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- DescriptionEach chapter of this collection addresses a problem in Chinese history that is both interesting and important, as well as offering new ideas and interpretations, plus a methodological example that might inspire other scholars. There is a wide temporal span among the chapters, which take in early, medieval, and late imperial China. There is also a broad range of topics covered, including gender, society, archaeology, historiography, demography, intellectual thought, art, science, and techlogy. One chapter introduces the use of a kind of data completely new to the field of Chinese studies and develops the combination of old and new methods required to make sense of them, and the findings offer new challenges to ecomic, social, and medical historians. Ather chapter invites us to rethink the reasons why the woman question emerged so suddenly, and to ask how conditions changed after 1898 to so radically alter views of women's place. Yet ather reconsiders the rapid industrialization of Europe in the nineteenth century in light of the slower but equally extraordinary rise of modern Chinese machine-driven industry after 1860. The collective nature of this volume and the variety of its approaches and topics, plus the high quality of each chapter, make it accessible to scholars in a wide range of intellectual fields who may use from one to all chapters.
- Author BiographyClara Wing-chung Ho is a professor in the Department of History at Hong Kong Baptist University.
- PublisherLexington Books
- Date of Publication28/10/2008
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleAsiaWorld
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLexington Books
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight399 g
- Width162 mm
- Height242 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Edited byClara Wing-Chung Ho
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