References for History of China

Chinese history is a vast field of intellectual inquiry. Advances in archaeology and documentary research constantly produce new results and numerous new publications. An excellent and concise survey of the entire course of Chinese history up to the 1970s is China: Tradition and Transformation by John K. Fairbank and Edwin O. Reischauer. For a more in-depth review of modern Chinese history (beginning of the Qing dynasty to the early 1980s), Immanuel C.Y. Hsu's The Rise of Modern China should be consulted. Hsu's book is particularly useful for its chapter-by-chapter bibliography. Maurice Meisner's Mao's China and After: A History of the People's Republic presents a comprehensive historical analysis of post-1949 China and provides a selected bibliography.

There are a number of excellent serial publications covering Chinese history topics. These include China Quarterly, Chinese Studies in History, and Journal of Asian Studies. The Association for Asian Studies' annual Bibliography of Asian Studies provides the most comprehensive list of monographs, collections of documents, and articles on Chinese history.

Another good source of bibliographic information can be found at Chinese Cultural Studies: Bibliographical Guide.

A more detailed bibliography is given below


Barnett, A. Doak. Uncertain Pasage: China's Transition to the Post- Mao Era. Washington: Brookings Institution, 1974

Baum, Richard. Prelude to Revolution: Mao, the Party and the Pea- ant Question. New York: Columbia University Press, 1975.

Bedeski, Robert E. "The Evolution of the Modern State in China: Na- tionalist and Communist Continuities," World Politics, XVII, No. 4, July 1975, 541-68.

Bianco, Lucien. "People's China: 25 Years. 'Fu-chiang' and Red Fer- vor," Problems of Communism, XIII, September-October 1974, 2-9.

Bridgham, Philip. "The Fall of Lin Piao," China Quarterly [London], No. 55, July-September 1973, 427-49.

Butterfield, Fox. "The Pendulum in Peking Swings Far--Both Ways," New York Times, December 3, 1978, sect- 4, 1-

Chang, Chun-Shu. The Making of China: Main Themes in Premodern Chinese History. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1975.

Chang, Parris H. Power and Policy in China. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1975.

Chesneaux, Jean. China: The People's Republic, 1949-1976. (Tr., Paul Auster and Lydia Davis.) New York: Pantheon, 1979.

Clubb, O. Edmund, et al. "The People's Republic of China, 1976," Current History, 71, No. 419, September I976, 49ff.

Coye, Molly Joel, and Jon Livingston (eds.). China Yesterday and Today. (2d ed.) New York: Bantam Books, 1979.

Cranmer-Byng, John. "The Chinese View of Their Place in the World: An Historical Perspctive," China Quarterly [London], No. 53, January-March 1973, 67-79.

Dittmer, Lowell. "Bases of Power in Chinese Politics: A Theory and an Analysis of the Fall of the 'Gang of Four'," World Politics, XX, No. 4, October 1978, 26-60.

------. Liu Shao-ch'i and the Chinese Cultural Revolution: The Politics of Mass Criticism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974.

Domes, Jurgen. The Internal Politics of China, 1 949-1972. London:

C. Hurst, 1973.

------. "People's China: 25 Years. The Pattern of Politics," Problems of Communism, XIII, September-October 1974, 20-25.

Domes, Jurgen (ed.). China after the Cultural Revolution: Politics between Two Party Congresses. (With a contribution by MarieLuise Nath.) Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977.

Dreyer, June Teufel. "China's Quest for a Socialist Solution," Problems of Communism, XIV, September-October 1975, 49-62.

Eberhard, Wolfram. A History of China. (4th ed.) Berkeley: Univer- sity of California Press, 1977.

Egashira, K. "Chinese-Style Socialism: Some Aspects of its Origin and Structure," Asian Survey, 15, No. 11, November 1975, 981-95.

Elvin; Mark. The Pattern of the Chinese Pat. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1973.

Fairbank, John K., Edwin O. Reischauer, and Albert Craig. East Asia: The Modern Transformation. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.

------. A History of East Asia Civilization. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973.

Gayn, Mark. "People's China: 25 Years. A View from the Village," Problems of Communism, XIII, September-October 1974, 10-15.

