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China : a new history / John King Fairbank and Merle Goldman

Main Author Fairbank, John K., 1907-1991 Coauthor Goldman, Merle Country Estados Unidos. Edition 2nd enlarged ed Publication Cambridge, Mass. : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006 Description XIX, 560 p. : il. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-674-01828-1 CDU 951
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. It remains a masterwork without parallel. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date, covering reforms in the post-Mao period through the early years of the twenty-first century, including the leadership of Hu Jintao. She also provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface to the Enlarged Edition (p. xv)
  • Preface to the Original Edition (p. xvii)
  • Introduction: Approaches to Understanding China's History (p. 1)
  • The Variety of Historical Perspectives (p. 1)
  • Geography: The Contrast of North and South (p. 4)
  • Humankind in Nature (p. 14)
  • The Village: Family and Lineage (p. 17)
  • Inner Asia and China: The Steppe and the Sown (p. 23)
  • Part 1 Rise and Decline of the Imperial Autocracy (p. 27)
  • 1 Origins: The Discoveries of Archaeology (p. 29)
  • Paleolithic China (p. 29)
  • Neolithic China (p. 31)
  • Excavation of Shang and Xia (p. 33)
  • The Rise of Central Authority (p. 37)
  • Western Zhou (p. 39)
  • Implications of the New Archaeological Record (p. 40)
  • 2 The First Unification: Imperial Confucianism (p. 46)
  • The Utility of Dynasties (p. 46)
  • Princes and Philosophers (p. 49)
  • The Confucian Code (p. 51)
  • Daoism (p. 53)
  • Unification by Qin (p. 54)
  • Consolidation and Expansion under the Han (p. 57)
  • Imperial Confucianism (p. 62)
  • Correlative Cosmology (p. 64)
  • Emperor and Scholars (p. 66)
  • 3 Reunification in the Buddhist Age (p. 72)
  • Disunion (p. 72)
  • The Buddhist Teaching (p. 73)
  • Sui-Tang Reunification (p. 76)
  • Buddhism and the State (p. 79)
  • Decline of the Tang Dynasty (p. 81)
  • Social Change: The Tang-Song Transition (p. 83)
  • 4 China's Greatest Age: Northern and Southern Song (p. 88)
  • Efflorescence of Material Growth (p. 88)
  • Education and the Examination System (p. 93)
  • The Creation of Neo-Confucianism (p. 96)
  • Formation of Gentry Society (p. 101)
  • 5 The Paradox of Song China and Inner Asia (p. 108)
  • The Symbiosis of Wen and Wu (p. 108)
  • The Rise of Non-Chinese Rule over China (p. 112)
  • China in the Mongol Empire (p. 119)
  • Interpreting the Song Era (p. 126)
  • 6 Government in the Ming Dynasty (p. 128)
  • Legacies of the Hongwu Emperor (p. 128)
  • Fiscal Problems (p. 132)
  • China Turns Inward (p. 137)
  • Factional Politics (p. 140)
  • 7 The Qing Success Story (p. 143)
  • The Manchu Conquest (p. 143)
  • Institutional Adaptation (p. 146)
  • The Jesuit Interlude (p. 151)
  • Growth of Qing Control in Inner Asia (p. 152)
  • The Attempted Integration of Polity and Culture (p. 154)
  • Part 2 Late Imperial China, 1600-1911 (p. 163)
  • 8 The Paradox of Growth without Development (p. 167)
  • The Rise in Population (p. 167)
  • Diminishing Returns of Farm Labor (p. 170)
  • The Subjection of Women (p. 173)
  • Domestic Trade and Commercial Organization (p. 176)
  • Merchant-Official Symbiosis (p. 179)
  • Limitations of the Law (p. 183)
  • 9 Frontier Unrest and the Opening of China (p. 187)
  • The Weakness of State Leadership (p. 187)
  • The White Lotus Rebellion, 1796-1804 (p. 189)
  • Maritime China: Origins of the Overseas Chinese (p. 191)
  • European Trading Companies and the Canton Trade (p. 195)
  • Rebellion on the Turkestan Frontier, 1826-1835 (p. 197)
  • Opium and the Struggle for a New Order at Guangzhou, 1834-1842 (p. 198)
  • Inauguration of the Treaty Century after 1842 (p. 201)
  • 10 Rebellion and Restoration (p. 206)
