This collection of essays represents current research in modern (post-1800) Chinese history. All contributors are former students of Professor C. Martin Wilbur, one of the great names in the China field over the past forty years, who recently retired from a long tenure as modern Chinese historian at Columbia University. While diverse in their subje
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An Appreciation -- Introduction -- Prospect -- Two Visions of the Future: Russia and China as Pictured in Two Nineteenth-century Russian Tales -- Chinese Institutions and Institutional Change -- Frontier Politics in the Southwestern Sino-Tibetan Borderlands During the Ch’ing Dynasty -- The Political Kin Unit and the Family Origin of Ch’ing Local Officials -- Urban Control in Late Imperial China: The Pao-chia System in Hankow -- Mausers and the Opium Trade: The Hupeh Arsenal, 1895-1911 -- Mao Tse-tung and Writing Reform -- Education and Political Change -- Military Academies in China, 1885-1915 -- Warlordism and Educational Finances, 1916-1927 -- Revolution, Nation-building, and Chinese Communist Leadership Education During the Sino-Japanese War -- Retrospect: Chinese History as Written -- On the “Rediscovery” of the Chinese Past: Ts’ui Shu and Related Cases -- The Vicissitudes of Chinese Communist Historiography: Ch’ü Ch’iu-pai from Martyr to Traitor
Joshua A.Fogel Ph.D. candidates at Columbia University. William T. Rowe Ph.D. candidates at Columbia University.