The Cambridge History of China: Late Chʻing, 1800-1911, pt. 2

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Denis Crispin Twitchett, John King Fairbank
Cambridge University Press, 1978 - History - 754 pages
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This is the second of two volumes in this major Cambridge history dealing with the gradual decline of the Ch'ing empire in China (the first was volume 10). Volume 11 surveys the persistence and deterioration of the old order in China during the late nineteenth century, and the profound stirring during that period, which led to China's great twentieth-century revolution. The contributors focus on commercial and technological growth, foreign relations, the stimulation of Chinese intellectual life by the outside world, and military triumphs and disasters. The impact of Japan is emphasized and there is consideration of the movements of reform and revolution in the two decades before 1911. As the contributors to this volume show, the effects of the accelerating changes were to fragment the old ruling class and the ancient monarchy, finally bringing the Chinese people face to face with the challenges of the new century. 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. 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 bibliographical essay decribing the source materials on which each author's account is based.
  

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Contents

Economic trends in the late Ching empire 18701911 i
1
Major crop areas
4
Trade routes
42
Railway building 5 5
55
Central Asia 89
62
Late Ching foreign relations 18661905
70
French IndoChina
98
Imperialism
114
Taiwan
259
SinoJapanese War
268
Intellectual change and the reform movement 18908
274
Japan and the Chinese Revolution of 1911
339
Political and institutional reform 190111
375
Government merchants and industry to 1911
416
The republican revolutionary movement
463
Revolution of 1911
523

Peking
120
International relations of Manchuria and Korea
132
Changing Chinese views of Western relations 184095
142
the northwest and the coast
202
Muslim Rebellion
212
Ching reconquest of Sinkiang
239
Currents of social change
535
Bibliographical essays
603
bibliography
627
Glossaryindex
683
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