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Twentieth-Century China

New Approaches

Edited by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Routledge – 2002 – 288 pages

Series: Rewriting Histories

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Description

Twentieth Century China: New Approaches is an important revisionist study of China's recent past. The chapters throw light on a variety of subjects within the field, which has recently undergone considerable change. The three major parts of this reader take into account the historical shape of the century, local perspectives on national history, and reflections on cultural history.

The chapters in this volume reflect a move away from a Western-centred analysis of Chinese history, as well as the new wealth of archival material made accessible over the last decade. They highlight in challenging ways important topics that have generated considerable excitement among historians. Subjects discussed include the watershed date of 1949, feminism, the revolutions, the discourse of the communist party, and political theatre in modern China.

Reviews

'Establishes the grounds for thinking about China's 20th century…' - China Quarterly

Contents

Part 1: The Shape of a Century Part 2: Going Local Part 3: Symbolic Turns Part 4: Political Legitimacy at the Century's End

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Description: Edited by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. Twentieth Century China: New Approaches is an important revisionist study of China's recent past. The chapters throw light on a variety of subjects within the field, which has recently undergone considerable change. The three major parts of this...
Categories: Asian History, Contemporary History 1945-, Political History