The Cambridge History of China: Volume 10, Late Ch'ing 1800-1911, Part 1

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John K. Fairbank
Cambridge University Press, Jun 5, 1978 - History - 730 pages
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This is the first of two volumes in this major Cambridge history dealing with the decline of the Ch'ing empire. It opens with a survey of the Ch'ing empire in China and Inner Asia at its height, in about 1800. Contributors study the complex interplay of foreign invasion, domestic rebellion and Ch'ing decline and restoration. Special reference is made to the Peking administration, the Canton trade and the early treaty system, the Taiping, Nien and other rebellions, and the dynasty's survival in uneasy cooperation with the British, Russian, French, American and other invaders. Each chapter is written by a specialist from the international community of sinological scholars. No knowledge of Chinese is necessary; for readers with Chinese, proper names and terms are identified with their characters in the glossary, and full references to Chinese, Japanese and other works are given in the bibliographies. Numerous maps illustrate the text, and there are a bibliographical essays describing the source materials on which each author's account is based.
  

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Contents

Pr1fat1 to volumt 10
1
The heyday of the Ching order in Mongolia Sinkiang
8
Ching Inner Asia t 1800
35
The Taiping Rebellion 264
60
SinoRussian relations 180062 318
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