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The Search for Modern China

The Search for Modern China Book
Author : Jonathan D. Spence
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780393920857
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jonathan D. Spence is George Burton Adams Professor of History at Yale University and author of eight acclaimed books on China. Here he has written a very readable history of this fascinating country. "To understand . . . China's past there is no better place to start than Jonathan D. Spences excellent new book".--The New York Times Book Review front page review. 136 pages of photographs.

The Search for Modern China

The Search for Modern China Book
Author : Jonathan D. Spence
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780039307806
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This work chronicles the history of China for over four hundred years through the spring of 1989.

The Chan s Great Continent China in Western Minds

The Chan s Great Continent  China in Western Minds Book
Author : Jonathan D. Spence
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1999-10-17
ISBN : 0393247708
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Like everything else written by Jonathan Spence, The Chan's Great Continent is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in China. Spence is one of the greatest Sinologists of our time, and his work is both authoritative and highly readable." —Los Angeles Times Book Review China has transfixed the West since the earliest contacts between these civilizations. With his characteristic elegance and insight, Jonathan Spence explores how the West has understood China over seven centuries. Ranging from Marco Polo's own depiction of China and the mighty Khan, Kublai, in the 1270s to the China sightings of three twentieth-century writers of acknowledged genius-Kafka, Borges, and Calvino-Spence conveys Western thought on China through a remarkable array of expression. Peopling Spence's account are Iberian adventurers, Enlightenment thinkers, spinners of the dreamy cult of Chinoiserie, and American observers such as Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Ezra Pound, and Eugene O'Neill. Taken together, these China sightings tell us as much about the self-image of the West as about China. "Wonderful. . . . Spence brilliantly demonstrates [how] generation after generation of Westerners [have] asked themselves, 'What is it . . . that held this astonishing, diverse, and immensely populous land together?' "--New York Times Book Review

Studyguide for the Search for Modern China by Spence Jonathan D

Studyguide for the Search for Modern China by Spence  Jonathan D  Book
Author : Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher : Cram101
Release : 2013-05
ISBN : 9781478465324
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.

The Creation of Modern China 18942008

The Creation of Modern China  18942008 Book
Author : Iain Robertson Scott
Publisher : Anthem Press
Release : 2016-06-30
ISBN : 1783084995
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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No country has undergone a greater period of sustained and convulsive change than China in the twentieth century. This is its story, tracing the emergence of a modern China.

Studyguide for the Search for Modern China by Spence Jonathan D Isbn 9780393934519

Studyguide for the Search for Modern China by Spence  Jonathan D    Isbn 9780393934519 Book
Author : Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher : Cram101
Release : 2013-01-01
ISBN : 9781478455561
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780393934519 .

God s Chinese Son The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan

God s Chinese Son  The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan Book
Author : Jonathan D. Spence
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1996-12-17
ISBN : 0393285863
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A magnificent tapestry . . . a story that reaches beyond China into our world and time: a story of faith, hope, passion, and a fatal grandiosity."--Washington Post Book World Whether read for its powerful account of the largest uprising in human history, or for its foreshadowing of the terrible convulsions suffered by twentieth-century China, or for the narrative power of a great historian at his best, God's Chinese Son must be read. At the center of this history of China's Taiping rebellion (1845-64) stands Hong Xiuquan, a failed student of Confucian doctrine who ascends to heaven in a dream and meets his heavenly family: God, Mary, and his older brother, Jesus. He returns to earth charged to eradicate the "demon-devils," the alien Manchu rulers of China. His success carries him and his followers to the heavenly capital at Nanjing, where they rule a large part of south China for more than a decade. Their decline and fall, wrought by internal division and the unrelenting military pressures of the Manchus and the Western powers, carry them to a hell on earth. Twenty million Chinese are left dead.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China Book
Author : Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-06-23
ISBN : 0199683751
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Modern China a History

