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.
1. Theoretical Basis of the Government 2. The Emperor 3. The Nobles and the Privileged Classes 4. Important Organizations in the Central Government 5. The Department of Civil Service and Civil Service Laws 6. The Department of Rites and Civil Service Examinations 7. The Department of Revenues: Finance and Taxation 8. The Judiciary 9. The Foreign Office 10. Other Services in the Central Government 11. Provincial Government 12. Territorial Government 13. Changes After 1898 14. Policies of the Government: Conclusion
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.