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The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution 1895-1980

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Publisher Comments:

 “A milestone in Western studies of China.” (John K. Fairbank)

 

In this masterful, highly original approach to modern Chinese history, Jonathan D. Spence shows us the Chinese revolution through the eyes of its most articulate participants—the writers, historians, philosophers, and insurrectionists who shaped and were shaped by the turbulent events of the twentieth century. By skillfully combining literary materials with more conventional sources of political and social history, Spence provides an unparalleled look at China and her people and offers valuable insight into the continuing conflict between the implacable power of the state and the strivings of China's artists, writers, and thinkers.

About the Author

Jonathan Spence's eleven books on Chinese history include The Gate of Heavenly Peace, Treason by the Book, and The Death of Woman Wang. His awards include a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Fellowship. He teaches at Yale University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Preface

Note on Pronunciation

1. Arousing the Spirits

2. Visions and Violence

3. Wanderings

4. The Far Horizon

5. The Land of Hunger

6. Extolling Nirvana

7. Whose Children Are Those?

8. Wake the Spring

9. Farewell to the Beautiful Things

10. Refugees

11. Rectifications

12. A New Order

13. The Noise of the Renegades

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140062793
Author:
Spence, Jonathan D.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Spence, Jonathan D.
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
China History 1861-1912.
Subject:
China History 20th century.
Subject:
World History - China
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 97-110
Publication Date:
19821031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
7.78 x 5 x 1.01 in 0.81 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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