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Perspectives on Modern China - Four Anniversaries (Hardcover, New): Kenneth Lieberthal, Joyce Kallgren, Roderick MacFarquhar,... Perspectives on Modern China - Four Anniversaries (Hardcover, New)
Kenneth Lieberthal, Joyce Kallgren, Roderick MacFarquhar, Frederic Wakeman
R3,002 Discovery Miles 30 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The conveners (the editors of this book) of the September 1989 Four Anniversaries China Conference in Annapolis, asked the contributors to look back from that point in time to consider four major events in modern Chinese history in the perspective of the rapid changes that were shaping the Chinese society, economy, polity, and sense of place in the world in the 1980s, a time when China was making rapid strides toward becoming more integrated with the outside world. With contributions by distinguished scholars in the field, the four anniversaries considered are the High Qing, the May Fourth Movement, forty years of communism in China, and ten years of the Deng era.

Perspectives on Modern China - Four Anniversaries (Paperback): Kenneth Lieberthal, Joyce Kallgren, Roderick MacFarquhar,... Perspectives on Modern China - Four Anniversaries (Paperback)
Kenneth Lieberthal, Joyce Kallgren, Roderick MacFarquhar, Frederic Wakeman
R1,035 Discovery Miles 10 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The conveners (the editors of this book) of the September 1989 Four Anniversaries China Conference in Annapolis, asked the contributors to look back from that point in time to consider four major events in modern Chinese history in the perspective of the rapid changes that were shaping the Chinese society, economy, polity, and sense of place in the world in the 1980s, a time when China was making rapid strides toward becoming more integrated with the outside world. With contributions by distinguished scholars in the field, the four anniversaries considered are the High Qing, the May Fourth Movement, forty years of communism in China, and ten years of the Deng era.

History and Will - Philosophical Perspectives of Mao Tse-Tung's Thought (Paperback): Frederic Wakeman History and Will - Philosophical Perspectives of Mao Tse-Tung's Thought (Paperback)
Frederic Wakeman
R847 Discovery Miles 8 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1973.

Telling Chinese History - A Selection of Essays (Paperback): Frederic Wakeman Telling Chinese History - A Selection of Essays (Paperback)
Frederic Wakeman; Edited by Lea H. Wakeman
R737 R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Save R142 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This superb collection of essays on late imperial and modern Chinese history spans the brilliant forty-year career of the late Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr. Appearing for the first time in one volume, the essays offer richly textured narratives of critical historical events as well as sweeping analyses of China's place in world history. They take us from the late Ming dynasty to the People's Republic - delving into complex issues of Confucianism and intellectual history, the nitty-gritty details of Jiangyin localism, wartime Shanghai, and more. Always there is engagement with the larger concerns of history and the social sciences: the public sphere, rebellion and revolution, the world crisis of the seventeenth century, and the influence of imperialism.

Spymaster - Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service (Hardcover): Frederic Wakeman Spymaster - Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service (Hardcover)
Frederic Wakeman
R1,752 R1,346 Discovery Miles 13 460 Save R406 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The most feared man in China, Dai Li, was chief of Chiang Kai-shek's secret service during World War II. This sweeping biography of "China's Himmler," based on recently opened intelligence archives, traces Dai's rise from obscurity as a rural hooligan and Green Gang blood-brother to commander of the paramilitary units of the Blue Shirts and of the dreaded Military Statistics Bureau: the world's largest spy and counterespionage organization of its time.
In addition to exposing the inner workings of the secret police, whose death squads, kidnappings, torture, and omnipresent surveillance terrorized critics of the Nationalist regime, Dai Li's personal story opens a unique window on the clandestine history of China's Republican period. This study uncovers the origins of the Cold War in the interactions of Chinese and American special services operatives who cooperated with Dai Li in the resistance to the Japanese invasion in the 1930s and who laid the groundwork for an ongoing alliance against the Communists during the revolution that followed in the 1940s. Frederic Wakeman Jr. illustrates how the anti-Communist activities Dai Li led altered the balance of power within the Chinese Communist Party, setting the stage for Mao Zedong's rise to supremacy. He reveals a complex and remarkable personality that masked a dark presence in modern China--one that still pervades the secret services on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
Wakeman masterfully illuminates a previously little-understood world as he discloses the details of Chinese secret service trade-craft. Anyone interested in the development of modern espionage will be intrigued by "Spymaster, "which spells out in detail the ways in which the Chinese used their own traditional methods, in addition to adapting foreign ways, to create a modern intelligence service.

