This book reconstructs civic education and citizenship training in secondary schools in the lower Yangzi region during the Republican era.
Man-houng Lin shows how the disruption in the world’s silver supply caused by the turmoil in Latin America and subsequent changes in global markets led to the massive outflow of silver from China and the crisis of the Qing empire.
This volume offers the first multinational, multi-archival review of the history of Chinese–American conflict and cooperation in the 1970s.
Steven Miles looks beyond intellectual history to local social and cultural history in order to study the literati culture that gave rise to the renowned nineteenth century academy Xuehaitang.
Intimate Politics explores these practices that have constituted eastern Hui’an residents, women in particular, as an anomaly among rural Han, asking what such practices have come to mean in the post-1949 socialist order.
This book is a study of how Confucian-trained officials thought about the grain trade and the state’s role in it, particularly the “ever-normal granaries,” the stockpiles of grain maintained by every county government as protection against shortages and high prices, the scope of beliefs in market forces in the 1750s, and the factors behind Chinese state decisions surrounding the purchase and stockpiling of grain.
This book considers how native-place ties functioned as channels of communication between China’s provinces and the political center; how sojourners to the capital used native-place ties to create solidarity within their communities of fellow provincials and within the class of scholar-officials as a whole; how the state co-opted these ties as a means of maintaining order within the city and controlling the imperial bureaucracy; how native-place ties transformed the urban landscape and social structure of the city; and how these functions were refashioned in the decades of political innovation that closed the Qing period.
This volume addresses cultural and literary transformation in the late Ming (1550–1644) and late Qing (1851–1911) eras.