Spence is written in smooth-flowing prose. Fairbank and Fairbank and Liu , though somewhat dated, contain excellent essays on late Qing, some of which will be discussed in relevant sections below.
In Chinese, a number of works on the history of the Qing dynasty also provide extensive treatment of the period in question. A notable example is Qingdai quanshi especially Vol. Xiao — , though dated, probably provides the most thorough treatment of the period, in nearly 3, pages. Both the Qing dynasty and the — periods are often viewed as the beginning of modern China.
Either way, the implication is that modern China is a continuing process, giving rise to numerous studies of 20th-century China that devote substantial treatment of the pre era. Fairbank, John K.
The Cambridge History of China. The bulk of this work, from chapter 4 to the end chapter 11 , analyzes major political topics of this period. The treatment is topical and, therefore, as a whole does not provide a flowing narrative. Similar to Vol.
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Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Temporarily Out of Stock Online Please check back later for updated availability. Overview 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 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.
The Cambridge History of China: Volume 10, Late Ch'ing 1800-1911, Part 1
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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