Policing Shanghai, 1927-1937 (Paperback, New ed): Frederic Wakeman Policing Shanghai, 1927-1937 (Paperback, New ed)
Frederic Wakeman
R893 R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Save R176 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Prewar Shanghai: casinos, brothels, Green Gang racketeers, narcotics syndicates, gun-runners, underground Communist assassins, Comitern secret agents. Frederic Wakeman's masterful study of the most colorful and corrupt city in the world at the time provides a panoramic view of the confrontation and collaboration between the Nationalist secret police and the Shanghai underworld.
In detailing the life and politics of China's largest urban center during the Guomindang era, Wakeman covers an array of topics: the puritanical social controls implemented by the police; the regional differences that surfaced among Shanghai's Chinese, the influence of imperialism and Western-trained officials. Parts of this book read like a spy novel, with secret police, torture, assassination; and power struggles among the French, International Settlement, and Japanese consular police within Shanghai.
Chiang Kai-shek wanted to prove that the Chinese could rule Shanghai and the country by themselves, rather than be exploited and dominated by foreign powers. His efforts to reclaim the crime-ridden city failed, partly because of the outbreak of war with Japan in 1937, but also because the Nationalist police force was itself corrupted by the city.
Wakeman's exhaustively researched study is a major contribution to the study of the Nationalist regime and to modern Chinese urban history. It also shows that twentieth-century China has not been characterized by discontinuity, because autocratic government--whether Nationalist or Communist--has prevailed.

History and Will - Philosophical Perspectives of Mao Tse-Tung's Thought (Hardcover): Frederic Wakeman History and Will - Philosophical Perspectives of Mao Tse-Tung's Thought (Hardcover)
Frederic Wakeman
R1,388 Discovery Miles 13 880 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1973.

The Great Enterprise, Volume 1 - The Manchu Reconstruction of Imperial Order in Seventeenth-Century China (Hardcover): Frederic... The Great Enterprise, Volume 1 - The Manchu Reconstruction of Imperial Order in Seventeenth-Century China (Hardcover)
Frederic Wakeman
R1,851 R1,419 Discovery Miles 14 190 Save R432 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In classical Chinese, The Great Enterprise means winning The Mandate of heaven to rule over China, the Central Kingdom.
This first of a two-volume work on The Great Enterprise of the Manchus is the first scholarly narrative in any language relating their conquest of China during the seventeenth century.
(This book was originally published as a boxed two-volume set. It is now available as separate volumes with a plain hardcover. The page numbering continues from the first volume to the second.)

The Shanghai Badlands - Wartime Terrorism and Urban Crime, 1937-1941 (Paperback, Revised): Frederic Wakeman Jr The Shanghai Badlands - Wartime Terrorism and Urban Crime, 1937-1941 (Paperback, Revised)
Frederic Wakeman Jr
R1,011 Discovery Miles 10 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Between August 1937 and December 1941, terrorist wars broke out between Nationalist secret agents and the assassins of the Japanese military authorities who occupied most of Shanghai, and a spate of assassinations, bombings, and machine gun raids took place under the very noses of authorities. The release of secret Chinese police files by the C.I.A. allow the inner workings of these terrorist groups, and their links to the Green Gang just before Pearl Harbor was bombed and World War II erupted, to be exposed for the first time.

Reappraising Republican China (Paperback): Frederic Wakeman, Richard Louis Edmonds Reappraising Republican China (Paperback)
Frederic Wakeman, Richard Louis Edmonds
R2,114 Discovery Miles 21 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is a testament to the accomplishments of Republican studies during the 1980s and early 1990s. Leading scholars review many aspects of contemporary research on the Republican era, ranging from the influence of fascism on Chiang Kai-Shek to the transition from the Qing dynasty to the Republic. Relevant for all interested in the key period in China between Monarchy and Communism.

Strangers at the Gate - Social Disorder in South China, 1839-1861 (Paperback, Revised): Frederic Wakeman Strangers at the Gate - Social Disorder in South China, 1839-1861 (Paperback, Revised)
Frederic Wakeman
R674 R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Save R44 (7%) Special order

Now available again, this pioneering work examines one of the most controversial periods in Chinese history: the relationship between the Chinese civil and military authorities and the British trading community in Guangdong province on the eve of the Taiping Rebellion, one the most calamitous events in Chinese history. Wakeman shows how prevailing rural discontent, urban riots, secret society activity, and the imbalance of class and clan affected the mechanisms of regional power and gentry control, demonstrating the progression of rebellion and the historical inevitability of revolution.

The Shanghai Badlands - Wartime Terrorism and Urban Crime, 1937-1941 (Hardcover, New): Frederic Wakeman Jr The Shanghai Badlands - Wartime Terrorism and Urban Crime, 1937-1941 (Hardcover, New)
Frederic Wakeman Jr
R1,969 Discovery Miles 19 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Between August 1937 and December 1941, terrorist wars broke out between Nationalist secret agents and the assassins of the Japanese military authorities who occupied most of Shanghai, and a spate of assassinations, bombings, and machine gun raids took place under the very noses of authorities. The release of secret Chinese police files by the C.I.A. allow the inner workings of these terrorist groups, and their links to the Green Gang just before Pearl Harbor was bombed and World War II erupted, to be exposed for the first time.

