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Telling Chinese history : a selection of essays

Author: Frederic E Wakeman; He Liang
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays on late imperial and modern Chinese history spans the brilliant forty-year career of the late Frederic E Wakeman, Jr. It offers narratives of critical historical events as well  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederic E Wakeman; He Liang
ISBN: 9780520256057 0520256050 9780520256064 0520256069
OCLC Number: 252922981
Notes: "A Philip E. Lilienthal book"--Preliminary page.
Description: xix, 453 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface / Lea H. Wakeman --
Frederic Wakeman's oeuvre in the framework of world and comparative history / S.N. Eisenstadt --
Navigating history: voyages --
China in the context of world history --
China and the seventeenth-century world crisis --
The Chinese mirror : universal values and particular societies --
The Ming-Qing period --
The Shun interregnum of 1644 --
Romantics, stoics, and martyrs in seventeenth-century China --
The price of autonomy : intellectuals in Ming and Qing politics --
Localism and loyalism during the Qing conquest of Jiangnan : the tragedy of Jiangyin --
Shanghai in the Republic period --
Licensing leisure : the Chinese Nationalists' attempt to regulate Shanghai, 1927-1949 --
Shanghai smuggling --
The historiography of Chinese history --
The use and abuse of ideology in the study of contemporary China --
Chinese archives and American scholarship on modern Chinese history --
Modernity and state --
Civil society in late imperial and modern China --
Drury's occupation of Macao and China's response to early modern imperialism --
Models of historical change : the Chinese state and society, 1938-1989 --
Reflection : telling Chinese history.
Responsibility: Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr. ; selected and edited by Lea H. Wakeman.
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"The collection is well worth reading:it stands as testimony to Wakeman's skill." Journal Of World History "This is a book that belongs in every historian's library." The Historian

 
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