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Esherick, Joseph

Works: 37 works in 234 publications in 3 languages and 11,775 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Genealogy  Juvenile works  Periodicals  Directories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Joseph Esherick
Remaking the Chinese city : modernity and national identity, 1900-1950 by Joseph Esherick( )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and French and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of the Boxer Uprising by Joseph Esherick( )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 2,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu tong guo dui 19 shi ji shan dong sheng she hui, Jing ji, Wen hua de fen xi, De chu le lu xi bei de she hui jie gou, Zhong xi wen hua chong tu he she hui wen hua xin li deng shi zui zhong dao zhi yi he tuan yun dong bao fa de yuan yin
Chinese local elites and patterns of dominance by Joseph Esherick( )

21 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost chance in China : the World War II despatches of John S. Service by John S Service( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Note on sources": p. [xxv]-xxvi
Empire to nation : historical perspectives on the making of the modern world by Joseph Esherick( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of empires and the rise of nation-states was a defining political transition in the making of the modern world. Here, ten prominent specialists discuss the empire-to-nation transition in comparative perspective. Chapters on Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Russia, and China illustrate both the common features and the diversity of the transition. While previous studies have focused on the rise and fall of empires or on nationalism and the process of nation-building, this intriguing volume concentrates on the empire-to-nation transition itself
Reform and revolution in China : the 1911 revolution in Hunan and Hubei by Joseph Esherick( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancestral leaves : a family journey through Chinese history by Joseph Esherick( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancestral Leaves follows one family through six hundred years of Chinese history and brings to life the epic narrative of the nation, from the fourteenth century through the Cultural Revolution. The lives of the Ye family -- "Ye" means "leaf" in Chinese -- reveal the human side of the large-scale events that shaped modern China: the vast and destructive rebellions of the nineteenth century, the economic growth and social transformation of the republican era, the Japanese invasion during World War II, and the Cultural Revolution under the Chinese Communists. Joseph W. Esherick draws from rare manuscripts and archival and oral history sources to provide an uncommonly personal and intimate glimpse into Chinese family history, illuminating the changing patterns of everyday life during rebellion, war, and revolution. --From publisher description
The Chinese cultural revolution as history( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a wide variety of unusual and only recently available sources, this book covers the entire Cultural Revolution decade (1966-76) and shows how the Cultural Revolution was experienced by ordinary Chinese at the base of urban and rural society. The contributors emphasize the comple interaction of state and society during this tumultuous period, exploring the way that events originating at the center of political power changed people's lives and how, in turn, people's responses took the Cultural Revolution in unplanned and unanticipated directions. This approach offers a more fruitful way to understand the Cultural Revolution and its historical legacies. The book provides a new look at the student Red Guard movements, the effort to identify and cultivate potential "revolutionary" leaders in outlying provinces, stubborn resistance to campaigns to destroy the old culture, and the violence and mass killings in rural China
Modern China: the story of a revolution by Orville Schell( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of China and its relationship with the West from the thirteenth-century visit of Marco Polo to the present day
