Reformer in modern China, Chang Chien, 1853-1926
Creators:Chu, Samuel C.
Subjects (LCSH):Zhang, Jian -- 1853-1926
Keywords:Chang, Chien -- 1853-1926
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Publisher:Columbia University Press
Series/Report no.:Studies of the East Asian Institute
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.
xiii, 256 p. maps. 25 cm
Foreward by C. Martin Wilbur. p.ix -- Preface. p.xi -- One. Introduction. p.1 -- Two. Early life. p.8 -- Three. Dah Sun and Nan-t'ung Industries. p.17 -- Four. Involvement in national affairs. p.53 -- Five. Chang Chien and educational reforms. p.88 -- Six. Land reclamation and salt Reform. p.114 -- Seven. Controlling the Huai. p.144 -- Eight. The Modernization of Nan-t'ung. p.162 -- Nine. Chang Chien as a modernizer. p.176 -- Abbreviations. p.183 -- Notes. p.185 -- Glossary. p.209 -- Bibliography. p.225 -- Index. p.237 -- Maps. Nan-t'ung and Lower Kiangsu. p.119 -- Huai Basin and proposed drainage schemes. p.156
Other Identifiers:OCLC #299378
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