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Author Szonyi, Michael
Title A Companion to Chinese History
Imprint New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2017
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Series Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History Ser
Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History Ser
Note Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter One Introduction -- Conventions -- Part I States of the Field -- Chapter Two How Do We Know What We Know about Chinese History? -- Introduction -- I. Paleontology and archaeology -- II. The writing of history -- III. Transmitted texts -- IV. New sources -- V. Digitization -- VI. The Republic of China (to 1949) -- VII. Post-1978 Chinese historical writing -- Suggestions for further reading -- Archaeology -- Historical sources -- Chapter Three Chinese History in China: The State of the Field (1980s-2010s) -- Introduction -- Social history: Grand narratives versus trivialization -- Regional approach: More than the sum -- Historical anthropology: Till now a happy marriage -- Problematizing "China" -- More "new": New institutional history and new political history -- Generation Y and e-research -- Not yet a conclusion: the "Second Revolution" -- Notes -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Four Chinese History in Japan: The State of the Field -- Written and unwritten laws -- Social and economic history -- Conclusion -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Five Chinese History in Europe: The State of the Field -- Highlights of published Chinese historical studies by European authors since 1995 -- Problems and prospects of Chinese historical studies in Europe -- Notes -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Six Chinese History in the Era of the China Dream -- Note -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Seven Chinese History in World History -- What is world history? -- China and world history in the west, World War I to 1978 -- Rethinking China in the PRC's early reform era -- The "new world history" and some alternatives -- A shift of focus in political-economic history: China approaches center stage
Other perspectives, other interests -- Closing remarks -- Suggestions for further reading -- Part II Chronologies -- Chapter Eight Early China in Eurasian History -- The geography of Eurasia -- Animal and plant domestication -- The Bronze Age states of Eurasia -- Chariots -- The Bronze Age dynasties of the North China plain -- The rise of pastoral nomadism in the steppe -- First millennium BCE -- China in the first millennium BCE -- The age of empires -- Geographical limits to the empires of the North China plain -- Reactions against empire -- Salvationist religions -- Late antiquity -- The Silk Road -- The legacies of the early period -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Nine Was Medieval China Medieval? (Post-Han to Mid-Tang) -- Historical synopsis -- A cycle of Cathay? -- Was medieval China "medieval"? -- Conclusion: the state of the field -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Ten A Tang-Song Turning Point -- The Naitō thesis -- The sociopolitical elite -- Institutions and political culture -- Economy -- Thought and religion -- Women and gender -- Foreign relations and "proto-nationalism" -- The Five Dynasties period -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Eleven Periods of Non-Han Rule -- Main players: The non-Han dynasties -- Historiographical frameworks: From Sinicization to Inner Asian polities -- Notes -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Twelve Song to Qing: Late Imperial or Early Modern? -- The Song -- Foreign rule -- The Ming -- The Qing (1644-1911) -- Notes -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Thirteen Nineteenth-Century China: The Evolution of American Historical Approaches -- The old nineteenth century -- The new nineteenth century -- Notes -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Fourteen Republican History -- The early years -- The opening of the archives
Civil society and its discontents -- The Nationalist regime reborn -- Decentering the Republic, from the late Qing to post-1949 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Fifteen Rethinking the History of Maoist China -- Archives and new sources -- How the new historiography is changing our view of the Mao era -- Reflections -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Sixteen The Reform Era as History -- Three narratives of reform, experimentation, and rejuvenation -- Ideological moments: Viewing the reform period in segments -- Reviewing notable events -- Current state of the field -- Note -- Suggestions for further reading -- Part III Themes and Approaches -- Chapter Seventeen Women, Gender, the Family, and Sexuality -- Organizing gender and the family: Confucian discourses -- The family -- Marriage -- Working and writing -- Sexuality -- The twentieth century: Transformations and limitations -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Eighteen History of Premodern Chinese Literature -- Introduction -- Early Era (1500 BCE-317 CE) -- Middle Era (317-1260) -- Late Era (1260-1900) -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Nineteen Modern Chinese Literature -- Obsession with China -- Revolution and involution -- History after "History" -- Toward Sinophone spheres -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Twenty The Environmental History of China: Past, Present, and Future -- Introduction -- Classical writers on the environment -- Modern reflections -- The basic story -- Environmental history in China today and tomorrow -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Twenty-One Science, Technology, and Medicine -- A Portrait of the Discipline as a Young Field -- The field -- The period -- The body -- The nation-state -- The empire -- The future -- Notes -- Suggestions for further reading
Chapter Twenty-Two Legal History -- The historical conventional wisdom -- The field changes Rationale -- The past in the present -- Note -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Twenty-Three Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Identity in the Study of Modern China -- Ethnicity and empire in the Qing -- Ethnicity and national identity in China -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Twenty-Four The Religious Core of Local Social Organization -- The structure of local society -- Territorial and charismatic cults -- Creating a moral universe -- New lay-religious movements -- Repression and revival in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Twenty-Five Beyond the Great Divergence: Current Scholarship on the Economic History of Premodern China -- Paradigm shifts in the study of the Chinese economy -- The ancient economy -- Maturation of the market economy -- New perspectives on the late imperial economy -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Twenty-Six Taiwan: Margin, Center, Node -- Taiwan's first human settlers -- Dutch, Spanish, and early Chinese settlement -- Taiwan under the Qing -- Taiwan under Japanese rule -- "Retrocession" to "economic miracle" -- Democratization and the opening to China -- Taiwan in the twenty‐first century -- Note -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Twenty-Seven Chinese Migrations -- Chinese migration as migrant networks -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Twenty-Eight China in the World: Beyond the Tribute System -- Suggestions for further reading -- Glossary of Selected Terms -- References -- Index -- EULA
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