This collection makes available free online publication of
out-of-print materials that have played a significant role in the
development of Chinese Studies or which contribute significantly to
Chinese Studies education.
Very few scholarly biographies of Chinese leaders are available in Western languages. Chang Chien, the subject of Professor Chu's fascinating study, was a most unusual Chinese: a truly transitional figure standing astride the late imperial era and the modern day. Although eminently fitted for a distinguished official career, he forsook officialdom to become a modern entrepreneur. Yet he was a most unusual entrepreneur in devoting the profits from his successful businesses to the modernization of his native community. With an excellent traditional education, he devoted most of his talents to the problems of bringing his country into the modern world.
(Plateau Publications, 2006) Schram, Louis M. J.; Stuart, Charles Kevin
Part I. Their origin, history, and socialization (p. 86-283). -- Part II. Their religious live (p. 284-527). -- Part III. Records of the Monguor clans: history of the Monguors in Huangchung and the chronicles of the Lu family (p. 528-695).