The Internationalization of China: Foreign Relations At Home and Abroad in the Republican Era

@article{Kirby1997TheIO,
  title={The Internationalization of China: Foreign Relations At Home and Abroad in the Republican Era},
  author={William C. Kirby},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  year={1997},
  volume={150},
  pages={433 - 458}
}
  • W. Kirby
  • Published 1 June 1997
  • History
  • The China Quarterly
Nothing mattered more. Chinese history during the era of the first Republic was defined and shaped - and must ultimately be interpreted - according to the nature of its foreign relations. While few would dispute the contributions of what Paul Cohen has called a “more interior approach”1 to modern Chinese historical studies in the past two decades, there is no point searching for some uniquely “China-centred” historical narrative for this period. Everything important had an international… 

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