------. "Who after Mao?" Foreign Affairs, 51, No. 2, January 1973, 300-309.

Gittings, John. "New Light on Mao: His View of the World," China Quarterly, [London], No. 60, October-December 1974, 750-66.

------. Peking Exacts Price for Company Hanoi Keeps, Manchester Guardian WeeIdy [Manchester, England], February 25, 1979, 7 -

------. The World and China, 1922-1972. New York: Harper and Row, 1974.

Goodman, David S. G. "China after Chou," World Today [London], 32, No. 6, June 1976, 203-13.

------. "China: The Politics of Succession," World Today [London], 33, No, 4. April 1977, 131-40.

Han, Suyin. The Mornng Deluge: Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Revolution, 1893-1953. London: Jonathan Cape, 1972.

------. Wind in the Tower: Mao Tsctung and the Chinese Revolution 1949-1975. Boston: Little, Brown, 1976.

Harding, Harry, Jr. "Asian Communism in Flux: China after Mao," Problems of Communism, XVI, March-April 1977, 1-18.

------. "China: The lst Year Without Mao," Contemporary China, No. 2, Spring 1978, 81-98.

------. China: The Uncertain Future. (Headline Series, No. 223.) New York: Foreign Policy Association, December 1974.

Hearn, Maxwell K. "An Ancient Chinese Army Rises from Underground Sentinel Duty," Smithsonian, 10, No. 8, November 1979, 38-51.

Hinton, Harold C. (ed.). The People's Republic of China: A Handbook. Boulder: Westview Press, 1979.

Hsiung, James C. Ideology and Practice: The Evolution of Chinese Communism. New York: Praeger, 1970.

Hsu, Cho-yun. "Early Chinese History: The State of the Field," Jourmal of Asian Studies, XXVIII, No. 3, May 1979, 453-75-

Hsu, Immanuel C. Y. The Rise of Modern China. (2d ed.) New York: Oxford University Press, 1975.

Hucker, Charles O. China to 1850: A Short History. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1978.

Johnson, Chalmers (ed.). Ideology and Politics in Contemporary China. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1973.

Kim, Ilpyong J. The Politics of Chinese Communism: Kiangsi under the Soviets. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974.

La Dany, L. "People's China: 25 Years. Shrinking Political Life," Problems of Communism, XXIII, September-October 1974, 25-28.

"Letter from a Chinese College," New York Review, September 25, 1980, 3.

Levenson, Joseph R., and Framz Schurmann. China: An Interpretative History from the Beginnings to the Fall of Han. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969.

Li, Dun J. The Ageless Chinese: A History. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971.

Lieberthal, Kenncth. "China in 1975: The Internal Political Scene," Problems of Communism, XIV, May-June 1975, 1-1 1 -

Lindsay, Michael. "Analysis of the Pcople's Republic of China," Asia Quarterly [Brussels], 2, 1975, 153-74.

------. "The Chinese Communist Party: History and Doctrines." Pages 123-96 in Yuan-li Wu (ed.), China: A Handbook. New York: Praeger, 1973.

Liu, James T. C. Political Institutions in Traditional China: Major Issucs. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1974.

Locwe, Michael. Imperial China: The Historical Background to the Modern Age. New York: Praeger, 1966.

Louis, Victor. The Coming Decline of the Chinese Empire. New York: Times Books, 1979.

MacFarquhar, Roderick. "China after the l0th Congress," World Today [London], 29, No. 12, December 1973, 514-26.

Maitan, Livio. Party, Army, and Mases in China: A Marxist Interprctation of the Cultural Revolution and Its Aftermath. London: New Left Books, 1976.

Meisner, Maurice. Mao's China: A History of the People's Republic, III. (Transformation of Modern China Series.) New York: Free Press, 1977.

Michael, Franz. "China after the Cultural Revolution: The Unresolved Succession Crisis," Orbis, XVII, No. 2, Summer 1973, 315-33.

Mullin, Chris. "Undermining the Great Wall of China," Guardian [Manchester, England], June 10, 1979, 8.

Oksenberg, Michel. "Mao's Policy Commitments, 1921-1976," Prob- lems of Communism, XV, November-December 1979, 1-26.

