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Awakening China: Politics, Culture, and Class in the Nationalist Revolution
This innovative work is the first to approach the awakening of China as a historical problem in its own right, and to locate this problem within the broader history of the rise of modern China. It analyzes the link between the awakening of China as a historical narrative and the awakening of the Chinese people as a political technique for building a sovereign and independe ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Stanford University Press
(first published 1976)
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I don't understand why this is a book on history of China. I'd say it's a cultural studies of China with a historical perspective. This book won Leveson Prize in 1998 which may hint to us the trend of historical studies is to get theory-heavy. The content of the book can be easily inferred from the title: it traces the shifts and continuities in the metaphor of awakening China.