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China in Revolution: The Road to 1911

 
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ISBN-10 :  9888139509
ISBN-13 :  9789888139507
Publisher :  Hong Kong University Press
Pub Date :  October 2011
Pages :  416
Binding :  Hardcover
   
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The 1911 Revolution ended dynastic rule in China and paved the way for the founding of Asias first republic. Triggered by an accidental bomb explosion in Wuchang (modern-day Wuhan), the revolution marked the culminating point of decades of internal rebellion, foreign aggression and political decline; its leaders drew on a ferment of reformist and revolutionary ideas produced by some of Chinas greatest modern thinkers. Although 1911 did not resolve Chinas problems, it changed the country for ever, clearing a path for modernisation, and making possible the more decisive revolution of 1949. China in Revolution assembles a remarkable survey of historical photographs from leading collections around the world. The images stretch from the Second Opium War to the Boxer Rebellion and wars with Russia and Japan, the outbreak of revolution, through the rise and fall of Yuan Shikai and the ensuing warlord era. Accompanying an introductory essay by the editor Liu Heung Shing are essays from three scholars of revolutionary China  Joseph Esherick of UC San Diego, Zhang Haipeng of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Max K.W. Huang of the Academia Sinica  reflecting on the causes, achievements and failures of 1911, and its enduring meaning.
The 1911 Revolution ended dynastic rule in China and paved the way for the founding of Asias first republic. Triggered by an accidental bomb explosion in Wuchang (modern-day Wuhan), the revolution marked the culminating point of decades of internal rebellion, foreign aggression and political decline; its leaders drew on a ferment of reformist and revolutionary ideas produced by some of Chinas greatest modern thinkers. Although 1911 did not resolve Chinas problems, it changed the country for ever, clearing a path for modernisation, and making possible the more decisive revolution of 1949. China in Revolution assembles a remarkable survey of historical photographs from leading collections around the world. The images stretch from the Second Opium War to the Boxer Rebellion and wars with Russia and Japan, the outbreak of revolution, through the rise and fall of Yuan Shikai and the ensuing warlord era. Accompanying an introductory essay by the editor Liu Heung Shing are essays from three scholars of revolutionary China  Joseph Esherick of UC San Diego, Zhang Haipeng of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Max K.W. Huang of the Academia Sinica  reflecting on the causes, achievements and failures of 1911, and its enduring meaning.
This book is simply superb. Liu Heungshing travelled the world to secure the rare collection of photographs that present the last 100 years of Chinas tumultuous history in the most vivid, searing light yet achieved in a single volume.  James Kynge, au
Chinas tumultuous encounter with the West over a century is captured in this remarkable collection of photographs. Combing archives around the world, Liu has unearthed images at once poignant and provocative, of mandarins and schoolboys, officers and ea
Liu Heung Shing is a former foreign correspondent and photojournalist whose postings took him from Beijing to Los Angeles, New Delhi to Seoul, and to Moscow for the Associated Press. During that time he photographed major world events form the Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan to civil war in Sri Lanka and Chinas burgeoning economic reforms. He was also on hand to capture the fall of the USSR in 1992, Liu shared a Pulitzer Prize for Spot News and an Overseas Press Club Award for his coverage of the Soviet Unions collapse. In 1989, Liu was honored with award of Picture of the Year by the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. In the same year, Liu was named Best Photographer by the Associated Press Managing Editors. Liu is the author of the widely acclaimed photographic documentation China After Mao and Soviet Union Collapse of an Empire. He is the editor of China, Portrait of a Country, which
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