Chinese Professionals and the Republican State. the Rise of Professional Associations in Shanghai, 1912-1937 by Xiaoqun Xu buy used Used & Rare price $13.55 new from$120.95 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Publisher: Cambridge University Press Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0521780713 ISBN - 13:9780521780711 Seller Comments: 346 pp., Hardcover, fine in a fine dust jacket. From the Publisher Xiaoqun Xu makes a compelling and original contribution to the study of China''s modernization with this study of the rise of professional associations in Republican China, in their birthplace of Shanghai, and of their political and socio-cultural milieus. Xu addresses a central issue in China studies, the relationship between state and society, and proposes an alternative to the Western-derived concept of civil society. This book illuminates the multidimensional complexity of modernization and nationalism in twentieth-century China, and provides a concrete case for comparative studies of professionalization and class formation across cultures.