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By W. Scott Morton, Charlton M. Lewis

ISBN-10: 007146526X

ISBN-13: 9780071465267

“A extraordinary activity! So lucid, beautfully written, with nice diversity and perception. this may set a brand new common for brief normal histories of China.”

—Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of historical past at Rutgers University

Newly up to date and revised, China: Its heritage and tradition, Fourth version, comprises the the most important social and fiscal alterations that experience taken position in China over the past decade. via wealthy aspect and fascinating illustrations, the e-book strains China’s heritage from Neolithic instances to the current day.

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We were practically beggars back in 1852," Mother often reminded her children. " The heat of that day and the smell of rot that came from my father's corpse stayed with me as well. The expression on Mother's face when she was forced to sell her last possession, a jade hairpin that was a wedding gift from our father, was the saddest I had ever seen. As Emperor Hsien Feng's senior wife, Empress Nuharoo attended my mother's funeral. It was considered a great honor for my family. As a devout Buddhist, Nuharoo disregarded tradition in accepting my invitation.

Crossing the male-female line" was the name of my crime. I was able to quash the move, but it became increasingly difficult to offer posts to non-Manchus. Prince Kung's anti-Han attitude began to have a negative impact. The Han Chinese ministers understood my hardship and did their best to help, including swallowing insults from their Manchu colleagues. The disrespect I witnessed on a daily basis devastated me. When Prince Kung insisted in an audience that I hire back the Manchu officers who had failed in their duties, I walked out.

I sent one as a birthday gift to General Tseng Kuo-fan, the biggest warlord in China, who dominated the country's military. I wanted the general to know that I appreciated him, although I recently demoted him in my son's name, under pressure from the court's pro-Manchu conservatives, who called themselves Ironhats. The Ironhats could not stand the fact that the Han Chinese, through hard work, were gaining power. I wanted General Tseng to know that I meant him no harm and that I was aware that I had wronged him.

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