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Civilizing the Chinese, competing with the West : study societies in late Qing China

Author: Hon Fai Chen
Publisher: Hong Kong : Chinese University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the development of late 19th century study societies in China against the context of the decline of the imperial Qing government and its control on ideological production, widespread social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hon Fai Chen
ISBN: 9789629966348 9629966344
OCLC Number: 1013999815
Description: xxxix, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface / Jack Barbalet --
Civilization and its double: genealogy of an essentially contested concept --
Modernity, nationalism and the making of society in late Qing: historical and theoretical perspectives --
Religion, society and the reinvention of Confucian civilization: study societies in the reform era --
Confucian religion in action: the Southern Study in Hunan --
Nationalism, military citizenship and civilization: study societies in the revolutionary era --
From social practice to political action: civilization and violence in the making of revolution --
Civilization and social transformation: the moral milieus and local contexts of the study society movement --
Local militarization, semi-colonial commercialization and patterns of gentry dominance: the outcomes of the study society movement.
Responsibility: Chen Hon Fai.

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A thought-provoking volume for Sinologists and historical sociologists. . . . Highly recommended.--Choice

 
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