Invasions, Rebellions, and the Fall of Imperial China
An overview of modern Chinese history. About the Qing’s forced re-encounter and engagement with the West. The impact of imperialism and dynastic decline. What ultimately caused the fall of the Qing dynasty. How intellectuals wrestled with the confrontation of western ideas and technology. The historiography of periodization and how one can define the modern period.
Peter K. Bol|William C. Kirby|