The Wobbling Pivot, China since 1800

An Interpretive History

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  • 9781405160797
  • 9781444319965
This comprehensive but concise narrative of China since the eighteenth century builds its story around the delicate relationship between central government and local communities.
  • Rejects the traditional view of China as a wholly harmonious society based on principles of stability – the Unwobbling Pivot of Ezra Pound's translation of the Chinese classic Zhongyong
  • Provides an original interpretation, arguing that developments can be explained through an understanding of China’s surprising swings between centralization and decentralization, between local initiative and central authoritarianism
  • Serves as an introduction to the subject, while readers with a background in Chinese history will find the book offers a personal perspective and addresses long-standing interpretive issues
  • Supported by a variety of timelines, maps, illustrations, and extensive notes for further reading
  • Places China’s history within the context of global change
  • Wiley; January 2010
  • ISBN 9781444319965
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  • Title: The Wobbling Pivot, China since 1800
  • Author: Pamela Kyle Crossley
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1444319965
  • 9781405160797
  • 9781444319965

About The Author

Pamela Kyle Crossley is Professor of Inner Asian, East Asian Intellectual and Chinese History at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. Her publications include The Manchus (Blackwell, 1997); A Translucent Mirror: History and Identity in Qing Ideology (1999); and What is Global History? (2008). She is a past Guggenheim Fellow and was awarded the Levenson Prize from the Association for Asian Studies in 2001.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1444319965
  • 9781405160797
  • 9781444319965