Search for Modern China A Documentary Collection

ISBN-10: 0393973727

ISBN-13: 9780393973723

Edition: 1999

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This collection of primary source documents--many translated into English for the first time and available only in this book--gather proclamations, treaties, laws, and other public acts with pieces reflecting everyday life, family, social networks, and culture. Informative headnotes accompany the selections, helping readers with unfamiliar names, places, and events. With a chapter organization mirroring that of "The Search for Modern China," this collection is the perfect supplement, providing a first-hand look at the modern Chinese society.
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Book details

List price: $27.70
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Michael Lestz is professor of history and chairperson of the history department at Trinity College.

Jonathan D. Spence was born in England and received his B.A. from Cambridge University. In 1966 he received his Ph.D. from Yale University and has been a professor of Chinese history there since that time. Spence has won a variety of major fellowships and has served as visiting professor at Belfast's Queens University, Princeton University, and Beijing University. He employs a distinctive writing and historical style, weaving together various kinds of materials to fashion new forms of historical narrative. The best examples of his unique style are The Death of Woman Wang (1979) and The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci. In his works, Spence provides a uniquely accessible vision of late imperial China. His writings have won numerous awards and prizes. The Gate of Heavenly Peace (1982) won two awards---the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Henry D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy-Institute of Arts and Letters.

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