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National Polity and Local Power: The Transformation of Late Imperial China
     

National Polity and Local Power: The Transformation of Late Imperial China

by Min Tu-ki, Philip A. Kuhn (Editor), Timothy Brook (Editor)
 
Despite efforts to attain a more balanced approach, Western historians have largely interpreted China's modern period in terms of China's 'response to the West.' This book, by a scholar who is neither Chinese nor Western, goes far to set the balance right. Min Tu-ki, Korea's leading Sinologist, shows how China's own internal agenda has conditioned Chinese political

Overview

Despite efforts to attain a more balanced approach, Western historians have largely interpreted China's modern period in terms of China's 'response to the West.' This book, by a scholar who is neither Chinese nor Western, goes far to set the balance right. Min Tu-ki, Korea's leading Sinologist, shows how China's own internal agenda has conditioned Chinese political life during the transition to modernity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674602250
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.17(d)

Meet the Author

Philip A. Kuhn is Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.

Timothy Brook is Professor of History at the University of British Columbia.

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