This study, based on primary sources, deals with the linguistic development and polemical uses of the expression Unequal Treaties, which refers to the treaties China signed between 1842 and 1946.
Providing historical insights essential to the understanding of contemporary China, this text presents a nation’s story of trauma and growth during the early twentieth century. … Read more
This volume serves as a guide to all facets of China study: from advice on choosing an appropriate literary dictionary to finding the most recent yearbooks that offer statistical data about the contemporary economy.
The concept of civil society was borrowed from eighteenth-century Europe to provide a framework for understanding the transition to post-authoritarian regimes in Latin America and … Read more
This is a history of China for the 900-year time span of the late imperial period. A senior scholar of this epoch, F. W. Mote highlights the personal characteristics of the rulers and dynasties and probes the cultural theme of Chinese adaptations to recurrent alien rule.
Extensively revised and updated, this popular text conveys the drama of China’s struggle to modernize against the backdrop of a proud and difficult history.
Military Culture in Imperial China – This volume explores the relationship between culture and the military in Chinese society from early China to the Qing … Read more
In the Modernization of China, an interdisciplinary team of scholars collaborate closely to provide the first systematic, integrated analysis of China in transformation–from an agrarian-based … Read more
Opium-Smoking in America and China – This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the … Read more