The Search for Modern China

The Search for Modern China
Author: Jonathan D. Spence
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 625
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9780393920857
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Search for Modern China Book Excerpt:

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 Creation of Modern China 18942008

The Creation of Modern China  18942008
Author: Iain Robertson Scott
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN: 1783084995
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creation of Modern China 18942008 Book Excerpt:

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.

Architectural Encounters with Essence and Form in Modern China

Architectural Encounters with Essence and Form in Modern China
Author: Peter G. Rowe,Seng Kuan
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780262681513
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Encounters with Essence and Form in Modern China Book Excerpt:

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.

THE SEARECH FOR MODERN CHINA

THE SEARECH FOR MODERN CHINA
Author: JONATHAN D. SPENCE
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1066
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE SEARECH FOR MODERN CHINA Book Excerpt:

Studyguide for the Search for Modern China by Spence Jonathan D

Studyguide for the Search for Modern China by Spence  Jonathan D
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Cram101
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2013-05
ISBN: 9781478465324
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studyguide for the Search for Modern China by Spence Jonathan D Book Excerpt:

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.

Museum Representations of Maoist China

Museum Representations of Maoist China
Author: Amy Jane Barnes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN: 1317093011
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museum Representations of Maoist China Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Jonathan D. Spence
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780393309942
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Roundabout Book Excerpt:

"If one has the art, then a piece of celery or salted cabbage can be made into a marvelous delicacy; whereas if one has not the art, not all the greatest delicacies and rarities of land, sea, or sky are of any avail." --a Beijing cook, nineteenth century from Chinese Roundabout

Defining and Defending the Open Door Policy

Defining and Defending the Open Door Policy
Author: Gregory Moore
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2015-05-27
ISBN: 073919996X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defining and Defending the Open Door Policy Book Excerpt:

There has been little examination of the China policy of the Theodore Roosevelt administration. Works dealing with the topic fall either into brief discussions in biographies of Roosevelt, general surveys of Sino-American relations, or studies of special topics, such as the Chinese exclusion issue, which encompass a portion of the Roosevelt years. Moreover, the subject has been overshadowed somewhat by studies of problems between Japan and the United States in this era. The goal of this study is to offer a more complete examination of the American relationship with China during Roosevelt’s presidency. The focus will be on the discussion of major issues and concerns in the relationship of the two nations from the time Roosevelt took office until he left, something that this book does for the first time. Greater emphasis needs to be placed on creating a more complete picture of Teddy Roosevelt and China relations, especially in regard to his and his advisers’ perceptual framework of that region and its impact upon the making of China policy. The goal of this study is to begin that process. Special attention is paid to the question of how Roosevelt and the members of his administration viewed China, as it is believed that their viewpoints, which were prejudicial, were very instrumental in how they chose to deal with China and the question of the Open Door. The emphasis on the role of stereotyping gives the book a particularly unique point of view. Readers will be made aware of the difficulties of making foreign policy under challenging conditions, but also of how the attitudes and perceptions of policymakers can shape the direction that those policies can take. A critical argument of the book is that a stereotyped perception of China and its people inhibited American policy responses toward the Chinese state in Roosevelt’s Administration. While Roosevelt’s attitudes regarding white supremacy have been discussed elsewhere, a fuller consideration of how his views affected the making of foreign policy, particularly China policy, is needed, especially now that Sino-American relations today are of great concern.

Shopping Malls and Public Space in Modern China

Shopping Malls and Public Space in Modern China
Author: Nicholas Jewell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 1317055144
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shopping Malls and Public Space in Modern China Book Excerpt:

