CQY volume 110 Front matter

1987 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 1911
more » ... olution and also reinterprets the sociopolitical history of the last half-century of the Qing Dynasty. $39.50 Local Merchants and the Chinese Bureaucracy,
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