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Modern China and Its Revolutionary Process: Recurrent Challenges to the Traditional Order, 1850-1920
Modern China and Its Revolutionary Process: Recurrent Challenges to the Traditional Order, 1850-1920
By Robert A. Scalapino and George T. Yu
University of California Press, 1986, 814 pp
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Part one of a projected three-part volume on the background and development of the Chinese communist movement, this prodigious work of scholarship covers the period from the Taiping Rebellion in the nineteenth century to the emergence of the Communist Party in 1920-21. It is likely to become the standard source on the origins of the Chinese revolutionary process.