Contemporary Studies on Modern Chinese History III


PrefaceThe Taiping Heavenly Kingdom MovementVigorous developmentZigzag development and retrogressionMaturity and harvestThe compilation, publication and related research of historical documentsDiscussions on the nature of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom regimeResearch on the historical figuresResearch on the politicsResearch on the opposite sides of the Taiping Heavenly KingdomResearch on the military, diplomacy, economy and cultureResearch on the religious, regional, and social history of the Taiping Heavenly KingdomThe publication of a hatch of large-scale reference hooks and monographs on the general history of the Taiping Heavenly KingdomThe status of research on the Taiping Heavenly KingdomNotesSun Yat-sen studiesAn overview of the initial studiesSun Yat-sen’s early thoughts and activitiesOn the Three People’s PrinciplesPhilosophical thoughtReflection and recoveryMoving toward prosperitySun Yat-sen’s family hackgroundThree major policiesSun’s relationship with modern Chinese warlordsSun’s view of Asia and the worldSun’s cultural thoughtsDeepening and expandingSun Yat-sen and China's modernizationSun Yat-sen and Chinese and Western cultureNew progressSun Yat-sen and the worldThe relationship between Sun Yat-sen and his contemporariesSuggestions for improvementNotesHistory of the 1911 RevolutionThe initial stage (1949-1966)The revival and rising stage (1976-1990)The stage of sustainable development (1991-1999)The deepening of research at the beginning of the 21st century (2000-2009)Retrospect and prospectNotesHistory of the Northern WarlordsTheoretical issuesWhat is a warlord? What are the Northern Warlords?The origin, the time limit and the cause of the modern warlord politicsThe class basis of the Northern Warlords and the nature of its regimeThe historical status and role of the Northern Warlords GroupStudies on Yuan Shikai’s construction of the Beiyang Army and his reign over ChinaThe process and evaluation of Yuan Shikai’s founding of the Beiyang ArmyThe reasons why Yuan Shikai succeeded Sun Yat-sen as Provisional President of the Republic of ChinaYuan Shikai’s negotiation with Japan on the “Twenty-one Demands”Yuan Shikai and the modernization of China's economyThe problem of Yuan Shikai’s class attribution and evaluationStudies on the Anhui WarlordsThe formation of the Anhui WarlordsThe relationship between the Anhui Warlords and JapanActivities of the key members of the Anhui WarlordsStudies on the Zhili WarlordsThe reasons for the Zhili Warlords’ defeat in the Zhili-Fengtian WarThe relationship between the Zhili Warlords and Britain, America and other bigpowersCao Kun and his related activitiesWu Peifu and his Luoyang Warlord GroupFeng Yuxiang and the evaluation of himSun Chuanfang and his governance of Jiangsu and ZhejiangWang Zhanyuan's rule over HubeiStudies on the Fengtian WarlordsThe formation and characteristics of the Fengtian WarlordsThe relationship between the Fengtian Warlords and JapanThe politics, military and economy of the Fengtian warlordsZhang Zuolin and his important staff membersSeveral noteworthy problemsToo much imitation hut little innovationToo many repeated worksResearchers seldom check or even do not check the reliability of the historical dataMany case studies hut few wholistic studiesNotesThe Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese aggression1The relationship between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party during the Anti-Japanese WarBattlefield behind enemy linesFront battlefieldEnemy-occupied areas and puppet regimesDiplomacy during the Anti-Japanese WarSino-Japanese relationsSino-German relationsSino-Soviet RelationChina’s relations with Britain and the United StatesSino-French relationsEconomy during the Anti-Japanese warIdeology and culture during the Anti-Japanese WarJapanese Policy of invasion of China and problems left over from the warProspects for the futureNotesStudies on historical figuresReconstructing the value system and the practiceInitial prosperityProblems in developmentNotesSorting and publishing of modern history materialsOverview of the publishing work in the second half of the twentieth centuryData collection of several hot topicsOverview of the publishing work in the early 21st centuryNotesTranslation of overseas studies on Chinese modern historyTranslation mainly for criticismFlourishing era of translationTranslated works proliferatedNotesModem Chinese history studies from 2009 to 20191Historical theories, methods and seminal discussionsHistorical materialism ami its understanding ami developmentThe spread of historical materialism in ChinaThe establishment of Marxist historiography in ChinaCriticism of historical nihilismEqual and straightforward discussionsA political history of the Late QingPolitical history of the Republic of ChinaEconomic historyHistory of Sino-foreign relationsSino-foreign relations during the late Qing governmentSino-foreign relations during the Beijing Government periodSino-foreign relations during the reign of the Nanjing national governmentHistory of the Chinese revolutionHistory of thought and cultureSocial historyTaiwan historyNotesIndex