This title, first published in 1923, aimed to provide a brief survey of the historical setting necessary for an understanding of China’s relations with the West. The book explained and estimated the various forces that were working in China at the beginning of the twentieth century that were producing changes in the political, social, industrial and intellectual spheres. This book will be of interest to students of history and Asian Studies.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Why Discuss China? 2. The Treasures of the Past 3. Early International Connections (Before 1840) 4. Coming into the Family (1840-1911) 5. The Republic of China 6. Japan in China 7. Japan in China (Continued) 8. China, Europe and America 9. The Industrialization of China 10. The New Thought Movement 11. China’s Gift to the World; Bibliography; Index