What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China

What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China Author Tobie Meyer-Fong
Isbn 9780804792066
File size 4.4MB
Year 2013
Pages 335
Language English
File format PDF
Category History

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"The source base for this work is remarkable. It is a synthesis of diffuse genres, answering questions that few have thought to ask. The subject matter is compelling. Its value to historians wishing to understand the nineteenth century (in China and elsewhere) is very high―only a few scholars have dealt with the long impact of the Taiping War, fewer still have looked at these materials, and only Professor Meyer-Fong has synthesized them to provide such detail into experience of war rather than the ideologies of the combatants. Her writing is elegant, and the subject matter, even apart from its high scholarly value, is riveting. Here are to be found cannibalism and decapitated mothers, gardens of mourning and restless ghosts. To me it read like a novel." (William Wooldridge Lehman College)

 

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