Fall of Imperial China (Paperback, Ed): Frederic Wakeman Fall of Imperial China (Paperback, Ed)
Frederic Wakeman
R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From Simon & Schuster, The Fall of Imperial China is Frederic Wakeman, Jr.'s exploration of Imperial China-both its astronomic rise and steep decline. From the Introduction: "Historians of modern China are used to contrasting the dizzying changes in post-renaissance Europe with the glacial creep of Confucian civilization. The West's global expansion to new vistas of discovery thus distorts our perspective of those older worlds that resisted European conquest. The most tenacious of these ancient civilizations was the Chinese empire."

Dilemmas of Victory - The Early Years of the People's Republic of China (Paperback): Jeremy Brown, Paul G. Pickowicz Dilemmas of Victory - The Early Years of the People's Republic of China (Paperback)
Jeremy Brown, Paul G. Pickowicz; Contributions by Frederic Wakeman, Elizabeth J. Perry, Nara Dillon, …
R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Special order

This illuminating work examines the social, cultural, political, and economic dimensions of the Communist takeover of China. Instead of dwelling on elite politics and policy-making processes, "Dilemmas of Victory" seeks to understand how the 1949-1953 period was experienced by various groups, including industrialists, filmmakers, ethnic minorities, educators, rural midwives, philanthropists, stand-up comics, and scientists.

A stellar group of authors that includes Frederic Wakeman, Elizabeth Perry, Sherman Cochran, Perry Link, Joseph Esherick, and Chen Jian shows that the Communists sometimes achieved a remarkably smooth takeover, yet at other times appeared shockingly incompetent. Shanghai and Beijing experienced it in ways that differed dramatically from Xinjiang, Tibet, and Dalian. Out of necessity, the new regime often showed restraint and flexibility, courting the influential and educated. Furthermore, many policies of the old Nationalist regime were quietly embraced by the new Communist rulers.

Based on previously unseen archival documents as well as oral histories, these lively, readable essays provide the fullest picture to date of the early years of the People's Republic, which were far more pluralistic, diverse, and hopeful than the Maoist decades that followed.

The Great Enterprise, Volume 2 - The Manchu Reconstruction of Imperial Order in Seventeenth-Century China (Hardcover): Frederic... The Great Enterprise, Volume 2 - The Manchu Reconstruction of Imperial Order in Seventeenth-Century China (Hardcover)
Frederic Wakeman
R1,749 R1,572 Discovery Miles 15 720 Save R177 (10%) Special order

In classical Chinese, The Great Enterprise means winning The Mandate of heaven to rule over China, the Central Kingdom.
This second volume of a two-volume work on The Great Enterprise of the Manchus is the first scholarly narrative in any language relating their conquest of China during the seventeenth century.
(This book was originally published as a boxed two-volume set. It is now available as separate volumes with plain hardcover. The page numbering continues from the first volume to the second.)

Policing Shanghai, 1927-1937 (Hardcover): Frederic Wakeman Policing Shanghai, 1927-1937 (Hardcover)
Frederic Wakeman
R1,816 R1,416 Discovery Miles 14 160 Save R400 (22%) Special order

Prewar Shanghai: casinos, brothels, Green Gang racketeers, narcotics syndicates, gun-runners, underground Communist assassins, Comitern secret agents. This study of the most colourful and corrupt city in the world at the time provides a panoramic view of the confrontation and collaboration between the Nationalist secret police and the Shanghai underworld.;In detailing the life and politics of China's largest urban centre during the Guomindang era, Wakeman covers an array of topics: the puritanical social controls implemented by the police; the regional differences that surfaced among Shanghai's Chinese, the influence of imperialism and Western-trained officials. Parts of this book read like a spy novel, with secret police, torture, assassination; and power struggles among the French, International Settlement, and Japanese consular police within Shanghai.;Chiang Kai-shek wanted to prove that the Chinese could rule Shanghai and the country by themselves, rather than be exploited and dominated by foreign powers. His efforts to reclaim the crime-ridden city failed, partly because of the outbreak of war with Japan in 1937, but also because the Nationalist police force was itself corrupted by the city.;Wakeman's exhaustively researched study should be a major contribution to the study of the Nationalist regime and to modern Chinese urban history. It also shows that 20th-century China has not been characterized by discontinuity, because autocratic government - whether Nationalist or Communist - has prevailed.

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