This list relates to the semester Semester 1 2019 which ended on 23/06/2019
  1. Can China lead?: reaching the limits of power and growth - Regina M. Abrami, William C. Kirby, F. Warren McFarlan 2014

    Book Required

  2. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

    Book Required

  3. Forgotten ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945 - Rana Mitter 2014

    Book Recommended

  4. One day in China, May 21, 1936 - Sherman Gilbert Cochran, Andrew C. K. Hsieh, Janis Cochran c1983

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  5. Things modern: material culture and everyday life in China - Frank Dikötter c2007

    Book Further

  6. Everyday modernity in China - Madeleine Yue Dong, Joshua L. Goldstein 2006 (electronic resource)

    Book Further

  7. The Modernization of China - Gilbert Rozman, Thomas P. Bernstein c1981

    Book Further

  8. The Cambridge History of China, volume 10: Late Ch'ing 1800-1911, part 1 - John K Fairbank, Denis C Twitchett 1978

    Book Further Read chapters 1: Introduction: The old order; 3: Dynastic decline and the roots of rebellion; 9: The Ch'ing Restoration; and, 10: Self-strengthening: the pursuit of Western technology.

  9. The Cambridge History of China: Volume 11: Late Ch'ing, 1800-1911, Part 2 - John K Fairbank, Kwang-Ching Liu, Denis C Twitchett 1980

    Book Further Read chapters 1: Economic trends in the late Ch'ing empire, 1870–1911; 3: Changing Chinese views of Western relations, 1840–95; 4: The military challenge: the north-west and the coast; 5: Intellectual change and the reform movement, 1890–8; 8: Government, merchants and industry to 1911; and, 10: Currents of social change.

  10. The Cambridge History of China: Volume 12: Republican China, 1912-1949, part 1 - John K Fairbank, Denis C Twitchett 1983

    Book Further Read chapters 1: Introduction: Maritime and continental in China's history; 2: Economic trends, 1912–49; 3: The foreign presence in China; 7: Intellectual change: from the Reform movement to the May Fourth movement, 1895-1920; 8: Themes in intellectual history: May Fourth and after; and, 12: The Chinese bourgeoisie, 1911–37.

  11. The Cambridge History of China: Volume 13: Republican China, 1912-1949, part 2 - John K Fairbank, Denis C Twitchett, Albert Feuerwerker 1986

    Book Further Read chapters 1: Introduction: perspectives on modern China's history; 5: The agrarian system; and, 7: The development of local government.

  12. China in Transformation: 1900-1949 - Colin Mackerras 2013 (electronic resource)

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  13. China this century - Rafe De Crespigny 1992

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  14. Ideal and reality: social and political change in modern China, 1860-1949 - David Pong, Edmund S. K. Fung c1985

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  15. Family - Jin Ba 1989

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  16. Midnight - Dun Mao, Dun Mao 1979

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  17. Modern Chinese society: an analytical bibliography - G. William Skinner, Winston Hsieh, Shigeaki Tomita 1973

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  18. Economic change in China, c. 1800-1950 - Philip Richardson, Economic History Society c1999 (electronic resource)

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  19. Making China modern: from the Great Qing to Xi Jinping - Klaus Mühlhahn 2019 (electronic resource)

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  20. Lectures 33 items
    1. Lecture: Introduction 1 item
      1. Can China lead?: reaching the limits of power and growth - Regina M. Abrami, William C. Kirby, F. Warren McFarlan 2014

        Book Recommended Read 'Introduction'; Chapters 1: The Myths and Making of Modern China, pp.1-26; Chapter 2: Party, Inc., pp.27-52 & Chapter 4: Planning Innovation?, pp.79-106

    2. Lecture: Commerce, Culture, Government and Society in Pre-modern China; China and the West; Late Ming and Early Qing 7 items
      1. Can China lead?: reaching the limits of power and growth - Regina M. Abrami, William C. Kirby, F. Warren McFarlan 2014

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 4: Planning Innovation? pp.79-106 & Chapter 5: Achieving Commercial Success in China, pp.107-136

      2. Family, fields, and ancestors: constancy and change in China's social and economic history, 1550-1949 - Lloyd E. Eastman 1988

