The Cambridge History of China: Volume 10, Late Ch'ing 1800-1911, Part 1
John K. Fairbank
Cambridge University Press, Jun 5, 1978 - History - 725 pages
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. Modern China's history begins with the processes recorded here of economic growth, social change and the deterioration of central government within China. Contributors to this volume 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. Many of the accounts break new ground; all are based on fresh research. This volume has been designed both to be consulted as a work of reference and to be read continuously. 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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Pr1fat1 to volumt 10
The heyday of the Ching order in Mongolia Sinkiang
Ching Inner Asia t 1800
The Taiping Rebellion 264
SinoRussian relations 180062 318
administration akhunds Aksu Altishahr areas Asian authorities banner princes banner subjects banner system bannermen bureaucratic Cbina central Ch'ing dynasty Ch'ing empire Ch'ing government China proper Chinese civil Confucian copper cultural Dalai degree holders district East Turkestanis Eastern Turkestan economic eighteenth century elite emperor families Fengtien foreign garrison gentry Green Standard hakim begs Hami and Turfan Han Chinese immigration imperial Inner Asia jasaks Kansu Karashahr Kashgar Kazakhs Khan khojas Khotan Kirghiz Kirin and Heilungkiang Kokand Kucha Lama land landlord Lhasa lineage livestock magistrate mainly Manchu Manchuria market town ment merchants military governor Ming monasteries Mongols Muslims native nineteenth century nomads non-Chinese official officialdom Oolod Outer Mongolia Peking populace population provinces region religious revenues rule rulers shabis silver sinicized Sinkiang social society status T'ien Shan Tarim basin taxes territory Tibet Tibetan tion trade traditional tribal tributary tribute Tungans Turfan Uighuristan Urumchi Ush Turfan villages western yamen Yarkand Zungharia
All Book Search results »
Manufacturing Confucianism: Chinese Traditions & Universal Civilization
Lionel M. Jensen
Limited preview - 1997