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Fall of Imperial China (Transformation of Modern China Series) by Frederic Wakeman Jr.

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Published by Free Press .
Written in English


  • Asian / Middle Eastern history,
  • History - General History,
  • China,
  • Asia - China,
  • History / China,
  • History / General,
  • History,
  • Qing dynasty, 1644-1912

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9224962M
ISBN 100029336805
ISBN 109780029336809

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Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wakeman, Frederic E. Fall of imperial China. New York: Free Press, [] (OCoLC) "The Fall of Imperial China" will provide some sketchy background on China before the Ch'ing (Manchu) Dynasty (), but will deal mainly with with decline of China under the Ch'ing Dynasty. The book carries the story of Chinese history right up to the Chinese Revolution. Although "The Fall of Imperial China" is a scholarly book Cited by:   The Fall of Imperial China. New York: The Free Press, Miriam Gross () In this account of Qing history, Wakeman writes that he is trying to create a book disputing the Western view of China as primarily static and reactive to exogenous (i.e. Western) changes.   The Fall of Imperial China book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. China from the beginning of the 20th Century/5.

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  The second or early imperial period from approximately B.C. to A.D. coincided with Ch'in centralization and the rule of the Han Dynasty, which subjugated parts of Central Asia, created a legal code, opened a state university, expanded and rationalized the bureaucracy, and turned Confucianism into a state : The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. – BC), during the king Wu Ding's reign, who was mentioned as the twenty-first Shang king by the same. Ancient historical texts such as the Book of Documents (early chapters, 11th century BC), the Records of the Grand Historian (c. BC) and the Bamboo Annals ( BC. Find out more about Fall of Imperial China by Frederic Wakeman at Simon & Schuster. Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author videos & ed on: Janu The Fall of Imperial China (The Transformation of modern China series) by Frederic E. Wakeman and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at