From Early Tang Court Debates to China's Peaceful Rise

Edited by Friederike Assandri and Dora Martins

Edited by Friederike Assandri and Dora Martins

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

168 pages | 6-3/10 x 9-1/2
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9789053567951 Published November 2009 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Contributors to this insightful volume on topics in Chinese history from the past 1,400 years highlight the complexity at hand inside and outside modern China, while exploring issues related to political and social dynamics, economic structures, modernization, identity building, and Chinese interaction with the outside world. The articles presented here provide new insight on events as broad-ranging as the interreligious court debates of the Tang, the Jiaqing reform of the Qing, the Chinese display at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, China’s rise, and its current Internet regulation, making this highly interdisciplinary collection an important contribution to current scholarship on the nation of China.




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1. Inter-religious debate at the court of the early Tang. An introduction to Daoxuan’s Ji gujin Fo Dao lunheng

2. Social Crises and Political Reform during the Jiaqing Reign of Qing China, 1796-1810s 

3. ‘China’ on Display at the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893: Faces of Modernisation in the Contact Zone

4. Christianity and State-Building in Republican Chaozhou, South China

5. The Structure of Salt Distribution in Taiwan, 1895-1945

6. Semi-Colonialism and Cultural Interaction: Chinese Indentured Labour In World War One France And The Sino-French Connection

7. China’s rise. Some considerations

8. A Snapshot of Internet Regulation in Contemporary China

9. Censorship, Profitability and Responsibility


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