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The Resource Civilizing the Chinese, Competing with the West : Study Societies in Late Qing China, Chen Hon Fai, (electronic resource)

Civilizing the Chinese, Competing with the West : Study Societies in Late Qing China, Chen Hon Fai, (electronic resource)

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Civilizing the Chinese, Competing with the West : Study Societies in Late Qing China
Title
Civilizing the Chinese, Competing with the West
Title remainder
Study Societies in Late Qing China
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Chen Hon Fai
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the development of late 19th century study societies in China against the context of the decline of the imperial Qing government and its control on ideological production, widespread social unrest, and intrusions by Western imperialist states. The author uncovers the history of civil society activism in China by examining the study societies in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hunan, which were organized around the goal of promoting and defending the Confucian religion. Illustrating a facet of the civil society that emerged in China as a reaction to the influences of Christianity, the modernization of Confucianism, and nationalist state formation, this study extends understanding of the unique and complex processes of Chinese political and cultural modernization in ways that differed from that of Western societies
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Chen, Hon Fai
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non fiction
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  • Learned institutions and societies
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Civilizing the Chinese, Competing with the West : Study Societies in Late Qing China, Chen Hon Fai, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007
  • Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-265) and indexes
Contents
Preface / by Jack Barbalet -- Introduction -- 1. Civilization and its double : genealogy of an essentially contested concept -- 2. Modernity, nationalism and the making of society in late Qing : historical and theoretical perspectives -- 3. Religion, society and the reinvention of Confucian civilization : study societies in the reform era -- 4. Confucian religion in action : the Southern Study Society in Hunan -- 5. Nationalism, military citizenship and civilization : study societies in the revolutionary era -- 6. From social practice to political action : civilization and violence in the making of revolution -- 7. Civilization and social transformation : the moral milieus and local contexts of the study society movement -- 8. Local militarization, semi-colonial commercialization and patterns of gentry dominance : the outcomes of the study society movement
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ssj0001985935
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unknown
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1 online resource (1 PDF (xxxix, 276 pages))
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9789629966348
Isbn Type
(print)
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001985935
Label
Civilizing the Chinese, Competing with the West : Study Societies in Late Qing China, Chen Hon Fai, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007
  • Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-265) and indexes
Contents
Preface / by Jack Barbalet -- Introduction -- 1. Civilization and its double : genealogy of an essentially contested concept -- 2. Modernity, nationalism and the making of society in late Qing : historical and theoretical perspectives -- 3. Religion, society and the reinvention of Confucian civilization : study societies in the reform era -- 4. Confucian religion in action : the Southern Study Society in Hunan -- 5. Nationalism, military citizenship and civilization : study societies in the revolutionary era -- 6. From social practice to political action : civilization and violence in the making of revolution -- 7. Civilization and social transformation : the moral milieus and local contexts of the study society movement -- 8. Local militarization, semi-colonial commercialization and patterns of gentry dominance : the outcomes of the study society movement
Control code
ssj0001985935
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xxxix, 276 pages))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9789629966348
Isbn Type
(print)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001985935

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