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China and the vocation of history in the twentieth century : a personal memoir

Author: Frederick W Mote
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : East Asian Library Journal in association with Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here, Frederick Mote, one of the 20th century's most prominent Sinologists, has written a historian's memoir that uses observation and personal experiences to understand the intellectual and social transformation of China.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographie
History
Biography
Named Person: Frederick W Mote; Frederick W Mote; Frederick W Mote; Frederick W Mote
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick W Mote
ISBN: 9780691144634 069114463X
OCLC Number: 439899957
Description: xxxviii, 270 pages, [48] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface / Michael Gasster --
Forward: the nature of Chinese history --
Getting there --
The university environment in Nanjing, 1947-1948 --
Intellectual tumult, 1890s to 1940s --
The field of historical studies at Midcentury: the broad spectrum on intellectual orientations --
Appendix 1: Systematic destruction of a large Catholic center by the Communists at Hsienhsein, Hopei Province, China --
Appendix 2: Gu Jiegang and Liu Yizheng --
Appendix 3: Translation of the Introduction to Gu Jiegang's Chinese History Studies in Our Time --
Addendum 1: Cosmogonic myths of early China and among its border peoples in later times --
Keys to the origins of culture --
Addendum 2: Random recollections of the Junior Sinologues Meeting, Leiden, Mid-September, 1995 --
Addendum 3: China in 1950 and China in 1974: some superficial observations on the changes of a quarter Century --
Addendum 4: East Asian studies at Princeton --
View from the beginnings.
Responsibility: Frederick W. Mote.

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