China’s rise as an economic superpower has been inescapable. Statistical hyperbole has been accompanied by a plethora of highly publicized architectural forms that brand the regeneration of its increasingly globalized urban centres. Despite the sizeable body of literature that has accompanied China’s modernization, the essence and trajectory of its contemporary cityscape remains difficult to grasp. This volume addresses a less explored aspect of China’s urban rejuvenation - the prominence of the shopping mall as a keystone of its public spaces. Here, the presence of the built form most representative of Western capitalism’s excess is one that makes explicit the tensions between China’s Communist state and its ascent within the ’free’ market. This book examines how these interrelationships are manifested in the culturally hybrid built form of the shopping mall and its role in contesting the ’public’ space of the modern Chinese city. By viewing these interrelationships as collisions of global and local narratives, a more nuanced understanding of the shopping mall typology is explored. Much architectural criticism has failed to address the levels of meaning implicit within the shopping mall, yet it is a building type whose public popularity has guaranteed its endurance. Consequently, if architecture is to remain a relevant social art, a more holistic understanding of this phenomenon will be indispensable to the process of adapting to globalizing forces. This examination of Chinese shopping malls offers a timely and relevant case study of what is happening in all our cities today.

A Brief Modern Chinese History

                            A Brief Modern Chinese History
Author: 张海鹏,翟金懿著
Publsiher: BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 7520356353
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief Modern Chinese History Book Excerpt:

《简明中国近代史读本》是为公众撰写的一本中国近代史简明读本。该书坚持历史唯物主义,反对历史虚无主义,以1840-1949年近代中国的政治发展为,兼顾近代中国的经济状况、思想斗争、文化变迁、社会状况,描写了近代中国人追求独立的过程。

The Chan s Great Continent

The Chan s Great Continent
Author: Jonathan D. Spence
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780140281743
Category: China
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chan s Great Continent Book Excerpt:

The vastness of China and the antquity of its culture have both fascinated and troubled the West since their earliest contacts. This text explores Western attitudes as they developed over trade, conflict and sometimes edgy co-existence. The account ranges from the travels of Marco Polo to China's modern place in the literature, diplomacy and daydreams of the West.

The Art of Modern China

The Art of Modern China
Author: Julia F. Andrews,Kuiyi Shen
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2012-09-24
ISBN: 0520238141
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Modern China Book Excerpt:

“The Art of Modern China is a long-awaited, much-needed survey. The authors’ combined experience in this field is exceptional. In addition to presenting key arguments for students and arts professionals, Andrews and Shen enliven modern Chinese art for all readers. The Art of Modern China gives just treatment to an expanded field of overlooked artworks that confront the challenges of modernization.”—De-nin Deanna Lee, author of The Night Banquet: A Chinese Scroll through Time.

Modern China

Modern China
Author: Graham Hutchings
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780674012400
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern China Book Excerpt:

This guide to people, places, ideas, and events crucial to an understanding of a rising world power focuses on society and politics and their impact on China and the world. Hutchings provides over 200 short essays, arranged alphabetically, covering figures and events from Sun Yat-sen to Jiang Zemin and the Boxer Rebellion to Tiananmen Square.

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
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Cram101
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 9781478455561
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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 .

A Sociology of Modern China

A Sociology of Modern China
Author: Jean-Louis Rocca
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-01-05
ISBN: 0190613270
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sociology of Modern China Book Excerpt:

Jean-Louis Rocca's admirably concise A Sociology of Modern China wears its scholarship lightly and paints an intimate and complex portrait of Chinese society, all the while avoiding clichés and simplifications. He delves into China's history and examines the country's many different social strata so as to better understand the enormous challenges and opportunities with which its people are confronted. After discussing the long march toward reform and the crises along the way - among them the 1989 protests which culminated in the events in Tiananmen Square and elsewhere - Rocca dedicates the second half of the book to the major questions facing the country (or, at the very least, its political elites) today: new forms of social stratification; the interaction between the market and the state; growing individualism; and the pressures exerted by social conflict and political change. In eschewing culturalist visions, Rocca thoroughly and successfully deconstructs received wisdom about Chinese society to reveal a thriving nation and its people.

