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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
  • Illustrated history of modern China
  • Modern China
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
951/.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS754
LC item number
.O94 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • China
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Qing Dynasty (China)
  • China
  • China
Label
The Oxford illustrated history of modern China, edited by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Contributors: Jeffrey Wasserstrom (University of California, Irvine), Anne Gerritsen (University of Warwick), Stephen R. Platt (University of Massachusetts), Robert Bickers (University of Bristol), Peter Zarrow (University of Connecticut), James Carter (St. Joseph's University), Rana Mitter (University of Oxford), S.A. Smith (University of Oxford), Richard Curt Kraus (University of Oregon), Timothy Cheek (University of British Columbia), Kate Merkel-Hess (Penn State University), William A. Callahan (London School of Economics and Political Science), Ian Johnson (freelance journalist)
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
  • 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
  • A guide to pronouncing Romanized Chinese
  • 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
  • Introduction
  • Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
  • From late Ming to high Qing, 1550-1792
  • Anne Gerritsen
  • New domestic and global challenges, 1792-1860
  • Stephen R. Platt
  • Restoration and reform, 1860-1900
Control code
ocn925499976
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 361 pages
Isbn
9780199683758
Lccn
2015949853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199683758
  • (OCoLC)925499976
Label
The Oxford illustrated history of modern China, edited by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Publication
Note
Contributors: Jeffrey Wasserstrom (University of California, Irvine), Anne Gerritsen (University of Warwick), Stephen R. Platt (University of Massachusetts), Robert Bickers (University of Bristol), Peter Zarrow (University of Connecticut), James Carter (St. Joseph's University), Rana Mitter (University of Oxford), S.A. Smith (University of Oxford), Richard Curt Kraus (University of Oregon), Timothy Cheek (University of British Columbia), Kate Merkel-Hess (Penn State University), William A. Callahan (London School of Economics and Political Science), Ian Johnson (freelance journalist)
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
  • 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
  • A guide to pronouncing Romanized Chinese
  • 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
  • Introduction
  • Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
  • From late Ming to high Qing, 1550-1792
  • Anne Gerritsen
  • New domestic and global challenges, 1792-1860
  • Stephen R. Platt
  • Restoration and reform, 1860-1900
Control code
ocn925499976
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 361 pages
Isbn
9780199683758
Lccn
2015949853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199683758
  • (OCoLC)925499976

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