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  1. The Global and Regional in China’s Nation-Formation

    By Prasenjit Duara

    Series: Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

    China’s history tends to be studied from a national perspective only. The Global and Regional in China’s Nation-Formation attempts to train our eyes to see the picture of China less as a self-contained entity, a "geobody", than as part of a broader set of global and regional processes; from the "...

    Published December 1st 2008 by Routledge

  2. China Stands Up

    The PRC and the International System

    By David Scott

    In 1949 Mao Zedong made the historic proclamation that "the Chinese people have stood up". This statement was significant, undoubtedly reflecting the changing nature not only of China’s self-perception, but also of its relationship with the rest of the world. In terms of reducing the imperialist...

    Published May 16th 2007 by Routledge

  3. China in War and Revolution, 1895-1949

    By Peter Zarrow

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Providing historical insights essential to the understanding of contemporary China, this text presents a nation's story of trauma and growth during the early twentieth century. It explains how China's defeat by Japan in 1895 prompted an explosion of radical reform proposals and the beginning...

    Published September 8th 2005 by Routledge