Modern China  a History Book
Author : Edwin E. Moise
Publisher : Pearson Education
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780582772779
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The past hundred years in China have seen almost continuous transformation and upheaval. From Confucianist monarchy to warlordism, from fanatically doctrinaire socialist tyranny to almost doctrineless social-capitalism, China has experienced political, cultural and economic disintegration, reunion, and revolution on an unprecedented scale. Beginning with the overthrow of the Emperor in 1911, Moise guides us through a century of ever-unfolding drama with characteristic clarity and balance. Examining the effects of the communist revolution, he argues that in the early days Mao Zedong established the most effective government China had ever known, and that even during the bizarre excesses and blood-letting of the Cultural Revolution, there were still issues that were dealt with in a rational and effective manner. Moving on to the developments since the death of Mao in 1976, in a section fully revised and updated for this new edition, Moise gives a nuanced account of the two sides of China: its spectacularly successful programme of capitalist economic development, and its continuing dictatorship. He contends that dictatorship is now much less total than it was until the mid-70s; although dissenters are still persecuted, their very existence is evidence of a significant loosening of repression. However, there is a heavy price being paid for the Chinese economic miracle. The environmental effects of this boom already stretch well beyond the borders of China. Modern Chinasends us a clear message: the rapid and fundamental change that has framed the last century has not slowed or stalled but acts as a pointer to the near certainty of significant further change. To understand China?s future we must understand its past. Edwin E. Moise is Professor of History at Clemson University, South Carolina and a specialist in the history of China and Vietnam. His previous works include Land Reform in China and North Vietnam(1983) and Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War (1996).

The Chinese Century

The Chinese Century Book
Author : Jonathan D. Spence,Annping Chin
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9781841882116
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This is a magnificent and moving photographic chronicle of the past tumultuous century of china's history. It brings together nearly 300 hundred stunning photographs, most of them never before published outside China, and an authoritative and accessible text by Jonathan Spence and Annping Chin."

Architectural Encounters with Essence and Form in Modern China

Architectural Encounters with Essence and Form in Modern China Book
Author : Peter G. Rowe,Seng Kuan
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780262681513
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A study of traditional and modernist attitudes toward architecture in China from the 1840s to the present. Built around snatches of discussion overheard in a Beijing design studio, this book explores attitudes toward architecture in China since the opening of the Treaty Ports in the 1840s. Central to the discussion are the concepts of ti and yong, or "essence" and "form," Chinese characters that are used to define the proper arrangement of what should be considered modern and essentially Chinese. Ti and yong have gone through various transformations--for example, from "Chinese learning for essential principles and Western learning for practical application" to "socialist essence and cultural form" and an almost complete reversal to "modern essence and Chinese form." The book opens with a discussion of cultural developments in China in response to the forced opening to the West in the mid-nineteenth century, efforts to reform the Qing dynasty, and the Nationalist and Communist regimes. It then considers the return of overseas-educated Chinese architects and foreign influences on Chinese architecture, four architectural orientations toward tradition and modernity in the 1920s and 1930s, and the controversy over the use of "big roofs" and other sinicizing aspects of Chinese architecture in the 1950s. The book then moves to the hard economic conditions of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, when architecture was almost abandoned, and the beginning of reform and opening up to the outside world in the late 1970s and 1980s. Finally, it looks at the present socialist market economy and Chinese architecture during the still incomplete process of modernization. It closes with a prognosis for the future.

China Without Mao

China Without Mao Book
Author : Immanuel Chung-yueh Hsü
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0195060563
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now available in a new, up-to-date edition, this groundbreaking book explores the astonishing transformation that has occurred in China since Mao's death in 1976.

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong Book
Author : Jonathan D. Spence
Publisher : Viking Adult
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This intimate portrait of Mao Zedong, one of the most formidable and elusive rulers in modern history, introduces the essential background about the Chinese leader, including his relations with family, friends, and confidential assistants, as well as hisyouthful writings, poems, letters, and drafts of speeches. Drawing from his expertise in Chinese politics & culture, the author penetrates Mao's rhetoric & infamous self-will to distill an intimate portrait of a man as withdrawn & mysterious as the emperors he disdained. The author superbly illuminates Mao, a leader who, at a watershed moment in history, turned the classic Chinese concept of reform through reversal into an endless adventure in upheaval. The complex persona of Chairman Mao-remembered withhate, awe, and even reverence-calls for what the Boston Globe has termed "Jonathan Spence's engaging blend of history, literature, and biography." Spence superbly illuminates Mao, a leader who, at a watershed moment in history, turned the classic Chineseconcept of reform through reversal into an endless adventure in upheaval. Mao examines a chilling enigma for historians, students of human nature, and Americans fascinated more than ever by China.

