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From early Tang court debates to China's peaceful rise

From early Tang court debates to China's peaceful rise

Martins, Dora; International Convention of Asia Scholars; Assandri, Friederike, 1964-

"This volume presents new topics from Chinese history of the last 1400 years from a broad range of fields such as politics, religion, society, economy and culture. The refreshing eight articles give new insights on events as different as the inter-religious court debates of the Tang, the Jiaqing reform of the Qing, the China display on the Chicago World Fair in 1893, Christianity and state-building in Chaozhou, the Taiwan salt trade, Chinese indentured labour in World War I in France, China's rise and current internet regulation. This book highlights the complexity of multi-level interaction of different agents in the center and periphery of China, inside and outside China, contributing to intellectual debates, political and social dynamics, economy structure, modernization, identity building and interaction with the outside"--Publisher's description

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Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press 2009

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Friederike Assandri and Dora Martins
ISBN: 9048501458, 9789048501458, 9789053567951
Note: "This volume offers a selection of papers that were presented at the International Convention of Asian Scholars 2005 in Shanghai and in 2007 in Kuala Lumpur"--Page [9].
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Print version record.
Language note: English.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (158 pages) : illustrations, chart.
Series: ICAS publication series. Edited volumes ; 7
Subject: History, geography, and auxiliary disciplines; China.; History.; Culture and history; Public administration; HISTORY.; Politics and government.; Society and social sciences.; Humanities.; HISTORY General.; China History Congresses.
Series Title: ICAS publication series. Edited volumes ; 7.


  1. Introduction
  2. Inter-religious Debate at the Court of the Early Tang: An Introduction to Daoxuan's Ji gujin Fo Dao lunheng /Friederike Assandri
  3. Social Crises and Political Reform during the Jiaqing Reign of Qing China, 1796-1810s /Wensheng Wang
  4. 'China' on Display at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893: Faces of Modernization in the Contact Zone /Yuki Ooi
  5. Christianity and State-Building in Republican Chaozhou, South China /Joseph Tse-Hei Lee
  6. The Structure of Salt Distribution in Taiwan, 1895-1945 /Tsu-yu Chen
  7. Semi-Colonialism and Cultural Interaction: Chinese Indentured Labor in World War One France and the Sino-French Connection /Paul J. Bailey
  8. China's Rise: Some Considerations /Dora Martins
  9. A Snapshot of Internet Regulation in Contemporary China: Censorship, Profitability and Responsibility /Jinqiu Zhao.