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Foreign Intervention And China's Industrial Development, 1870-1911

1st Edition

By Stephen C Thomas


196 pages

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More than one hundred years ago, imperial Chinese leaders tried to industrialize their nation, much as China’s leaders are attempting today. Self-strengthening projects in industry and the military were implemented to increase China’s wealth and power and to protect the country from further colonization by the Western powers of the nineteenth centu

Table of Contents

Introduction -- A Comparison of the Domestic-Limitation and Foreign-Intervention Approaches -- Could China Have Industrialized? -- The National and International Environments of Chinese Economic Self-Strengthening, 1870–1897 -- Sprouts of Industry: The Chinese Self-Strengthening Enterprises, 1870–1897 -- Foreign Intervention Drains Chinese Capital and Erodes Political Legitimacy, 1897–1911 -- Chinese Industrial Stagnation, 1897–1911 -- Foreign Intervention Levels: The Key Variable Influencing Ch’ing Chinese Industrialization

About the Author

Stephen C. Thomas is assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado at Denver.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies