China's Last Empire: The Great Qing
Harvard University Press, Feb 15, 2010 - 368 pages
In a brisk revisionist history, William Rowe challenges the standard narrative of Qing China as a decadent, inward-looking state that failed to keep pace with the modern West. This original, thought-provoking history of China's last empire is a must-read for understanding the challenges facing China today.
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A sound introduction to the much-maligned Qing dynasty. A popular perception, at least from some mainlanders, is that the Qing were an inherently corrupt and decrepit set of foreign invaders, doomed ... Read full review
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