at the century's end 237
11 Tiananmen 1989: background and consequences 239
12 The year of living anxiously: China's 1999 256
Index 266
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