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China’s Local Councils in the Age of Constitutional Reform, 1898–1911

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ISBN 9780674119734

Publication Date: 09/04/1995


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  • Preface
  • Author’s Note on Conventions for a Omanizations and Characters
  • Introduction: The Idea of Local Self-Government in the Age of Revolution
  • I. Setting the Scene, 1902–1906
    • Zhao Erxun’s Search for Local Leaders in Shanxi
    • Yuan Shikai’s Foreign Model for China
  • II. Localism, Centralism, and Provincialism, 1906–1908
    • Local Elites in Corporatism’s Realm
    • The Center Readies its Arsenal
    • Provincial Officials Channel Elite Activism
  • III. State and Society Unravelling, 1909–1911
    • Local Councils in China
    • Qing Policy, Rural China, and Elite Factions in the Age of Constitutionalism
  • Appendix A. Late-Qing Government Gazettes and Serial Compilations
  • Appendix B. Provincial and Metropolitan Reports on Constitutional Reforms, 1909–1911
  • Appendix C. The Jiading County Council Members
  • Abbreviations Used in the Notes and Select Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Documents
  • Archival and Published Sources
  • Character List
  • Index

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