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Windows on the Chinese World

Each chapter of this collection addresses a problem in Chinese history that is both interesting and important, as well as offering new ideas and interpretations, plus a methodological example that might inspire other scholars. There is a wide temporal span among the chapters, which take in early, medieval, and late imperial China. There is also a broad range of topics covered, including gender, society, archaeology, historiography, demography, intellectual thought, art, science, and technology. One chapter introduces the use of a kind of data completely new to the field of Chinese studies and develops the combination of old and new methods required to make sense of them, and the findings offer new challenges to economic, social, and medical historians. Another chapter invites us to rethink the reasons why "the woman question" emerged so suddenly, and to ask how conditions changed after 1898 to so radically alter views of women's place. Yet another reconsiders the rapid industrialization of Europe in the nineteenth century in light of the slower but equally extraordinary rise of modern Chinese machine-driven industry after 1860. The collective nature of this volume and the variety of its approaches and topics, plus the high quality of each chapter, make it accessible to scholars in a wide range of intellectual fields who may use from one to all chapters.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Chronologies of Ancient China: A Critique of the "Xia-Shang-Zhou Chronology" Project Chapter 3 2. The Politics of Imperial Collecting in the Northern Song Period Chapter 4 3. Who is Responsible for the Limits of Jesuit Scientific and Technical Transmission from Europe to China in the Eighteenth Century? Chapter 5 4. Marriages, Births, and Deaths in the Lower Yangzi Valley during the Later Eighteenth Century Chapter 6 5. Why Women Were Not a Problem in Nineteenth-Century Chinese Thought

About the Author

Clara Wing-chung Ho is a professor in the Department of History at Hong Kong Baptist University.


From bronze relics in early Zhou to imperial connoisseurship in high-Song to scientific exchange, demographic change, and gender consciousness in a waning Qing, the essays in Windows on the Chinese World are broadly cast, highly informative, and current. The senior scholars represented in the volume have inspired readers for generations, this time adding macro perspectives to their usual erudition. -- Richard L. Davis, Lingnan University

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