Making Local China

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Xue Li

A Case Study of Yangzhou, 1853-1928

ISBN 978-3-643-90894-0
Band-Nr. 56
Jahr 2018
Seiten 320
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Berliner China-Studien

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This book presents a case study on the city of Yangzhou in
China from 1853 to 1928. During this time, the local society
of Yangzhou experienced profound changes towards
modernization, when the nation-state of China gradually took
shape at the local level. „Yangzhou under the Qing“ was
transformed into „Yangzhou under modern China“. The
diverse interactions between the Protestant missions and the
multiple actors in the local society kept generating new
local context and giving special input to the shaping of
modernity in the local society. This study analyses the
changing situations of the local society as well as the role
of Protestant Church as part of the local social fabric, and
tries to achieve a better understanding of how modern China
developed out of armed conflicts, power-play, and
cooperations among different actors in the local society.

Xue Li currently works as a research fellow
at Amity Foundation in China. She completed her doctoral
dissertation at Free University of Berlin. Her research
focuses primarily on the late nineteenth and twentieth
century Chinese social history.