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 1: Population: Growth and Migration. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      3. Soulstealers: the Chinese sorcery scare of 1768 - Philip A. Kuhn 1990 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapters 1: Tales of the China Clipper, pp.1-29 & Chapter 10: Theme and Variations, pp.223-234

      4. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Recommended Read preface and Chapter 1: The Late Ming, pp.1-25. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      5. Family, fields, and ancestors: constancy and change in China's social and economic history, 1550-1949 - Lloyd E. Eastman 1988

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 4: Agriculture: An Overview; Chapter 6: Commerce in the late Imperial Period: The instruments and geography of trade & Chapter 7: Manufacturing in the Late Imperial Period: A failed industrial revolution?. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      6. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Recommended Read chapter 4: Yongzhengs Authority, pp.72-93; Chapter 5: Chinese Society and the Reign of Qianlong, pp.94-114; Chapter 7: The First Clash with the West, pp.143-163 & Chapter 8: The Crisis Within, pp.164-185. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

    3. Lecture: Western Images Of China China's Internal Crisis And China's Early Modernization 3 items
      1. Can China lead?: reaching the limits of power and growth - Regina M. Abrami, William C. Kirby, F. Warren McFarlan 2014

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 6: Global China, pp.137-166 & Chapter 7: China 2034, pp.167-188

      2. The Cambridge History of China: Volume 11: Late Ch'ing, 1800-1911, Part 2 - John K Fairbank, Kwang-Ching Liu, Denis C Twitchett 1980

        Book Recommended Read Albert Feuerwerker, Chapters 1: Economic trends in the late Ch'ing empire, 1870–1911, pp.1-69 & Wellington K. K. Chan, Chapter 8: Government, merchants and industry to 1911, pp.416-462

      3. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Recommended Read chapter 9: Restoration Through Reform, pp.186-207. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

    4. Lecture: Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth-century Economy, Education And Society 4 items
      1. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 10: New Tensions In The Late Qing, pp.208-233 & Chapter 11: The End of the Dynasty, pp.234-254. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      2. Pages 39-44: The Story of Hair - Lu Xun, Xianyi Yang, Gladys Yang 1981

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    5. Lecture: China Response To The West; 100 Days Reform, Late Qing Reforms And 1911 Revolution ; Printing A Nd Popular Culture, Fashion In Modern China; Urban Society 2 items
      1. Family, fields, and ancestors: constancy and change in China's social and economic history, 1550-1949 - Lloyd E. Eastman 1988

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 5: The agricultural sector in the early Twentieth Century: The problem of "peasant immiseration", pp.80-100. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

    6. Lecture: Australian Chinese Businessmen And China's Modernization (chi-kong Lai) 1 item
      1. Dear China: Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820–1980 - Gregor Benton, Hong Liu 2018 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 1: The Genealogy of Qiaopi Studies, pp.19-32; Chapter 5: Qiaopi and Modern Chinese Economy and Politics, pp.95-129 & Chapter 6: Qiaopi, Qiaoxiang, and Charity, pp.130-150

    7. Lecture: Confucianism and the Faith of Modern China; The May Fourth Generation and Beyond: Iconoclasm 2 items
      1. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 13: "A Road Is Made", pp.279-300. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

    8. Lecture: Shanghai And Modern Commercial Culture; Political Models And Contending Parties 2 items
      1. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 14: The Fractured Alliance, pp.301-326. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      2. The Shanghai capitalists and the Nationalist government, 1927-1937 - Parks M. Coble 1980

        Book Recommended Read chapter 2. The Arrival of the Kuomintang in Shanghai, 1927–1928

    9. Lecture: Culture and Control During The Nanjing Decade 2 items
      1. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 15: The Guomindang in Power, pp.327-355. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      2. The Shanghai capitalists and the Nationalist government, 1927-1937 - Parks M. Coble 1980

        Book Recommended Read chapter 1: Origins and Development of the Shanghai Capitalists and Chapter 9: Conclusion.

