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Province and Politics in Late Imperial China
Viceregal Government in Szechwan 1898-1911



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ISBN 9781032527406
June 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
150 Pages

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First Published in 1984 Province and Politics in Late Imperial China presents analysis of one of the regional governments of China, the administration of the Szechwan governor-general from its apogee at the end of the nineteenth century to its nadir in the revolution of 1911. The Szechwan governor – general not only ruled the one province of Szechwan, but also exercised significant powers in Kweichow, the Tibetan borderlands, and parts of Yunnan and Hupei, as well as playing a major role in imperial politics. He was therefore a regional and not simply a provincial figure, while Szechwan was characteristic of the system of Chinese regions. This book seeks to show that the main threat to the dominance of the Szechwan governors – general came from their own modernizing activities; viceregal government broke down in the attempt to use traditional means to modern ends. In microcosm, therefore, Szechwan displays the pattern in both politics and ecology that was one of disruptive modernization in China. This book is an interesting read for scholars of Chinese history.

Table of Contents

1.Szechwan in 1898 2. The Viceroyalties of K’uei-Chun and Ts’en Ch’un-Hsuan 3. The Viceroyalties of His-Liang 4. The Viceroyalties of the Chao Brothers 5. Szechwan in 1911 Appendix Notes Bibliography Index

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S. A. M. Adshead