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The Imperial University and Late-Qing Beijing

Timothy B. Weston

in The Power of Position: Beijing University, Intellectuals, and Chinese Political Culture, 1898-1929

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237674
eISBN:
9780520929906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237674.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

The imperial government's focus on education for the purpose of training servants of the state left a vacuum that was swiftly filled by the private efforts of the Jiangnan elite. Zhang Baixi declared ... More


Empires of Coal: Fueling China's Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920

Shellen Xiao Wu

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804792844
eISBN:
9780804794732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792844.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is about how Chinese views of natural resource management underwent a major change as a result of the late Qing engagement with imperialism and science and argues that modern Chinese views ... More


Fueling Industrialization in the Age of Coal

Shellen Xiao Wu

in Empires of Coal: Fueling China's Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804792844
eISBN:
9780804794732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792844.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

In order to understand how and why a momentous change of the Chinese worldview occurred in the late nineteenth century, chapter 1 begins with a discussion of pre-modern forms of geological knowledge ... More


Collecting Indemnities and Enduring Criticism

Ernest P. Young

in Ecclesiastical Colony: China's Catholic Church and the French Religious Protectorate

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199924622
eISBN:
9780199332908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924622.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion, World Modern History

Missionary behavior in the immediate aftermath of the Boxer war was judged by many as outrageous. Considering that this perception coincided with a high tide of anticlericalism in France, it is ... More


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