Chinese archives : an introductory guide by Wa Ye( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern China; the making of a new society, from 1839 to the present by Orville Schell( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China : how the empire fell by Joseph Esherick( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Qing dynasty was China's last, and it created an empire of unprecedented size and prosperity. However in 1911 the empire collapsed within a few short months, and China embarked on a revolutionary course that lasted through most of the twentieth century. The 1911 Revolution ended two millennia of imperial rule and established the Republic of China, but dissatisfaction with the early republic fuelled further revolutionary movements, each intended to be more thoroughgoing than the last, from the National Revolution of the 1920s, to the Communist Revolution, and finally the Cultural Revolution. On the centenary of the 1911 Revolution, Chinese scholars debated the causes and significance of the empire's collapse, and this book presents twelve of the most important contributions. Rather than focusing on Sun Yat-sen's relatively weak and divided revolutionary movement, as much previous scholarship has, these studies examine the internal dynamics of political and socio-economic change in China. The chapters reveal how reforms in education, army organization, and constitutional rule created new social forces and political movements that undermined dynastic legitimacy within China and on its frontiers. Through detailed analyses, using new archival, memoir, diary, and newspaper sources, the authors cast new light on the sudden collapse of an empire that many thought was at last embarked on a road to reform and national rejuvenation."--Publisher's Web site
Empire, nation, and beyond : Chinese history in late imperial and modern times : a festschrift in honor of Frederic Wakeman( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1943 : China at the crossroads( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the grand narrative of modern Chinese history, 1943 is usually passed over with little notice. Great attention has been paid to critical watersheds in Chinese history- the end of the empire in 1911, the outbreak of full-scale war with Japan in 1937, or the triumph of the Chinese Communist revolution in 1949. What can we learn if we focus attention on a less dramatic year? In 1943, in the middle of World War II, the Allies renounced the unequal treaties, Chiang Kai-shek wrote China's Destiny and met with Roosevelt and Churchill at Cairo, and Mme Chiang made her memorable trip to the United States. From the northwestern province of Xinjiang to the southern smuggling entrepôt of Guangzhouwan, the stories of calculating politicians, suspected spies, starving peasants, downtrodden intellectuals, recalcitrant preachers, and star-crossed actors come together to illuminate the significance of this year for China as a whole. In thirteen topical chapters, both the achievements and the disappointments of 1943 are explored in an effort to capture a moment in time when China stood at a crossroads but the road ahead lay shrouded in the impenetrable fog of war
Ye : bai nian dong dang zhong de yi ge Zhongguo jia ting, cong wan Qing dao Minguo, zai dao gong he guo, shi dai hong liu zhong de jia zu ming yun chen fu by Joseph Esherick( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhu yao jiang shu le zhong guo bai nian li shi zhong yi ge jia ting de bian qian, cong wan qing dao " wen ge " jie shu, ba zheng ge guo jia shi shi ban de ji shu huo ling huo xian di zhan shi le chu lai. ye jia ren de sheng huo xian shi le jue ding xian dai zhong guo de zhong da shi jian de ren xing hua de yi mian : 19 shi ji da gui mo de po huai xing pan luan, gong he guo shi qi de jing ji fa zhan he she hui zhuan xing, er zhan shi qi ri ben de qin lue, yi ji wen hua da ge ming zhong de hao jie
1943, Zhongguo zai shi zi lu kou = 1943, China at the crossroads( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gai shu le 1943 nian zhong guo guo nei he guo ji de li shi bei jing, Yi jiang jie shi ri ji he ta de huo dong wei zhong xin fen xi le jiang de dui ri zhan lüe he yu zhong gong de chong tu, Zhe li guan zhu jiang jie shi zheng quan de xing zhi yi ji ta ben ren zai 1943 nian zuo chu de zhong yao jue ding, Ji tui fan le xian qian che huan shi di wei de da suan, Bing qie fang qi le dui yan an fa qi jin gong de ji hua
Zai Zhongguo shi diao di ji hui : Meiguo qian zhu Hua wai jiao guan Yuehan S. Xieweisi di 2 ci shi jie da zhan shi qi de bao gao by John S Service( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gai liang yu ge ming by herick.zzz Es( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1943 : Zhongguo zai shi zi lu kou( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architectural education in the Thirties and Seventies : a personal view by Joseph Esherick( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The origins of the Boxer Uprising
The origins of the Boxer UprisingChinese local elites and patterns of dominanceEmpire to nation : historical perspectives on the making of the modern worldAncestral leaves : a family journey through Chinese historyThe Chinese cultural revolution as history
Alternative Names
Chou, Hsi-jui

Esherick, Joseph

Esherick, Joseph‏ 1942-

Esherick, Joseph W.

Esherick, Joseph W. 1942-

Joseph W. Esherick

Zhou xi rui 1942-

Zhou, Xirui

Zhou, Xirui 1942-

周, 锡瑞 historien


周锡瑞 1942-

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