Tag Archives: Qing Dynasty

Modern China’s Encounter with the World

A review of Internalizing the West: Qing Envoys and Ministers in Europe, 1866-1893, by Jenny Zhengzheng Huangfu. In the mid-1980s, just as China was headed…

Office Purchase & Status in Qing China

A review of Power for a Price: Office Purchase, Elite Families, and Status Maintenance in Qing China, by Lawrence Lok Cheung Zhang. A recent Op-Ed…

Industrial Enterprise in Modern China, 1890-1957

A review of Yudahua: The Growth of An Industrial Enterprise in Modern China 1890-1957, by JUANJUAN PENG.  This dissertation revisits the early industrialization and business history…

Uyghur Muslims & the Making of Qing Central Asia

A review of Saintly Brokers: Uyghur Muslims, Trade, and the Making of Qing Central Asia, 1696-1814, by KWANGMIN KIM.  Kwangmin Kim’s dissertation is a significant contribution…

Gu Hongming Reinvents China

A review of Gu Hongming and the Re-invention of Chinese Civilization, by CHUNMEI DU.  This dissertation illuminates the life and thought of Gu Hongming (辜鸿铭…