This collection of essays represents current research in modern (post-1800) Chinese history. All contributors are former students of Professor C. Martin Wilbur, one of the great names in the China field over the past forty years, who recently retired from a long tenure as modern Chinese historian at Columbia University. While diverse in their subje

chapter |3 pages


ByJoshua A. Fogel, William T. Rowe

part 1|27 pages


part 2|122 pages

Chinese Institutions and Institutional Change

chapter 4|24 pages

Urban Control in Late Imperial China: The Pao-chia System in Hankow

ByWilliam T. Rowe

chapter 5|23 pages

Mausers and the Opium Trade: The Hupeh Arsenal, 1895-1911

ByThomas L. Kennedy

chapter 6|18 pages

Mao Tse-tung and Writing Reform

ByJohn DeFrancis

part 3|62 pages

Education and Political Change

chapter 7|25 pages

Military Academies in China, 1885-1915

ByAnita M. O'Brien

chapter 8|13 pages

Warlordism and Educational Finances, 1916-1927

ByKa-che Yip

part 4|42 pages

Retrospect: Chinese History as Written