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The search for modern China

Author: Jonathan D Spence
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book is the second edition of the author's history of modern China. The new discussions in this revision include the extension of imperial power into central Asia by the eighteenth century emperors, women's literacy and education in the Qing, the early development of Chinese nationalism, the roots of Chinese communism and alternatives to Mao, the early stages of the Great Leap Forward and of the Cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan D Spence
ISBN: 0393973514 9780393973518
OCLC Number: 39143093
Description: xxxi, 728, [A131] pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The use of Pinyin --
Conquest and Consolidation. The late Ming --
The Manchu Conquest --
Kangxi's consolidation --
Yongzheng's authority --
Chinese society and the reign of Qianlong --
China and the Eighteenth-Century world --
Fragmentation and Reform. The first clash with the West --
The crisis within --
Restoration through reform --
New tensions in the Late Qing --
The end of the Dynasty --
Envisioning State and Society. The new republic --
"A road is made" --
The fractured alliance --
The Guomindang in power --
Communist survival --
War and Revolution. World War II --
The fall of the Guomindang State --
The birth of the People's Republic --
Planning the new society --
Deepening the revolution --
Cultural revolution --
Re-entering the World. Reopening the doors --
Redefining revolution --
Levels of power --
Testing the limits --
Century's end.
Responsibility: Jonathan D. Spence.
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