The Columbia Guide to Modern Chinese History

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
PART I: HISTORICAL NARRATIVE1
CHAPTER ONE
The Decline of the Traditional State, 1780–1901
3
China in 17803
The Faces of Western Imperialism13
Domestic Rebellion and the Devolution of Power to the Localities21
Military Defeats and the Loss of Tributary States30
The Cultural, Ideological, and Political Nature of Chinese Response to Civilizational Crisis37
CHAPTER TWO
Building State and Nation Amid Cultural Revolution, 1901–28
50
The “Revolutionary” Manchus50
Militarization and Political Options57
Social and Cultural Revolution63
Nationalism and Its Proponents71
CHAPTER THREE
Social Revolution: Alternatives for State and Nation, 1928–60
81
Struggles to Reconstruct Chinese Society81

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