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The Resource The Oxford illustrated history of modern China, edited by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

The Oxford illustrated history of modern China, edited by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Label
The Oxford illustrated history of modern China
Title
The Oxford illustrated history of modern China
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Title variation
Modern China
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This lavishly illustrated volume explores the history of China from the founding of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) through to the present day. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising superpower on the verge of what promises to be the 'Chinese century'
  • "This lavishly illustrated volume explores the history of China during a period of dramatic shifts and surprising transformations, from the founding of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) through to the present day. The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China promises to be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising superpower on the verge of what promises to be the 'Chinese century,' introducing readers to important but often overlooked events in China's past, such as the bloody Taiping Civil War (1850-1864), which had a death toll far higher than the roughly contemporaneous American Civil War. It also helps readers see more familiar landmarks in Chinese history in new ways, such as the Opium War (1839-1842), the Boxer Uprising of 1900, the rise to power of the Chinese Communist Party in 1949, and the Tiananmen protests and Beijing Massacre of 1989. This is one of the first major efforts - and in many ways the most ambitious to date - to come to terms with the broad sweep of modern Chinese history, taking readers from the origins of modern China right up through the dramatic events of the last few years (the Beijing Games, the financial crisis, and China's rise to global economic pre-eminence) which have so fundamentally altered Western views of China and China's place in the world." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
951/.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
The Oxford illustrated history of modern China, edited by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A guide to pronouncing Romanized Chinese -- Introduction / Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom -- From late Ming to the high Qing, 1550-1792 / Anne Gerritsen -- New domestic and global challenges, 1792-1860 / Stephen R. Platt -- Restoration and reform, 1860-1900 / Robert Bickers -- Felling a dynasty, founding a republic / Peter Zarrow -- The rise of nationalism and revolutionary parties, 1919-1937 / James Carter -- The war years, 1937-1949 / Rana Mitter -- The early years of the People's Republic, 1950-1964 / S. A. Smith -- The Cultural Revolution era, 1964-1976 / Richard Curt Kraus -- Reform and rebuilding, 1976-1988 / Timothy Cheek -- Tiananmen and its aftermath, 1989-1999 / Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Kate Merkel-Hess -- China rising, 2000-2010 / William A. Callahan -- The presence of the past--a coda / Ian Johnson -- Timeline
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 361 pages
Isbn
9780199683758
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2015949853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)925499976
  • 1/916755
  • OCoLC
Label
The Oxford illustrated history of modern China, edited by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A guide to pronouncing Romanized Chinese -- Introduction / Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom -- From late Ming to the high Qing, 1550-1792 / Anne Gerritsen -- New domestic and global challenges, 1792-1860 / Stephen R. Platt -- Restoration and reform, 1860-1900 / Robert Bickers -- Felling a dynasty, founding a republic / Peter Zarrow -- The rise of nationalism and revolutionary parties, 1919-1937 / James Carter -- The war years, 1937-1949 / Rana Mitter -- The early years of the People's Republic, 1950-1964 / S. A. Smith -- The Cultural Revolution era, 1964-1976 / Richard Curt Kraus -- Reform and rebuilding, 1976-1988 / Timothy Cheek -- Tiananmen and its aftermath, 1989-1999 / Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Kate Merkel-Hess -- China rising, 2000-2010 / William A. Callahan -- The presence of the past--a coda / Ian Johnson -- Timeline
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 361 pages
Isbn
9780199683758
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2015949853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)925499976
  • 1/916755
  • OCoLC

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