Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949) by James Z. GaoHistorical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949) by James Z. Gao

Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949)

byJames Z. Gao

Hardcover | June 16, 2009

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The Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949) offers a concise but comprehensive examination of the political, military, economic, social, and cultural development of modern China. Instead of focusing merely on the political elites of China, this reference covers a variety of significant persons, including women and ethnic minorities; new historical concepts; cultural and educational institutions; and economic activities. Drawing on newly-available records, including a large mass of governmental and family archives, the narratives presented reveal new facts, offer a new interpretation in accordance with China's modernization process during the late Qing period, and a revisionist perspective on the Republican history. The chronology records not only political and military events but also other experiences of the Chinese people. The bibliography gives prominence to current literature on China's drive towards modernization and appendixes provide the reader with detailed information on China's cultural and economic transformation.
James Z. Gao is associate professor at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Title:Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949)Format:HardcoverDimensions:584 pages, 9.02 × 5.85 × 1.61 inPublished:June 16, 2009Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810849305

ISBN - 13:9780810849303

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In this very impressive compendium, Gao examines political, military, social, cultural, educational, and economic development in China during the 19th century and first half of the 20th. Unlike other English dictionaries on modern China that tend to focus on revolutionary movements, Gao's work deals with almost every aspect of Chinese society during the 150-year 'modern China' period. ...The appendixes provide important facts and statistics about the political, cultural, and economic transformation that drives China towards modernization. The bibliography presents classic and recent English-language writings on modern China that are tremendously useful for readers interested in further study and research. Highly recommended.