Oksenberg, Michel, and Steven Goldstein. "The Chinese Political Spectrum," Problems of Communism, XIII, March-April 1974, 1-13.

Onate, Andres D. Chairman Mao and the Chinese Communist Party. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1979-

Pye, Lucian W. "Mao Tse-tung's Leadership Style," Political Science Quarterly, 91, No. 2, Summer 1976, 219-36.

Qi, Wen. China: A General Survey. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1979.

Reischauer, Edwin O. "The Sinic World in Perspective," Foreign Af- fairs, 52, No. 2, January 1974, 341-48.

Reischauer, Edwin O., and John K. Fairbank. The Great Tradition, I: A History of Eat Asian Civilization. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960.

Rice, Edward E. Mao's Way. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1972.

------- Pcople's China: 25 Years. A Radical Break with the Past," Problems of Communism, XIII, September-October 1974, 16-20.

Scalapino, Robert A. "The Struggle for Mao and the Future," Orbis, 21, No. 1, Spring 1977, 29-44.

Service, John S. "Edgar Snow: Some Personal Reminiscences," China Quarterly [London], No. 50, April-June 1972, 209-19.

Solomon, Richard H. Mao's Revolution and the Chinese Political Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971.

Starr, John Bryan. "Chinese Politics 1973-76: From the l0th Party Congress to the Premiership of Hua Kuo-feng: The Significance of the Colour of the Cat," China Quarterly [London], No. 67, September 1976, 457-88.

Teiwes, Frederick C. "Reports from China: Before and After the Cultural Revolution," China Quarterly [London], No. 58, AprilMay 1974, 332-48.

Terrill, Ross. "China in the 1980s," Foreign Affairs, 58, No. 4, Spring 1980, 920-35.

------. 800,000,000: The Real China. Boston: Little, Brown, 1972.

Terrill, Ross (ed.). The China Difference. New York: Harper and Row, 1979.

Thaxton, Ralph. "On Peasant Revolution and National Resistance: Toward a Theory of Peasant Mobilization and Revolutionary War with Special Reference to Modern China," World Politics, 30, No. 1, October 1977, 24-57.

Tung, Chi-ming (comp.). An Outline History of China. (Originally published in Pcople's Republic of China by Foreign Languages Press in 1958 and 1959.) Hong Kong: Joint Publishing, 1979.

Uhalley, Stephen, Jr. Mao Tse-tung: A Critical Biography. New York: New Viewpoints, 1975.

Walder, Andrew G. "Methodological Note: Press Accounts and the Study of Chinese Society," China Quarterly (London], No. 79, September 1979, 568-92.

Wang, Ting. "The Succession Problem," Problems of Communism, 22, No. 3, May-June 1973, 13-24.

Whiting, Allen S. "New Light on Mao: Quemoy 1958: Mao's Miscalculations," China Quarterly [London], No. 62, Junc 1975, 263-70.

Whitson, William W. Chinese Military and Political Leaders and the Distribution of Power in China, 1956-1971 . (R-1091-DOS/ARPA June 1973. A report prepared for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Department of State.) Santa Monica: Rand Corporation, June 1973.

Wich, Richard. "The Tenth Party Congress: The Power Structure and the Succession Question," China Quarterly (London], No. 58, April-May 1974, 231-48.

Wilson, Dick (ed.). Mao Tse-tung in the Scales of History. (A preliminary assessment organized by China Quarterly.) London: Cambridge University Press, 1977.

Wu, Yuan-li (ed.). China: A Handbook. New York: Praeger, 1973. Zhongguo Shouce. Hong Kong: Ta Kung Pao, 1979.

(Various issues of the following periodicals were also used in the preparation of this chapter: Beijing Review [Beijing], March 10, 1978-June 2, 1980; Far Eatern Economic Review [Hong Kong], August 3, 1979-March 17, 1980; Financial Times [London], J anuary 1978-September 1980; Foreign Broadcat Information Service Da ily Report: People's Republic of China [Washington], September 1978-August 1980; joint Publications Research Service: China Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs [Washington], January 1979-June 1980; and Wahington Post, September 1977A ugust 1980.)

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