  • The Great Taiping Rebellion, 1851-1864 (p. 206)
  • Civil War (p. 209)
  • The Qing Restoration of the 1860s (p. 212)
  • Suppression of Other Rebellions (p. 214)
  • 11 Early Modernization and the Decline of Qing Power (p. 217)
  • Self-Strengthening and Its Failure (p. 217)
  • The Christian-Confucian Struggle (p. 221)
  • The Reform Movement (p. 224)
  • The Boxer Rising, 1898-1901 (p. 230)
  • Demoralization (p. 232)
  • 12 The Republican Revolution, 1901-1916 (p. 235)
  • A New Domestic Balance of Power (p. 235)
  • Suppressing Rebellion by Militarization (p. 236)
  • Elite Activism in the Public Sphere (p. 238)
  • The Japanese Influence (p. 240)
  • The Qing Reform Effort (p. 241)
  • Constitutionalism and Self-Government (p. 244)
  • Insoluble Systemic Problems (p. 247)
  • The Revolution of 1911 and Yuan Shikai's Dictatorship (p. 250)
  • Part 3 The Republic of China, 1912-1949 (p. 255)
  • 13 The Quest for a Chinese Civil Society (p. 257)
  • The Limits of Chinese Liberalism (p. 257)
  • The Limits of Christian Reformism (p. 260)
  • The Tardy Rise of a Political Press (p. 262)
  • Academic Development (p. 263)
  • The New Culture Movement (p. 266)
  • The May Fourth Movement (p. 267)
  • Rise of the Chinese Bourgeoisie (p. 269)
  • Origins of the Chinese Communist Party (p. 275)
  • 14 The Nationalist Revolution and the Nanjing Government (p. 279)
  • Sun Yatsen and the United Front (p. 279)
  • The Accession to Power of Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kaishek) (p. 283)
  • The Nature of the Nanjing Government (p. 286)
  • Systemic Weaknesses (p. 289)
  • 15 The Second Coming of the Chinese Communist Party (p. 294)
  • Problems of Life on the Land (p. 294)
  • Rural Reconstruction (p. 299)
  • The Rise of Mao Zedong (p. 301)
  • The Long March, 1934-1935 (p. 305)
  • The Role of Zhou Enlai (p. 307)
  • The Second United Front (p. 310)
  • 16 China's War of Resistance, 1937-1945 (p. 312)
  • Nationalist Difficulties (p. 312)
  • Mao's Sinification of Marxism (p. 316)
  • Mao Zedong Thought (p. 321)
  • The Rectification Campaign of 1942-1944 (p. 323)
  • American Support of Coalition Government (p. 326)
  • 17 The Civil War and the Nationalists on Taiwan (p. 331)
  • Why the Nationalists Failed (p. 331)
  • Nationalist Attack and Communist Counterattack (p. 334)
  • Taiwan as a Japanese Colony (p. 337)
  • Taiwan as the Republic of China (p. 339)
  • Part 4 The People's Republic of China (p. 343)
  • 18 Establishing Control of State and Countryside (p. 345)
  • Creating the New State, 1949-1953 (p. 345)
  • Collectivizing Agriculture (p. 352)
  • Collective Agriculture in Practice (p. 354)
  • Beginning Industrialization (p. 357)
  • Education and the Intellectuals (p. 359)
  • The Anti-Rightist Campaign, 1957-1958 (p. 365)
  • 19 The Great Leap Forward, 1958-1960 (p. 368)
  • Background Factors (p. 368)
  • The Disaster of 1959-1960 (p. 372)
  • Revival: Seizing Control of Industrial Labor (p. 374)
  • Party Rectification and Education (p. 376)
  • The Sino-Soviet Split (p. 378)
  • The Great Leap Forward as a Social Movement (p. 380)
  • 20 The Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 (p. 383)
  • Underpinnings (p. 383)
  • Mao's Aims and Resources (p. 385)
  • Role of the People's Liberation Army (p. 387)
  • How the Cultural Revolution Unfolded (p. 389)
  • The Red Guards (p. 392)
  • The Seizure of Power (p. 393)
  • Foreign Affairs (p. 395)
  • Decentralization and the Third Front (p. 397)
  • The Succession Struggle (p. 400)
  • The Cultural Revolution in Retrospect (p. 401)
  • Aftermath (p. 404)
  • 21 The Post-Mao Reform Era (p. 406)
  • Epilogue: China at the Close of the Century (p. 457)
  • Note on Romanization and Citation (p. 472)
  • Suggested Reading (p. 473)
  • Publisher's Note (p. 429)
  • Illustration Credits (p. 531)
  • Author Index (p. 535)
  • General Index (p. 545)

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