    10. Lecture: The Impact Of Business And Development In Modern China; The Ecology Of War In Modern China 1 item
    11. Lecture: The Nationalist-Communist Struggle for Power; China in 1951 3 items
      1. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 16: Communist Survival, pp.356-288; Chapter 17: World War II, pp.397-432, & Chapter 18: The Fall of the Guomindang State, pp.433-459. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

    12. Lecture: Conclusion: Rural Society In Historical Perspective Everyday Life In Republican China 5 items
      1. Family, fields, and ancestors: constancy and change in China's social and economic history, 1550-1949 - Lloyd E. Eastman 1988

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 2: The family and the individual in Chinese Society, pp.15-40; Chapter 3: Gods, ghosts, and ancestors: The popular religion, pp.41-61; Chapter 9: New social classes in the early modern period, pp.192-216 & Chapter 10: The Yin side of society: Secret societies, bandits, and feuds, pp.217-240. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      2. Can China lead?: reaching the limits of power and growth - Regina M. Abrami, William C. Kirby, F. Warren McFarlan c2014

        Book Recommended

  21. Tutorials 122 items
    1. Tutorial: What are the Western Images of China? 10 items
      1. Can China lead?: reaching the limits of power and growth - Regina M. Abrami, William C. Kirby, F. Warren McFarlan 2014

        Book Required

      2. Soulstealers: the Chinese sorcery scare of 1768 - Philip A. Kuhn 1990 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Read chapters 1 and 10.

      3. Hair: its power and meaning in Asian cultures - Alf Hiltebeitel, Barbara Diane Miller 1998 (electronic resource)

        Book Required

      4. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Required Read Chapters 1-8, pp.7-185. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      5. Western images of China - Colin Mackerras, Griffith University 1987

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      6. Chinese footbinding: the history of a curious erotic custom - Howard S. Levy c1966

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      7. American images of China, 1931-1949 - T. Christopher Jespersen c1996

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    2. Tutorial: Why was Modernization Difficult in late Imperial and Modern China? 23 items
      1. To achieve security and wealth: the Qing imperial state and the economy, 1644-1911 - Jane Kate Leonard, John Robertson Watt, Symposium on the Qing Imperial State and the Economy c1992

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      2. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Required Read chapter 9: Restoration Through Reform, pp.186-207. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      3. Merchants, mandarins, and modern enterprise in late Ch'ing China - Wellington K. K. Chan 1976

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      4. Robert Hart and China's early modernization: his journals, 1863-1866 - Robert Hart, Richard J. Smith, John King Fairbank, Katherine Frost Bruner 1991 (electronic resource)

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      5. Li Hung-chang and China's early modernization - Kwang-ching Liu, Samuel C. Chu c1994

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      6. H.B. Morse, Customs Commissioner and historian of China - John King Fairbank, Martha Henderson Coolidge, Richard J. Smith 1995 (electronic resource)

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    3. Week Seven 2 items
      1. Dear China: Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820–1980 - Gregor Benton, Hong Liu 2018 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

    4. Tutorial: What Is Revolution? 11 items
      1. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Required Read Chapter 10: New Tensions In The Late Qing, pp.208-233 & Chapter 11: The End of the Dynasty, pp.234-254. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      2. Raising China's Revolutionaries: Modernizing Childhood for Cosmopolitan Nationalists and Liberated Comrades, 1920s-1950s - Margaret Mih Tillman 2018 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Read Chapter 1: Child Study in Chinese Kindergartens: Chen Heqin’s Approach to “Family Education”, pp.29-52

      3. China in revolution: the first phase 1900-1913 - Mary Clabaugh Wright 1968

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      4. The origins of the Boxer Uprising - Joseph Esherick 1987 (electronic resource)

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    5. Tutorial: What was the Social Base of Warlordism? 8 items
      1. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Required Read Chapter 12: The New Republic, pp.261-278 & Chapter 13: "A Road Is Made", pp.279-300. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      2. Power and politics in late Imperial China - Stephen Robert MacKinnon 1980

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      3. Yuan Shih-k'ai - Jerome Ch'en 1972

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      4. Chinese warlord: the career of Feng Yu-hsiang - James E. Sheridan 1966

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    6. Tutorial: May Fourth movement 9 items
      1. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Required Read Chapter 12: The New Republic, pp.261-278 & Chapter 13: "A Road Is Made", pp.279-300. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      2. Ting Wen-chiang: science and China's new culture - Charlotte Furth 1970

