American Religious History

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Transport in Transition

The Evolution of Traditional Shipping in China

A collection of the best available Japanese articles on China’s water transport in the early twentieth century

Nourish the People

The State Civilian Granary System in China, 1650–1850

An exhaustive analysis of the Chinese state civilian granary system by a team of scholars

The Sian Incident

A Pivotal Point in Modern Chinese History

Detailed study of the extraordinary capture in 1936 of Chiang Kai-shek by his own subordinate, Chang Hsueh-liang, and of the negotiations that altered the fate of the Communist Party and the anti-Japanese alliance

Social Organization in South China, 1911–1949

The Case of Kuan Lineage in K’ai-p’ing County

An exploration of the effects on patrilineal kinship ties of the social and political changes in the period between the revolutions of 1912 and 1949

James Jesse Strang

The Rise and Fall of Michigan's Mormon King

The extraordinary life of one of the Mormon church’s early leaders

Ellery's Protest

How One Young Man Defied Tradition and Sparked the Battle over School Prayer

An engrossing story of one of the landmark cases in First Amendment history

Cross Purposes

Pierce v. Society of Sisters and the Struggle over Compulsory Public Education

Do parents have the right to determine how their children should be educated?

Swallows and Settlers

The Great Migration from North China to Manchuria

Presents both statistical analysis and the perspectives of individual migrants and their families on one of the largest migrations in the world

Chen Jiongming and the Federalist Movement

Regional Leadership and Nation Building in Early Republican China

A political biography of an early twentieth-century Chinese revolutionary and federalist written by his son

God of the Dao

Lord Lao in History and Myth

Illuminates the story of Lord Lao through historical analysis and mythological narrative to show its influence on traditional Chinese religion

Peking Politics, 1918–1923

Factionalism and the Failure of Constitutionalism

The story of how politicians who believed in constitutionalism were driven to destroy it by the short-term tactical requirements of their chosen political game

Studies in the Economic History of Late Imperial China

Handicraft, Modern Industry, and the State

Seven previously published but long out-of-print essays, and one new essay, explore traditional and modern manufacturing in Ming and Qing China and its relationship to the government

The Chinese Economy, 1870–1949

Explains through descriptive analysis why the economy of China did not grow more dramatically during the Ch’ing and Republican periods

Controlling from Afar

The Daoguang Emperor’s Management of the Grand Canal Crisis, 1824–1826

A nuanced account of the emperor's decisions and the interaction between the court and provincial and regional officials during the Grand Canal crisis of the 1820s

The Imperial Style of Inquiry in Twentieth-Century China

The Emergence of New Approaches

A study of the road to modern problem solving in China, winding between a traditional Confucian style of inquiry and one associated with science

Conflicting Counsels to Confuse the Age

A Documentary Study of Political Economy in Qing China, 1644–1840

Translates and comments on a body of Qing documents exemplifying the rhetorical complexity and diverse economic theories of their era

Taoist Meditation and Longevity Techniques

French, German, and Japanese scholars explore historical and technical as well as religious aspects of Taoism, ranging from pre-Han practice to the contemporary revival

The Pawnshop in China

Translation of Yang Chao-yu’s Chung-kuo tien-tang yeh (1929), treating the pawnshop in late imperial and Republican times and covering such as aspects as exteriors, interiors, and fixtures, as well as business and management practices

The Foreign Establishment in China in the Early Twentieth Century

Views the impact of foreign imperialism on China during its apogee, the early republican era (1910 to 1920)

Rebellion in Nineteenth-Century China

An examination of nei-luan—“domestic disorder”—in late Ch’ing China

Commerce and Society in Sung China

Studies the development of communications and transport in Sung and Yuan times, the formation of a nationwide market and the development of cities and markets during the Sung Dynasty, and the characteristics of commercial capital