The humane trend of cultural China is reflected in the interchange and transcendence of itself with the outside worlds, of the eastern culture with western culture, of its internal elements with pluralistic concept of cultures, and of itself with the contemporary Chinese intellectuals' states of mind.
By comparing and contrasting these two categories of history, I intend to show how history serves as an agent between past and present, and as a convenient tool for the state to formulate its political legitimacy in contemporary China.
Unofficial history in contemporary China emerged as the result of the intensive politicization of Chinese society after 1949, which left little room for different opinions and even different academic opinions.
I will use different interpretations of the Lin Biao Incident to illustrate the interaction between official history, collective memory and individual memory in forging the history of contemporary China.
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JONATHAN UNGER (ed.) Using the Past to Serve the Present: Historiography and Politics in Contemporary China (Armonk NY: M.E.
How confucian are contemporary chinese Construction of an ideal type and its application to three Chinese communities
The article deals not with the high intellectual politics of contemporary Chinese historical writing but with the humble world of local historians working within a city administration's bureaucratic structures.
I discuss two distinctive categories in contemporary Chinese history, official history (zhengshi) and unofficial history (yeshi).
Majority of contemporary Chinese historians have been employing a conceptual framework focusing on the difficulty of capitalistic development in China to analyze the historical trend and potentials of late imperial China.
Disputes over Philosophical Views in the First Half of the Twentieth Century and Development of Contemporary Chinese Philosophy
Political Structure, Status Mobility, and Economic Growth in Imperial and Modern China
This paper takes modern China's dilemma of how to deal with the legacy of its imperial past as the starting point for a discussion of the drawn-out re-creation of China in the twentieth century.
This article is about the contested nature of "science" in "modern" China.
This article reviews the technical aspects of the production of very large iron castings in pre-modern China.
The results contradict the widely held view that there was a positive correlation between demographic changes and maritime prosperity in early modern China in general and in the Sung-Yuan Ch'üan-chou in particular.
In our study, we examine how prevalent the notion of filial piety remains in a modern Chinese society like Hong Kong as an initiative for individuals to become caregivers for their parents, and how it is practiced in actual caregiving scenarios.
Wings of Belief: Modern Chinese Religious Transnationalism
This will underline the complexity and ambiguity of a process understood by the Lianhua Film Company not only as the making of professional actresses but also as the creation of a new, modern Chinese woman.
Contrary to astronomy, the early modern Chinese State did not systematically sponsor mathematics.
This article interprets the historiography of two modern Chinese historians, Fu Sinian and Chen Yinke, who both have been labeled the Chinese Ranke.