The Resource A bitter revolution : China's struggle with the modern world, Rana Mitter

A bitter revolution : China's struggle with the modern world, Rana Mitter

Label
A bitter revolution : China's struggle with the modern world
Title
A bitter revolution
Title remainder
China's struggle with the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Rana Mitter
Title variation
China's struggle with the modern world
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The defining moment in the development of a modern China is shown to be 4 May 1919 at the Tian'anmen gate in Beijing, where a new generation rejected Confucianism and traditional Chinese culture, and protested violently against the Paris Peace Conference. Chinese cities at that time still bore the imprints of their ancient past, with narrow lanes and sacred temples, but they were starting to change with the influx of foreign traders, teachers, and missionaries, all eager to shape China's ancient past into a modern present. People's lives changed, from the politicians and novelists adapting to the realities of a globalized world, to the men and women who worked, loved, and laughed in the parks and cafes of the new China."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
951.06
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DS774
LC item number
.M55 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A bitter revolution : China's struggle with the modern world, Rana Mitter
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. 315-324
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Contents
1. Flashpoint : 4 May 1919 : the making of a New China -- 2. A tale of two cities : Beijing, Shanghai, and the May Fourth generation -- 3. Experiments in happiness : life and love in new culture China -- 4. Goodbye Confucius : new culture, new politics -- 5. A land of death : darkness over China -- 6. Tomorrow the whole world will be red : the cultural revolution and the distortions of May Fourth -- 7. Ugly Chinamen and dead rivers : reform and the 'new May Fourth' -- 8. Learning to let go : the May Fourth legacy in the new millennium
Control code
000025275873
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 357 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780192803412
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2004041561
Other physical details
ill., ports.
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.b20792426
System control number
  • 25275873dw
  • (OCoLC)54206069

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