Revolution and Its Past

Identities and Change in Modern Chinese History


Publisher: Pearson Education Limited


Language: English | Number of Pages: 480 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0130224073 | Isbn-13: 9780130224071 | Publish date:  | Edition 1st

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Book Description
For courses on Modern Chinese History, Politics, Society, and Culture; a supplement for courses on East Asian civilization, World History and Civilization. Unlike other texts on modern Chinese history-which tend to be so encyclopedic as to be difficult to use in the classroom, or too pedantic to keep students' interest-this text is usably comprehensive, focused on "cutting edge" interpretations, and written in a style that engages students from beginning to end. It uses the theme of identities-of the nation itself and of the Chinese people-to probe the vast changes that have swept over China from late imperial times to the beginning of the twenty-first century. In so doing, it explores the range of identities China has chosen over time and those that outsiders have bestowed upon China and its people-showing how, as China rapidly modernizes, the issue of Chinese identity in the modern world looms large.
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    Identity是本書的主旨,個體通過社會網絡(家庭、社群、職業、籍貫、地理位置、政經、文化等)中的地位來自我定義或被定義,並獲得身分。身分是歷史的中心,因為個人和國家的行動,是在於他們如何察覺自己、並且如何從這些自我意識中來察覺與誰互動。每個文化都很重視社會連結,但中國文化將之推於極限,是實際的社會真實存在,而且中國社會就是從五倫出發的同心圓式社會結構,這樣的社會現實使中國社會生活充滿流動性,不 ...continue


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