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Transforming History examines the profound transformation of historical thought and practice of writing history from the late Qing through the mid-twentieth century. The authors devote extensive analysis to the common set of intellectual and political forces that shaped the study of history, from the ideas of evolution, positivism, nationalism, historicism, and Marxism, to political processes such as revolution, imperialism, and modernization. Also discussed are the impact and problems associated with the nation-state as the subject of history, the linear model of historical time, and the spatial system of nation-states. The result is a convincing study that illustrates how history has transformed into a modern academic discipline in China.

Table of Contents

  1. Half Title Page
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 3-3
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. About the Series
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. 1. Making History Modern: The Transformation of Chinese Historiography, 1895–1937
  2. pp. 1-46
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  1. 2. The Marginalization of Classical Studies and the Rising Prominence of Historical Studies during the Late Qing and Early Republic: A Reappraisal
  2. pp. 47-74
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  1. 3. Historical Lessons and the History of Knowledge in the Late Qing Examination System
  2. pp. 75-102
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  1. 4. Narrating the Nation: Meiji Historiography, New History Textbooks, and the Disciplinarization of History in China
  2. pp. 103-134
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  1. 5. The Impact of the Linear Model of History on Modern Chinese Historiography
  2. pp. 135-168
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  1. 6. Discipline and Narrative: Chinese History Textbooks in the Early Twentieth Century
  2. pp. 169-208
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  1. 7. Creating Academic Qing History: Xiao Yishan and Meng Sen
  2. pp. 209-240
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  1. 8. Myth and the Making of History: Gu Jiegang and the Gushi bian Debates
  2. pp. 241-270
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  1. 9. Nation, History, and Ethics: The Choices of Post-imperial Historiography in China
  2. pp. 271-302
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  1. 10. Marking the Boundaries: The Rise of Historical Geography in Republican China
  2. pp. 303-334
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  1. 11. Filling in the Nation: The Spatial Trajectory of Prehistoric Archaeology in Twentieth-Century China
  2. pp. 335-374
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  1. 12. Marxism and Social History
  2. pp. 375-402
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 403-430
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789629969028
Related ISBN
9789629964795
MARC Record
OCLC
868220624
Pages
444
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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