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The Rise of Modern China

Sixth Edition

Immanuel C. Y. Hsu

Publication Date - 09 December 1999

ISBN: 9780195125047

1136 pages
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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Now in its sixth edition, this book has been updated to examine the return of Hong Kong in 1997 and the upcoming return of Macao in 1999. Hsü discusses the end of the last vestiges of foreign imperialism in China, as well as China's emergence as a regional and global superpower. U.S.-China rivalry and the prospect of unification between China and Taiwan are also considered.

Previous Publication Date(s)

February 1995
March 1990
February 1983

Table of Contents

    List of Maps
    A Note on the Text
    Major Chronological Periods
    Conversion Tables
    1. A Conceptual Framework of Modern China
    I. The Persistence of Traditional Institutions, 1600-1800
    2. The Rise and Splendor of the Ch'ing Empire
    3. Political and Economic Institutions
    4. Social and Intellectual Conditions
    5. Foreign Relations
    6. The Turn of the Dynastic Fortune: From Prosperity to Decline
    II. Foreign Aggresion and Domestic Rebellions, 1800-1864
    7. The Canton System of Trade
    8. The Opium War
    9. The Second Treaty Settlement
    10. The Taiping Revolution and the Nien and Moslem Rebellions
    III. Self-stregthening in an Age of Accelerated Foreign Imperialism
    11. The Dynastic Revival and the Self-Stregthening Movement
    12. Foreign Relations and Court Politics, 1861-80
    13. Foreign Encroachment in Formosa, Sinkiang, and Annam
    14. Acceleration of Imperialism: The Japanese Aggression in Korea and the "Partition of China"
    IV. Reform and Revolution, 1898-1912
    15. The Reform Movement of 1898
    16. The Boxer Uprising, 1900
    17. Reform and Constitutionalism at the End of the Ch'ing Period
    18. Late Ch'ing Intellectual, Social, and Economic Changes with Special Reference to 1895-1911
    19. The Ch'ing Period in Historical Perspective
    20. Revolution, Republic, and Warlordism
    V. Ideological Awakening and the War of Resistance
    21. The Intellectual Revolution, 1917-23
    22. National Unification Amidst Ideological Ferment and Anti-imperialistic Agitation
    23. The Nationalist Government: A Decade of Challenge, 1928-37
    24. The Sino-Japanese War, 1937-45
    VI. The Rise of the Chinese People's Republic
    25. The Civil War, 1945-49
    26. The People's Republic: It's First Decade
    27. The Sino-Soviet Split
    28. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
    29. The Fall of Lin Pao and Its Aftermath
    30. China Rejoins the International Community
    31. The Nationalist Rule on Taiwan
    VII. China After Mao: The Search for a New Order
    32. The Smashing of the Gang of Four
    33. Teng Hsiao-p'ing and China's New Order
    34. The Normalization of Relations Between China and the United States
    35. The Four Modernizations
    36. The End of the Maoist Age
    37. Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics
    38. China In Transition, 1986-88: The Cultural Impact of the Open-Door Policy
    39. Taiwan's "Economic Miracle" and the Prospect for Unification with Mainland China
    40. The Violent Crackdown at T'ien-an-men Square, June 3-4, 1989
    41. The Chinese Model of Development: Quasi-capitalism in a Political Dictatorship
    42. The Rise of Cina
    Appendix I
    Appendix II
    Illustration Credits