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On 17 September 1894, a Chinese naval force, the pride of the Chinese fleet and the centrepiece of the modernisation programme of the great viceroy Li Hung-chang, was defeated by a technically inferior Japanese squadron in a naval action known as the battle of the Yalu. On 5 November 1924, the last Emperor of China, successor to a line of rulers which went back to 221 BC, who had renounced his right of ruling in 1912 but retained his title and imperial appurtenances, was expelled from his palace, the Forbidden City in Peking, by the soldiers of the leftist, Christian warlord Feng YŁ-hsiang. In the thirty years between these two dates China experienced a period of unprecedented change which marked her entry into the modern world. China for good or ill was now a member of the international civilisation which had its origins in Europe. This book seeks to provide an analytical framework for the study of China's dual process of political decay and social growth, beginning with an assessment of the state of China in 1894 under the three categories of politics, society and international relations.
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Book Description Heinemann Educational Books;, 1973. 8vo. Softcover booklet - staple binding. iv, 67pp. 13 b/w photographs and illustrations on plates plus 2 maps. A near Fine copy with no inscriptions. Seller Inventory # 32491
Book Description Heinemann Educational, Auckland, 1973. Stapled Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition 1st Printing. illus. card, rubbing both sides, b/w plates, 67pp. Seller Inventory # 0050560