Tracks the Evolution of Modern Chinese Society
Spanning the end of the dynastic era in China up to the present, Metabolism of Modern Chinese Society (2-volume set) reveals the secrets of China’s developmental history, rich culture, and complex social structure.
Metabolism of Modern Chinese Society (2-volume set) is an expansive look at China’s transition from a dynastic kingdom into a modern socialist nation. Author Chen Xulu finds the common thread between diverse topics — the urban/rural divide; the decline of the Qing; modern reforms — and paints a complete picture of modern China encompassing history, cultural studies, and sociology.
Chapter 1 A Long History of Feudal Society
Chapter 2 The East and the West
Chapter 3 Decline of the Qing Dynasty
Chapter 4 Rocked by Cannons
Chapter 5 The Tragedy and Comedy of the Taiping Kingdom
Chapter 6 Twelve Years After
Chapter 7 A Small Step towards Modernization
Chapter 8 The Evolution of Urban and Rural Society
Chapter 9 The Japanese Approaching
Chapter 10 Philosophy of Changeability and Immutability
Chapter 11 Gengzi Event and Xinchou Treaty
Chapter 12 Assault of the European and American Storms
About the Author
Chen Xulu (1918–1988) was a Professor of History, St. John’s University; and one of the founders and a Professor Emeritus of History, East China Normal University. He served as the President of Chinese History Society, Vice President of Chinese Modern History Association. He wrote the Xinhai Revolution, first book talking about this largest democratic revolution in China, and he served as one of the editor-in-chief of China’s largest encyclopedia Ci Hai. Also, He had published over 30 books such as The Hundred Days' Reform (1972), Thoughts on China’s Modern History (1984), Zou Rong and Chen Tianhua (1985), Song Jiaoren (1984), Political Parties After the May Fourth Revolution (1988), Eighty Years of China’s Modern History (1983), Encyclopedia of the Republic of China (1990), Collected Biographies of Celebrities in the Qing Dynasty (1993).