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The China Quarterly
Mary Backus Rankin. Previous studies of the roots of the 1911 Revolution in China have concentrated on the emergence of new social classes and a provincial activist elite in the decade before the revolution. This hook shows that social elites actually began to emerge as a political force much earlier in the aftermath of the Taiping Rebellion. Through a detailed examination of elite groups in the economically advanced coastal province of Zhejiang, the author reevaluates the causes of the 1911doi:10.1017/s0305741000019858 fatcat:u3wwxb4h2zhvvfd22zbmz7fymu