Outlines and Highlights for the Search for Modern China by Jonathan D Spence Antonina Krass Isbn

Outlines and Highlights for the Search for Modern China by Jonathan D Spence  Antonina Krass  Isbn Book
Author : Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher : Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
Release : 2009-09
ISBN : 9781428894495
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook. Accompanys: 9780131596764"

Mao

Mao Book
Author : Jonathan D. Spence
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780297643470
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this dazzling blend of history, literature and politics, the world's pre-eminent historian of China, gets to the heart of the complex personality of Chairman Mao Zedong. Steeped in Chinese politics and culture, Spence penetrates Mao's rhetoric and infamous self-will to distil an intimate portrait of a man as withdrawn and mysterious as the emperors he disdained. How did this farm boy from the remote Hunan province, with a haphazard education and unexceptional talents, evolve from a rebel youth cutting off his braided queue and refusing the 'legalized rape' of a bourgeois marriage to the Iron hand that devastated millions for so long? Spence masterfully illuminates a man who, at a watershed moment in history, turned the classic Chinese concept of reform through reversal into an endless adventure in upheaval and examines why he is still remembered with hate, awe and even reverence.

Museum Representations of Maoist China

Museum Representations of Maoist China Book
Author : Amy Jane Barnes
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-15
ISBN : 1317093011
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The collection, interpretation and display of art from the People’s Republic of China, and particularly the art of the Cultural Revolution, have been problematic for museums. These objects challenge our perception of ’Chineseness’ and their style, content and the means of their production question accepted notions of how we perceive art. This book links art history, museology and visual culture studies to examine how museums have attempted to reveal, discuss and resolve some of these issues. Amy Jane Barnes addresses a series of related issues associated with collection and display: how museums deal with difficult and controversial subjects; the role they play in mediating between the object and the audience; the role of the Other in the creation of Self and national identities; the nature, role and function of art in society; the museum as image-maker; the impact of communism (and Maoism) on the cultural history of the twentieth-century; and the appropriation of communist visual iconography. This book will be of interest to researchers and students of museology, visual and cultural studies as well as scholars of Chinese and revolutionary art.

Chinese Roundabout

Chinese Roundabout Book
Author : Jonathan D. Spence
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780393033557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of essays on modern Chinese history covers the story of Arcadio Huang's odyssey from south China to Enlightenment Paris and explores themes of Chinese history, and reassesses the field.

THE SEARECH FOR MODERN CHINA

THE SEARECH FOR MODERN CHINA Book
Author : JONATHAN D. SPENCE
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download THE SEARECH FOR MODERN CHINA book written by JONATHAN D. SPENCE, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Treason By The Book

Treason By The Book Book
Author : Jonathan Spence
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2012-04-05
ISBN : 0241959144
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1728 a stranger handed a letter to Governor Yue calling on him to lead a rebellion against the Manchu rulers of China. Feigning agreement, he learnt the details of the plot and immediately informed the Emperor, Yongzheng. The ringleaders were captured with ease, forced to recant and, to the confusion and outrage of the public, spared. Drawing on an enormous wealth of documentary evidence - over a hundred and fifty secret documents between the Emperor and his agents are stored in Chinese archives - Jonathan Spence has recreated this revolt of the scholars in fascinating and chilling detail. It is a story of unwordly dreams of a better world and the facts of bureaucratic power, of the mind of an Emperor and of the uses of his mercy.

The Search for Modern Chin

The Search for Modern Chin Book
Author : Cheng & Lestz,Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher : Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
Release : 2007-08
ISBN : 9781428822344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780393973723 .