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China's Response to the West

China's Response to the West

By Ssu-Yü Teng and John K. Fairbank

Harvard University Press, 1954, 296 pp.

By means of excerpts from essays, diaries, speeches, etc., this interesting book surveys the way in which the leaders of China, its scholar-official class, reacted to growing impingement of the West upon their society over the century from 1839 to 1923.