Guns and Gospel

Guns and Gospel
Author: Ambrose Mong
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-11-24
ISBN: 0227905970
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guns and Gospel Book Excerpt:

During the nineteenth century, Christian missionaries vied for the Chinese souls they thought they were saving. But many things held them back: Western gunboat diplomacy, unequal treaties and their own prejudices, which increased hostility towards Christianity. 'One more Christian, one less Chinese,' has long been a popular cliche in China. Guns and Gospel examines the accusation of 'cultural imperialism' levelled against the missionaries and explores their complex and ambivalent relationships with the opium trade and British imperialism. Ambrose Mong follows key figures among the missionaries, such as Robert Morrison, Charles Gutzlaff, James Hudson Taylor and Timothy Richard, uncovering why some succeeded where others failed, and asks whether they really became lackeys to imperialism.

Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China

Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China
Author: Gray Tuttle
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0231134479
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China Book Excerpt:

Over the past century and with varying degrees of success, China has tried to integrate Tibet into the modern Chinese nation-state. In this groundbreaking work, Gray Tuttle reveals the surprising role Buddhism and Buddhist leaders played in the development of the modern Chinese state and in fostering relations between Tibet and China from the Republican period (1912-1949) to the early years of Communist rule. Beyond exploring interactions between Buddhists and politicians in Tibet and China, Tuttle offers new insights on the impact of modern ideas of nationalism, race, and religion in East Asia. After the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911, the Chinese Nationalists, without the traditional religious authority of the Manchu Emperor, promoted nationalism and racial unity in an effort to win support among Tibetans. Once this failed, Chinese politicians appealed to a shared Buddhist heritage. This shift in policy reflected the late-nineteenth-century academic notion of Buddhism as a unified world religion, rather than a set of competing and diverse Asian religious practices. While Chinese politicians hoped to gain Tibetan loyalty through religion, the promotion of a shared Buddhist heritage allowed Chinese Buddhists and Tibetan political and religious leaders to pursue their goals. During the 1930s and 1940s, Tibetan Buddhist ideas and teachers enjoyed tremendous popularity within a broad spectrum of Chinese society and especially among marginalized Chinese Buddhists. Even when relationships between the elite leadership between the two nations broke down, religious and cultural connections remained strong. After the Communists seized control, they continued to exploit this link when exerting control over Tibet by force in the 1950s. And despite being an avowedly atheist regime, with the exception of the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese communist government has continued to recognize and support many elements of Tibetan religious, if not political, culture. Tuttle's study explores the role of Buddhism in the formation of modern China and its relationship to Tibet through the lives of Tibetan and Chinese Buddhists and politicians and by drawing on previously unexamined archival and governmental materials, as well as personal memoirs of Chinese politicians and Buddhist monks, and ephemera from religious ceremonies.

The Oxford History of Modern China

The Oxford History of Modern China
Author: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 513
Release: 2022-01-27
ISBN: 0192648306
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford History of Modern China Book Excerpt:

'excellent' LSE Review of Books China is the world's most populous country and newest superpower, whose place on the international stage can only be understood through the lens of its modern history. The Oxford History of Modern China is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising power in what promises to be the 'Chinese century'. Covering the period of dramatic shifts and surprising transformations which comprise China's modern history, the book spans from the founding of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) to the present day. It introduces readers to important but often overlooked events in China's past, such as the bloody Taiping Civil War (1850-1864), and also sheds new light on more familiar landmarks in Chinese history, such as the Opium War (1839-1842), the Boxer Uprising of 1900, the rise to power of the Chinese Communist Party in 1949, the Tiananmen protests and Beijing Massacre of 1989, and China's rise to economic superpower status in the 21st century. A new chapter for this edition brings the story into the era of Xi Jinping.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China
Author: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN: 0191506702
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China Book Excerpt:

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.

A New Literary History of Modern China

A New Literary History of Modern China
Author: David Der-wei Wang
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 1033
Release: 2017-05-22
ISBN: 0674967917
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Literary History of Modern China Book Excerpt:

Featuring over 140 Chinese and non-Chinese contributors, this landmark volume, edited by David Der-wei Wang, explores unconventional forms as well as traditional genres, emphasizes Chinese authors’ influence on foreign writers as well as China’s receptivity to outside literary influences, and offers vibrant contrasting voices and points of view.