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    7. Tutorial: Culture and Control During the Nanjing Decade 14 items
      1. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Required Read Chapter 14: The Fractured Alliance, pp.301-326. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      2. Can China lead?: reaching the limits of power and growth - Regina M. Abrami, William C. Kirby, F. Warren McFarlan 2014

        Book Required

      3. Shanghai: from market town to treaty port, 1074-1858 - Linda Cooke Johnson 1995

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      4. Old Shanghai - Betty Peh-T`i Wei 1993

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      5. Wartime Shanghai - Wen-hsin Yeh 1998 (electronic resource)

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      6. Order and discipline in China: the Shanghai Mixed Court, 1911-27 - Thomas Blackett Stephens c1992

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      7. Shanghai sojourners - Frederic Wakeman, Wen-Hsin Yeh c1992

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      8. Spoilt children of empire: Westerners in Shanghai and the Chinese revolution of the 1920s - Nicholas Rowland Clifford c1991

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      9. Policing Shanghai, 1927-1937 - Frederic E. Wakeman 1996, c1995 (electronic resource)

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    8. Tutorial: What was the Social Base of the GMD? 12 items
      1. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Required Read Chapter 15: The Guomindang in Power, pp.327-355. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      2. Sun Yat-sen: frustrated patriot - C. Martin Wilbur 1976

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      3. The political doctrines of Sun Yat-sen: an exposition of the San min chu i - Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger 1973

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      4. Prescriptions for saving China: selected writings of Sun Yat-sen - Yat-sen Sun, Julie Lee Wei, Donald G. Gillin, Ramon H. Myers 1994

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      5. Government and politics in Kuomintang China, 1927-1937 - Hung-mao Tien 1972

        Book Further Read Chapter 2: The organization of the regime, pp.18-44; Chapter 3: Factions in Kuomintang politics, pp.45-72, & Chapter 6: The administration of the Bandit Suppression Zones, pp.96-114. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      6. Industrial reformers in Republican China - Robin Porter 1994

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    9. Tutorial: How Important is the Chinese Labor Movement to an Understanding of the Rise of Communist Movement in China? 13 items
      1. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Required Read Chapter 16: Communist Survival, pp.356-288. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      2. The merchants of Zigong: industrial entrepreneurship in early modern China - Madeleine Zelin ©2005

        Book Required

      3. The Yenan Way in revolutionary China - Mark Selden 1971

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      4. Soviet policies in China, 1917-1924 - Allen S. Whiting 1954

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      5. Sino-Soviet diplomatic relations, 1917-1926 - Sow-Theng Leong 1976

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      6. Student nationalism in China, 1924-1949 - Lincoln Li c1994 (electronic resource)

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      7. Mobilizing the masses: building revolution in Henan - Odoric Ying-Kwong Wou 1994

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      8. The origins of Chinese Communism - Arif Dirlik 1989

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      9. The tragedy of the Chinese revolution - Harold Robert Isaacs 2009 (electronic resource)

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      10. Report from Xunwu - Mao Zedong, Roger R. Thompson 1990

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    10. Tutorial: WWW Game: The Nanjing Massacre. Was Wang Jingwei a Traitor? 10 items
      1. Forgotten ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945 - Rana Mitter 2014

        Book Required

      2. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Required Read Chapter 17: World War II, pp.397-432, & Chapter 18: The Fall of the Guomindang State, pp.433-459. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      3. The Japanese wartime empire, 1931-1945 - Peter Duus, Ramon H. Myers, Mark R. Peattie 1996 (electronic resource)

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      4. China's bitter victory: the war with Japan, 1937-1945 - James C. Hsiung, Stephen Levine c1992

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    11. Tutorial: Debate: The Role of Women in Chinese Society; Discuss: Family 10 items
      1. The search for modern China - Jonathan D. Spence 2013

        Book Required Read Chapter 19 The Birth Of The People's Republic: The Structure Of The New Government, pp.465-469. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

      2. Chinese women in a century of revolution, 1850-1950 - Kazuko Ono, Joshua A. Fogel 1989

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      3. Precious records: women in China's long eighteenth century - Susan Mann 1997

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      4. Writing women in late imperial China - Ellen Widmer, Kangyi Sun Zhang c1997

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  22. Past Central Exam Papers 1 item
    1. Past Central Exam Papers

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