The European Diary of Hsieh Fucheng

The European Diary of Hsieh Fucheng

The remorseless undermining of Imperial China by the Western powers and the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in 1912 have too often led to an overstated condemnation of the Chinese government of the period as unvaryingly sterile, archaic, and ...

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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 031207946X

Category: History

Page: 199

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The remorseless undermining of Imperial China by the Western powers and the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in 1912 have too often led to an overstated condemnation of the Chinese government of the period as unvaryingly sterile, archaic, and corrupt. This first English translation of Hsieh Fucheng's diaries, however, gives a very different picture, in its portrayal of a progressive, thoughtful, and deeply perceptive senior official and his encounter with the West. Hsieh (Xue) Fucheng (1838-94) wrote this diary over the last four years of his career in Imperial service. It describes his journey to Europe, his diplomatic activities and - perhaps most strikingly - his impressions of the alien world in which he found himself. The Diary is an invaluable source for understanding the Chinese view on the major points of friction between the Empire and the West, including the Christian missions in China, the protection of overseas Chinese, and the frontier disputes with Britain and Russia. In addition, the Diary provides a wealth of fascinating observations on the countries Hsieh Fucheng encountered during his journey to Europe and on life in London and Paris.
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The European Diary of Hsieh Fucheng

The European Diary of Hsieh Fucheng

The remorseless undermining of Imperial China by the Western powers and the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in 1912 have too often led to an overstated condemnation of the Chinese government of the period as unvaryingly sterile, archaic, and ...

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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1349606219

Category: History

Page: 199

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Categories: History

The European Diary of Hsieh Fucheng

The European Diary of Hsieh Fucheng

In addition, the Diary provides a wealth of fascinating observations on the countries Hsieh Fucheng encountered during his journey to Europe and on life in London and Paris.

Author: Fucheng Xue

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:27684739

Category: China

Page: 199

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Categories: China

The European Diary of Hsieh Fucheng

The European Diary of Hsieh Fucheng

After much circulation of confused maps and reports, recorded in detail in Hsieh's Diary, a treaty was concluded on March 1, 1894 (p. 194), only three months before Hsieh left Europe. Less successful was Hsieh's fourth major piece of ...

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Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137060235

Category: History

Page: 199

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China 1895 1912

China  1895 1912

[ Note : A very readable , abridged translation by Xue's great - granddaughter of these diaries , highlighting Xue's impressions of European culture , has been published in English under the title , The European Diary of Hsieh Fucheng ...

Author: Douglas R. Reynolds

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 1563247496

Category: History

Page: 174

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Offering recent scholarship in Chinese historiography, this text focuses on radical, even revolutionary, changes of the period 1895-1912. The book investigates intellectual and institutional changes associated with the government's Xinzheng or New Systems reforms.
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China 1895 1912 State Sponsored Reforms and China s Late Qing Revolution Selected Essays from Zhongguo Jindai Shi Modern Chinese History 1840 1919

China  1895 1912 State Sponsored Reforms and China s Late Qing Revolution  Selected Essays from Zhongguo Jindai Shi   Modern Chinese History  1840 1919

[Note: A very readable, abridged translation by Xue's great-granddaughter of these diaries, highlighting Xue's impressions of European culture, has been published in English under the title, The European Diary of Hsieh Fucheng.

Author: Zhongguo Jindai Shi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315480886

Category: Political Science

Page: 191

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Offering recent scholarship in Chinese historiography, this text focuses on radical, even revolutionary, changes of the period 1895-1912. The book investigates intellectual and institutional changes associated with the government's Xinzheng or New Systems reforms.
Categories: Political Science

Brighton in Diaries

Brighton in Diaries

Diary, Reminiscences and Correspondence of Henry Crabb Robinson, Macmillan, London, 1869 (3 vols) 16 – Xue Fucheng Howland, Douglas (ed.) and Helen Hsieh Chien (trans.), The European diary of Hsieh Fucheng: Envoy Extraodinary of ...

Author: Paul K Lyons

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750954082

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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A history of Brighton in diaries
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In Search of Justice

In Search of Justice

Xue Diary. Xue Fucheng, 1981 [1890–1891] Chushi siguo riji (European diary). Changsha: Hunan renmin chubanshe. Xue Fucheng, 1993 (1879). The European Diary of Hsieh Fucheng Envoy Extraodinary of Imperial China. Trans. Helen Hsieh Chien ...

Author: Guanhua Wang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781684173600

Category: History

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How could late Qing China, a country bound largely by parochial ties of family, clan, and native place, produce a nationwide mass movement? Was this popular outburst symptomatic of a domestic "nationalist awakening," as historians of modern China claim, or a result of pressure from Chinese overseas suffering under harsh U.S. immigration laws, as students of American history contend? In considering these vying explanations for the boycott of American products, Wang identifies a coalition of interests that came together to shape the movement's strategy, objectives, and outcome. He explores the larger structural and organizational resources available to boycott organizers and participants and the role of this common experience in laying the groundwork for later reform and revolutionary movements.
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Diaspora s Homeland

Diaspora   s Homeland

For an English translation, see Xue Fucheng, The European Diary of Hsieh Fucheng: Envoy Extraordinary of Imperial China, translated by Helen Hsieh Chien, introduced and annotated by Douglas Howland (New York: St. Martin's, 1993). 14.

Author: Shelly Chan

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822372035

Category: History

Page: 280

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In Diaspora’s Homeland Shelly Chan provides a broad historical study of how the mass migration of more than twenty million Chinese overseas influenced China’s politics, economics, and culture. Chan develops the concept of “diaspora moments”—a series of recurring disjunctions in which migrant temporalities come into tension with local, national, and global ones—to map the multiple historical geographies in which the Chinese homeland and diaspora emerge. Chan describes several distinct moments, including the lifting of the Qing emigration ban in 1893, intellectual debates in the 1920s and 1930s about whether Chinese emigration constituted colonization and whether Confucianism should be the basis for a modern Chinese identity, as well as the intersection of gender, returns, and Communist campaigns in the 1950s and 1960s. Adopting a transnational frame, Chan narrates Chinese history through a reconceptualization of diaspora to show how mass migration helped establish China as a nation-state within a global system.
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Beyond the Amur

Beyond the Amur

Hsieh, Fucheng. The European Diary of Hsieh Fucheng: Envoy Extraordinary of Imperial China. Translated by Helen Hsieh Chien. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993. Hsü, Emmanuel C.Y. The Rise of Modern China.

Author: Victor Zatsepine

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774834124

Category: History

Page: 212

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Beyond the Amur describes the distinctive frontier society that emerged in the Amur, a river region that shifted between Qing China and Imperial Russia as the two empires competed for resources. Official histories depict the Amur as a distant battleground caught between rival empires. Zatsepine, by contrast, views it as a unified natural economy populated by Chinese, Russian, Indigenous, Japanese, Korean, Manchu, and Mongol people who crossed the border in search of work or trade and who came together to survive a harsh physical environment. This colourful account of a region and its people highlights the often-overlooked influence of frontier developments on state politics and imperial policies and histories.
Categories: History