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 13 Real Changes under Fake Reform
Chapter 14 The Middle-Class Society
Chapter 15 Two Driving Forces in Reform
Chapter 16 Mass Disorder and Revolution
Chapter 17 Rebuilding the Country
Chapter 18 A Road Winding through the Mountains
Chapter 19 The New Culture Movement
Chapter 20 The Choice of History
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).