Evolving Perspectives on the Chinese Past
By (author) Paul A. Cohen
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China Unbound by Paul A. Cohen
Book DescriptionThis volume contains a number of articles on modern Chinese history and historiography written by one of the leading academic experts on the subject. The author provides a critique of older approaches to nineteenth-century history and offers powerful reinterpretations of such key events in the recent history of China as the boxer rebellion, Mao's ascension to power in 1949, and the process of political and economic reform in the post-Mao era. This is a strong collection which will be of enormous interest to scholars of East Asian history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415298230
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul A. Cohen
Speaking to History, Paperback (April 2010)
The ancient story of King Goujian, a psychologically complex fifth-century BCE monarch, spoke powerfully to the Chinese during China's turbulent twentieth century. This title connects the story to the major traumas of the last century, exploring why such stories often remain sealed up within a culture, unknown to outsiders.
History in Three Keys, Paperback (February 1998)» View all books by Paul A. Cohen
A comprehensive look at the Boxer Rebellion of 1898-1900, a bloody uprising in north China against native Christians and foreign missionaries.
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Author Biography - Paul A. Cohen
Paul A Cohen is Edith Stix Wasserman Professor of Asian Studies and History, Emeritus, Wellesley College and an Associate at the Fairbank Centre for East Asian Research at Harvard University. He has published widely on Chinese History, including the award-winning History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience and Myth (1997) and Discovering History in China: American Historical Writing on the Recent Chinese Past (1984).
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