Franklin

Making China modern : from the Great Qing to Xi Jinping / Klaus Muhlhahn.

Author/Creator:
Mühlhahn, Klaus, author.
Publication:
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 717 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Subjects:
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.
China -- History -- Republic, 1912-1949.
China -- History -- 1949-
Qing Dynasty (China)
China.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
Klaus Mühlhahn situates modern China in the nation's long, dynamic tradition of overcoming adversity and weakness through creative adaptation--a legacy of crisis and recovery that is apparent today in China's triumphs but also in its most worrisome trends. Mühlhahn's panoramic survey rewrites the history of modern China for a new generation.-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Part 1. The rise and fall of Qing China: Age of Glory: 1644-1800
Reordering the Chinese world: 1800-1870
Late Qing predicaments: 1870-1900
Part 2. Chinese revolutions: Upending the empire: 1900-1919
Rebuilding during the Republican Era: 1920-1937
China at war: 1938-1948
Part 3. Remaking China: Socialist transformation: 1949-1955
Leaping ahead: 1955-1965
Overthrowing everything: 1966-1976
Part 4. China rising
Reform and opening: 1977-1989
Overall advance: 1990-2012
Ambitions and anxieties: contemporary China.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780674737358
0674737350
OCLC:
1020310370
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