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Routledge Library Editions: History of China


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This 11-volume set gathers together some key older titles on China’s history. Encompassing China’s political, economic, and cultural development, the books gathered here also deal with contacts with the West both ancient and modern.

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British Admirals and Chinese Pirates, 1832-1869

British Admirals and Chinese Pirates, 1832-1869

1st Edition

By Grace Fox
December 16, 2019

This study, first published in 1940, examines in detail the suppression of piracy in China. From a starting point of the considering the influence of the Admiralty on the development of British foreign policy in the nineteenth century, it studies the actions of the China Station and in particular ...

China and the West Society and Culture, 1815-1937

China and the West: Society and Culture, 1815-1937

1st Edition

By Jerome Ch'en
December 16, 2019

This penetrating study of China’s social and cultural contacts with the West, first published in 1979, analyses the early images that China and the West had of one another, and the illusions and misconceptions that arose from these images. The book centres on the question, why did China fail to ...

China's Courts and Concubines Some People in Chinese History

China's Courts and Concubines: Some People in Chinese History

1st Edition

By Bernard Llewellyn
December 16, 2019

This book, first published in 1956, contains the stuff of other people’s memories. Thus you will read of magicians and immortals; of dragons and pills of eternal life; of generals and eunuchs; of emperors and poets; of palaces and concubines. The author has made nothing up; if there are liars along...

Crisis and Conflict in Han China, 104 BC to AD 9

Crisis and Conflict in Han China, 104 BC to AD 9

1st Edition

By Michael Loewe
December 16, 2019

This book, first published in 1974, studies the historical development of China during the Western Han dynasty (202 BC-AD 9), a time of great intellectual, religious and political change. The struggle between Reformists and Modernists is analysed using texts contemporary to the time, and this ...

Foreign Diplomacy in China, 1894-1900 A Study in Political and Economic Relations with China

Foreign Diplomacy in China, 1894-1900: A Study in Political and Economic Relations with China

1st Edition

By Philip Joseph
December 16, 2019

This book, first published in 1928, examines the first diplomatic contacts between China and the West. China had not always been isolated from the Western world, as travellers had visited China in the Middle Ages, but it was not until the end of the eighteenth century that efforts were first made ...

Fusang Or, The discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist Priests in the Fifth Century

Fusang: Or, The discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist Priests in the Fifth Century

1st Edition

By Charles G. Leland
December 16, 2019

This book, first published in 1875 and reissued in 1973, analyses the limited evidence from the works of early Chinese historians that explorers from China had discovered a country they called Fusang – possibly western America, and in all probability Mexico. The original document on which Chinese ...

Key Economic Areas in Chinese History As Revealed in the Development of Public Works for Water-Control

Key Economic Areas in Chinese History: As Revealed in the Development of Public Works for Water-Control

1st Edition

By Ch'ao-Ting Chi
December 16, 2019

This book, first published in 1936, offers the conception of the dynamics of the Key Economic Area as an aid to the understanding of Chinese economic history. By tracing their development through a historical study of the construction of irrigation and flood-control works and transport canals, it ...

The Government of China, 1644-1911

The Government of China, 1644-1911

1st Edition

By Pao Chao Hsieh
December 16, 2019

This volume, first published in 1925, presents a clear background to the then-contemporary political situation in China, and in doing so sheds much light on the history of Chinese politics. In focusing on the political organization it generates an insightful study of Chinese government....

The Imperial History of China Being a History of the Empire as Compiled by the Chinese Historians

The Imperial History of China: Being a History of the Empire as Compiled by the Chinese Historians

1st Edition

By J. MacGowan
December 16, 2019

This work, first published in 1897, is neither more nor less than the history of China as it has been written during successive ages by the authorized historians of the Empire. The documents on which the work is based, together with the writings of Confucius and Mencius, are the only truly ...

The World and China, 1922-1972

The World and China, 1922-1972

1st Edition

By John Gittings
December 16, 2019

This book, first published in 1974, was the only one to treat China’s foreign policy in its entirety, both as the subject of historically documented narrative (before and since the Liberation of 1949) and as the product of ideas themselves requiring analysis. It is also unique in approaching these ...

Routledge Library Editions: History of China

Routledge Library Editions: History of China

1st Edition

By Various
September 10, 2018

This 11-volume set gathers together some key older titles on China’s history. Encompassing China’s political, economic, and cultural development, the books gathered here also deal with contacts with the West both ancient and modern....

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