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Title The Cambridge History of China. Volume 12 Part 1, Republican China, 1912-1949. / edited by John K. Fairbank, Denis Twitchett
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1983
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Description 1 online resource (1022 pages)
Series The Cambridge History of China
Cambridge history of China.
Contents Introduction: Maritime and continental in China's history by John K. Fairbank -- Economic trends, 1912-1949 by Albert Feuerwerker -- The foreign presence in China by Albert Feuerwerker -- Politics in the aftermath of revolution: the era of Yuan Shih-k'ai, 1912-1916 by Ernest P. Young -- A constitutional republic: the Peking government, 1916-1928 by Andrew J. Nathan -- The warlord era: politics and militarism under the Peking government, 1916-1928 by James E. Sheridan -- Intellectual change: from the Reform movement to the May Fourth movement, 1895-1920 by Charlotte Furth -- Themes in intellectual history: May Fourth and after by Benjamin I. Schwartz -- Literary trends I: the quest for modernity, 1895-1927 by Leo Ou-Fan Lee -- The Chinese Communist Movement to 1927 by Jerome Ch'en -- The Nationalist Revolution: from Canton to Nanking, 1923-1928 by C. Martin Wilbur -- The Chinese bourgeoisie, 1911-1937 by Marie-Claire Bergère
Summary 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
Notes Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 Sep 2014)
Subject China -- History -- Republic, 1912-1949.
Form Electronic book
Author Fairbank, John King, 1907-1991, editor
Twitchett, Denis, editor
ISBN 9781139054799 (ebook)
1139054791 (ebook)