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China's last empire : the great Qing

Author: William T Rowe
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
Series: History of imperial China.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Great Qing was the second major Chinese empire ruled by foreigners. This brisk revisionist history challenges the standard narrative of Qing China as a decadent, inward-looking state that failed to keep pace with the modern West. It is also useful for understanding the challenges facing China today.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William T Rowe
ISBN: 9780674066243 0674066243
OCLC Number: 805272755
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: 360 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Conquest --
Governance --
High Qing --
Society --
Commerce --
Crises --
Rebellion --
Restoration --
Imperialism --
Revolution --
Conclusion --
Emperors and dynasties --
Pronunciation guide.
Series Title: History of imperial China.
Responsibility: William T. Rowe.

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