Modern Chinese History: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Modern Chinese History: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

by David Kenley


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The second edition of Modern Chinese History provides a concise narrative of Chinese history from the period 1644 to the present. Organized around the twin themes of Chinese cosmopolitanism and exceptionalism, it can easily supplement any history, international studies, cultural studies, or Asian studies course. It can also provide valuable background information necessary to understand contemporary Chinese politics, society, and economics. General readers wanting quickly to understand the collapse of the imperial system, the rise of Communism, and the role of China in our contemporary world will welcome this eminently readable text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780924304903
Publisher: Association for Asian Studies
Publication date: 09/22/2020
Series: Key Issues in Asian Studies
Pages: 108
Sales rank: 958,693
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

DAVID KENLEY is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Dakota State University. Formerly Professor of Chinese History at Elizabethtown College, he is committed to the concept of the scholar-teacher. Kenley’s research interests focus on Chinese migration. His publications include New Culture in a New World: The May Fourth Movement and the Chinese Diaspora, 1919–1932 as well as Contested Community: Identities, Spaces, and Hierarchies of the Chinese in the Cuban Republic (with Miriam Herrera Jerez and Mario Castillo Santana). Currently he is researching Western peacemaking activities in early twentieth-century China.

Table of Contents

About the Author vii

List of Illustrations xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Editor's Introduction xv

Timeline of Modern Chinese History xvii

Map of Asia xix

1 Establishing the Qing 1

2 Cross-Cultural Conflicts during the Qing 13

3 Society during the Qing 21

4 The Collapse of the Qing 31

5 The Republican Era 39

6 Total War 49

7 The Turbulent 1950s and 1960s 59

8 The Post-Mao Era 67

Notes 79

Glossary 83

Suggestions for Further Reading 87

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