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China and the Vocation of History in the Twentieth Century: A Personal Memoir

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Frederick Mote, one of the twentieth century's most prominent Sinologists, has written a historian's memoir that uses observation and personal experiences to understand the intellectual and social transformation of China. Mote's thought-provoking narrative distills his reflections on modern China and details change in Chinese historical studies in the twentieth century. Mo ...more
Hardcover, 270 pages
Published March 21st 2010 by Princeton University Press
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Jun 15, 2015 Hadrian rated it really liked it
This volume presents the author's time in China as part of the OSS, his observations of the countryside in the late 1940s, and the development of Chinese history in the early 20th century.

Unfortunately the book wasn't completed before the author's death in 2005, so the text is supplemented with various essays on Chinese history, a translation of a major book mentioned in the text, and the establishment a Chinese linguistics program at Princeton.
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