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Title The Making of Modern China
Author Jing Liu
Publisher Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
Release 2018-07-01
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1611729270
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Does what it sets out to do and serves as a Chinese history text teenagers might actually read." —Asian Review of Books on Division to Unification in Imperial China The fourth volume in the Understanding China Through Comics series covers the stunningly productive Ming dynasty and its fall to the Manchus under the Qing, the last Chinese dynasty. The book also addresses Wang Yangming's School of Mind and the painful process of modernization and conflict with the West and Japan, including the Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion. Includes timeline. Jing Liu is a Beijing- and Davis, CA–based designer and entrepreneur who uses his artistry to tell the story of China.

Title Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China
Author Gray Tuttle
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release 2005
Category History
Total Pages 362
ISBN 0231134479
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over the past century and with varying degrees of success, China has tried to integrate Tibet into the modern Chinese nation-state. In this groundbreaking work, Gray Tuttle reveals the surprising role Buddhism and Buddhist leaders played in the development of the modern Chinese state and in fostering relations between Tibet and China from the Republican period (1912-1949) to the early years of Communist rule. Beyond exploring interactions between Buddhists and politicians in Tibet and China, Tuttle offers new insights on the impact of modern ideas of nationalism, race, and religion in East Asia. After the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911, the Chinese Nationalists, without the traditional religious authority of the Manchu Emperor, promoted nationalism and racial unity in an effort to win support among Tibetans. Once this failed, Chinese politicians appealed to a shared Buddhist heritage. This shift in policy reflected the late-nineteenth-century academic notion of Buddhism as a unified world religion, rather than a set of competing and diverse Asian religious practices. While Chinese politicians hoped to gain Tibetan loyalty through religion, the promotion of a shared Buddhist heritage allowed Chinese Buddhists and Tibetan political and religious leaders to pursue their goals. During the 1930s and 1940s, Tibetan Buddhist ideas and teachers enjoyed tremendous popularity within a broad spectrum of Chinese society and especially among marginalized Chinese Buddhists. Even when relationships between the elite leadership between the two nations broke down, religious and cultural connections remained strong. After the Communists seized control, they continued to exploit this link when exerting control over Tibet by force in the 1950s. And despite being an avowedly atheist regime, with the exception of the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese communist government has continued to recognize and support many elements of Tibetan religious, if not political, culture. Tuttle's study explores the role of Buddhism in the formation of modern China and its relationship to Tibet through the lives of Tibetan and Chinese Buddhists and politicians and by drawing on previously unexamined archival and governmental materials, as well as personal memoirs of Chinese politicians and Buddhist monks, and ephemera from religious ceremonies.

Title Deng Xiaoping and the Making of Modern China
Author Richard Evans
Publisher Penguin Mass Market
Release 1997
Category History
Total Pages 356
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Chronicles the Chinese leader's life in the context of twentieth-century turmoil, recounting the Japanese invasion, the ascent of communism, Mao's Cultural Revolution, and other events

Title The Making of the Modern Chinese State
Author Huaiyin Li
Publisher Routledge
Release 2019-08-14
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 0429777892
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Making of the Modern Chinese State: 1600–1950 offers an historical analysis of the formation of the modern Chinese state from the seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth centuries, providing refreshing and provocative interpretations on almost every major issue regarding the rise of modern China. This book explores the question of why today’s China is unlike any other nation-state in size and structure. It inquires into the reasons behind the striking continuity in China's territorial and ethnic compositions over the past centuries, and explicates the genesis and tenacity of the Chinese state as a highly centralized and unified regime that has been able to survive into the twenty-first century. Its analysis centres on three key variables, namely geopolitical strategy, fiscal constitution, and identity building, and it demonstrates how they worked together to shape the outcome of state transformation in modern China. Enhanced by a selection of informative tables and illustrations, The Making of the Modern Chinese State: 1600–1950 is ideal for undergraduates and graduates studying East Asian history, Chinese history, empires in Asia, and state formation.

Title The Making of the State Enterprise System in Modern China
Author Morris L. BIAN
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release 2009-06-30
Category History
Total Pages 345
ISBN 0674020936
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When, how, and why did the state enterprise system of modern China take shape? The conventional argument is that China borrowed its economic system and development strategy wholesale from the Soviet Union in the 1950s. In an important new interpretation, Bian shows instead that the basic institutional arrangement of state-owned enterprise--bureaucratic governance, management and incentive mechanisms, and the provision of social services and welfare--developed in China during the war years 1937-1945.

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Title The Making of Modern China
Author Owen Lattimore
Publisher
Release 1945
Category China
Total Pages 224
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Modern China A Very Short Introduction
Author Rana Mitter
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release 2008-02-28
Category History
Total Pages 168
ISBN 0191578797
Language English, Spanish, and French
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China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. It seems a country of contradictions: a peasant society with some of the world's most futuristic cities, heir to an ancient civilization that is still trying to find a modern identity. This Very Short Introduction offers the reader with no previous knowledge of China a variety of ways to understand the world's most populous nation, giving a short, integrated picture of modern Chinese society, culture, economy, politics and art. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Title Making Saints in Modern China
Author David Ownby
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2017
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 529
ISBN 0190494565
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Each chapter of this book offers a biography of a religious leader and a detailed discussion of his or her rise to sainthood over the course of China's twentieth century. Throughout, emphasis is on the creative and largely successful strategies deployed in the face of state indifference or hostility.

Title The Making of Modern China
Author Jing Liu
Publisher Understanding China Through Company
Release 2017
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9781611720396
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"An excellent introduction to the large trends of early Chinese history; ideal for those new to the subject."--School Library Journal

Title Fuzhou Protestants and the Making of a Modern China 1857 1927
Author Ryan Dunch
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 2001-01-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 332
ISBN 9780300080506
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

He shows how Chinese Protestants, with a distinctive vision for constituting China as a modern nation-state, contributed to the dissolution of the imperial regime, enjoyed unprecedented popularity following the 1911 revolution, and then saw their dreams for social and political change dashed.".