Table of Contents
I. FROM THE HEIGHTS TO THE DEPTHS: CHALLENGES TO TRADITIONAL CHINESE IDENTITIES, 1780-1901. 1. Personal Identities.
2. Chinese and Manchus.
3. The Opium War and the Treaty System: Challenges to Chinese Identity.
4. An Age of Rebellion: Defiance of and Commitment to Traditional Chinese Identities and Approaches.
5. The Power of Traditional Cultural Identity: Chinese Reactions to Continuing Threats.
6. The Devastating Nineties: Destroying Traditional Identities.
II. “NO CHECKING THE TIDES OF CHANGE”: RECONSTRUCTING SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND POLITICAL IDENTITY, 1901-1928. 7. The Revolutionary Manchus.
8. Selecting Identities: The Early Republic.
9. Constructing a New Cultural Identity: The May Fourth Movement.
10. Drawing the Sword: The Politicization of Identity.
III. REVOLUTION AND IDENTITY: SOCIAL REVOLUTION AND THE POWER OF TRADITION, 1928-1960. 11. Revolution in Retreat: The Nanjing Decade.
12. Revolution Reborn: The Communists in the 1930s.
13. A Rising Clash of National Identities: China and Japan, the 1920s and 1930s.
14. The Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945.
15. Toward Daybreak: Struggling for China's Identity, 1945- 1949.
16. Paths to the Future.
17. Coming Unglued.
IV. FROM “POLITICS IN COMMAND” TO THE GLORY OF GETTING RICH: CONTEMPORARY CHANGE AND IDENTITY, 1961-2000. 18. Death Dance: The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
19. The End of Communism: “Tomorrow is the Children's.”
20. Successes and Problems at Century's End.
21. Nation and Identity: The Place of China in the World and of the Chinese in China.
22. Riding the Political Waves: Literature, Art, Cinema, and Popular Culture.
23. A Question of Identity: The Republic of China on Taiwan Since the 1970s.