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CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF CHINA
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TWITCHETT, DENIS - EDITOR.
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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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9780521235419
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This is the first of two volumes of this authoritative Cambridge history which review the Republican period, between the demise of imperial China and the establishment of the People's Republic. These years from 1912 to 1949 were marked by civil war, revolution and invasion; but also by change and growth in the economic, social, intellectual and cultural spheres. The chapters examine economic trends in the period and the rise of the new middle class. Intellectual trends are surveyed to show the changes in traditional Chinese values and the foreign influences which played a major role in Republican China. Although it is written by specialists, the goals and approach of this Cambridge history are to explain and discuss republican China for an audience which will include scholars, students and general readers who do not have special knowledge of Chinese history. It will be useful both as narrative history and as a reference source on the history and politics of China.


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This second of two volumes on the Republican period of Chinese history, 19121949 (v.12: Republican China, 19121949, CH, Apr '84) stresses China's foreign relations to 1931 and the nation's struggle with the communists from 1927 to 1937. Also reviewed are several key aspects of Chinese communist society, the Japanese invasion, the civil war, and the formulation of Mao Zedong's political thought. The 15 collaborators who have prepared this volume are all Asian specialists. Among them are Jerome Ch'en, Ramon H. Myers, Lucian Bianco, Stuart Schram, Lyman Van Slyke, Lloyd E. Eastman, and E-Tu Zen Sun. In a collection of this nature the essays are often of uneven quality. Fortunately, this is not true here. Extremely useful to a wide readership ranging from undergraduates to college and university faculty. The essays may even inspire undergraduates to delve further into the complexities of modern Chinese history.-R.H. Detrick, North Texas State University


Table of Contents

General editorsG++ preface
List of maps
List of tables
Preface to volume
1 Introduction: perspectives on modern ChinaG++s historyMary B. Rankin and John K. Fairbank and Albert Feuerwerker
2 ChinaG++s international relations 1911G++1931Shinkichi Ero
3 Nationalist China during the Nanking decade 1927G++1937Lloyd E. Eastman
4 The Communist movement 1927G++1937Jerome ChG++en
5 The agrarian systemRamon H. Myers
6 Peasant movementsLucien Bianco
7 The development of local governmentPhilip A. Kuhn
8 The growth of the academic community 1912G++1949Eru Zen Sun
9 Literary trends: the road to revolution 1927G++1949Leo Ou-Fan Lee
10 Japanese aggression and ChinaG++s international position 1931G++1949Akira Iriye
11 Nationalist China during the Sino-Japanese War 1937G++1945Lloyd E. Eastman
12 The Chinese Communist movement during the Sino-Japanese War 1937G++1945Lyman Van Slyke
13 The KMT-CCP conflict 1945G++1949Suzanne Pepper
14 Mao Tse-tungG++s thought to 1949Stuart Schram
Bibliographical essays
Bibliography
Conversion table
Glossary
Index

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