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Making China Modern

From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674737358

Publication Date: 01/14/2019


736 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

34 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Timeline: China, 1644–2017
  • List of Maps
  • Introduction
  • I. The Rise and Fall of Qing China
    • 1. Age of Glory: 1644–1800
    • 2. Reordering the Chinese World: 1800–1870
    • 3. Late Qing Predicaments: 1870–1900
  • II. Chinese Revolutions
    • 4. Upending the Empire: 1900–1919
    • 5. Rebuilding during the Republican Era: 1920–1937
    • 6. China at War: 1937–1948
  • III. Remaking China
    • 7. Socialist Transformation: 1949–1955
    • 8. Leaping Ahead: 1955–1960
    • 9. Overthrowing Everything: 1961–1976
  • IV. China Rising
    • 10. Reform and Opening: 1977–1989
    • 11. Overall Advance: 1990–2012
    • 12. Ambitions and Anxieties: Contemporary China
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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