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Late Ch'ing, 1800-1911, Part II
Fairbank, John King, 1907-1991 , editor.
Publication Information:
Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Physical Description:
xx, 754 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes glossary and index.
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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. They show that 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. 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.

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Choice Review

Like other volumes of The Cambridge History of China (e.g., v.1: CH, Oct'87), volume 6 provides a synthesis of a major period with each chapter written by a leading specialist. To set the stage, the editors have added a most helpful 42-page introduction. Bibliographic essays are appended to assist further study and research. The body of the volume begins with one chapter each on the Hsi Hsia, the Liao, and the Chin, alien regimes in the North that fell to the Mongols. The remaining six chapters deal with the Mongols and their Y"uan Dynasty, the first to bring all China under foreign rule. Along with narratives of political and military events, there are discussions of major institutions and of ethnic, social, economic, and religious policies. Cultural developments are noted but not discussed in depth. No work of such scope can ever be perfect, but, overall, this is a sound survey as well as an indispensable starting point for serious students or researchers. Upper-division undergraduates and above. C. Schirokauer; Columbia University

Table of Contents

PrefaceJohn K. Fairbank and Kwang-Ching Liu
1 Economic trends in the late ChG++ing empire, 1870-1911Albert Feuerwerker
2 Late ChG++ing foreign relations, 1866-1905Immanuel C. Y. Hsu
3 Changing Chinese views of Western relations, 1840-95Yen-PG++ing Hao and Erh-min Wang
4 The military challenge: the northwest and the coastKwang-Ching Liu and Richard J. Smith
5 Intellectual change and the reform movement, 1890-8Hao Chang
6 Japan and the Chinese Revolution of 1911Marius Jansen
7 Political and institutional reform, 1901-11Chuzo Ichiko
8 Government, merchants and industry to 1911Wellington K. K. Chan
9 The republican revolutionary movementMichael Gasster
10 Currents of social changeMarianne Bastid-Bruguierre
Bibliographical essays