Endymion Wilkinson’s bestselling Chinese History: A New Manual has been continuously in print for fifty years, growing from a modest research guide to Chinese imperial history into an encyclopedic, 1.7-million-word introduction to Chinese civilization and the primary and secondary resources and research problems for all periods of Chinese history.
Maura Dykstra’s book, Uncertainty in the Empire of Routine, investigates the administrative revolution of China’s eighteenth-century Qing state.
Lawrence Zhang’s groundbreaking study investigates how observers and critics of the Qing’s purchase system informs the questionable view that it was anti-meritocratic.
Following the success of The China Questions, a new volume of insights from top China specialists explains key issues shaping today’s United States–China relationship.
In Chiang Kai-shek’s Politics of Shame, Grace C. Huang reconsiders Chiang’s leadership and legacy by drawing on an extraordinary and uncensored collection of his diaries, telegrams, and speeches stitched together by his secretaries.
Opportunity in Crisis explores the history of late Qing Cantonese migration along the West River basin during war and reconstruction and the impact of those developments on the relationship between state and local elites on the Guangxi frontier. By situating Cantonese upriver and overseas migration within the same framework, Steven Miles reconceives the late Qing as an age of Cantonese diasporic expansion rather than one of state decline.
Lawrence Reardon’s meticulous tracing of the evolution of the coastal development strategy provides important new insights about the crucial period of the 1980s and how it paved the way for China’s transformation into a global economic superpower.
Author: Lawrence C. Reardon About the Book From 1949 to 1978, communist elites held clashing visions of China’s economic development. Mao Zedong advocated the “first way” of semi-autarchy characteristic of …