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Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies (Series)

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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

The <em>Dianshizhai Pictorial</em>

Shanghai Urban Life, 1884–1898

Brings to life the visual culture of the “nightless city,” late nineteenth-century Shanghai, through analyses of more than one hundred drawn depictions

Salt and State

An Annotated Translation of the <em>Songshi</em> Salt Monopoly Treatise

The role salt played in the politics of Song China, as told through a unique contemporary narrative, translated into English for the first time

Banner Legacy

The Rise of the Fengtian Local Elite at the End of the Qing

Sheds new light on the history of a central institution of the Qing dynasty and the figures who moved in it

China’s Revolutions and Intergenerational Relations

New research dispels conventional wisdom regarding the effect of social upheaval on traditional family patterns

Geographical Sources of Ming-Qing History

An essential bibliographical tool for researchers of Chinese social, cultural, and religious history.

Defining Modernity

Guomindang Rhetorics of a New China, 1920–1970

Employs a close analysis of cultural, ideational, and symbolic practices in a reappraisal of Guomindang history

Sui-Tang Chang’an

A Study in the Urban History of Late Medieval China

A vivid history of medieval China’s most cultivated metropolis

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

Reform and Revolution in China

The 1911 Revolution in Hunan and Hubei

Explains how reforms in the late Qing dynasty indirectly amplified the social forces that brought about the Revolution of 1911

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 Economic Development of Manchuria

The Rise of a Frontier Economy

A detailed economic study of the transformation of Manchuria after 1860

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)