From the Opium War to the May 4th Movement
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Published by China Books & Periodicals .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL11490330M
ISBN 100835121615
ISBN 109780835121613

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  From the Opium War to the May 4th Movement by Hu Sheng, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(3). Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. From the Opium War to the May Fourth Movement in SearchWorks catalog Skip to search Skip to main content. From the Opium War to the May Fourth Movement / Hu Sheng ; translated by Dun J. Li. Alternative titles: Tsʻung ya pʻien chan cheng tao wu ssu yün tung. English: Main author: Hu, Sheng. Format: Book . You may well ask why a country that boasted of the “glorious traditions of the British Flag” came to fight a war not just on behalf of drug smugglers, but in order to force a sovereign nation to The book is a concise history of the First and Second Opium Wars between Britian and the Chinese Empire.4/5(21).

eighty-odd years from the first Opium War () to the May Fourth movement and the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (— ) as the modern period, or jindai. (The contemporary period, or xiandai, begins at the second date.) The chief characteristic of the. irreplaceable library collections of countless Chinese manuscripts and books. 9 See Sheng Hu. From the Opium War to the May Fourth Movement. Trans. Dun J. .   6 H.-P. Chang, Commissioner Lin and the Opium War (), ix. 7 The starting premise, when it comes to China's historical interactions with international law, invariably relates to how China, self-identified as the Middle Kingdom, did not possess any conception of .   While the May Fourth Incident occurred on May 4, , the May Fourth Movement began in when China declared war against Germany. During World War I, China supported the Allies on the condition that control over Shandong Province, the birthplace of Confucius, would be returned to China if the Allies triumphed.

The Opium Wars in the midth century were a critical juncture in modern Chinese history. The first Opium War was fought between China and Great Britain from to In the second Opium War, from to , a weakened China fought both Great Britain and France. China lost both wars. May Fourth Movement, intellectual revolution and sociopolitical reform movement that occurred in China in – The movement was directed toward national independence, emancipation of the individual, and rebuilding society and culture. In , in the face of Japanese encroachment on China. The May Fourth Movement was an anti-imperialist, cultural, and political movement which grew out of student protests in Beijing on 4 May In retaliation to the Chinese government's weak response to the Treaty of Versailles, students protested against the government's decision to allow Japan to retain territories in Shandong that had been surrendered by Germany after the Siege of Tsingtao. The May 4th Movement twenty years ago marked a new stage in China's bourgeois-democratic revolution against imperialism and feudalism. The cultural reform movement which grew out of the May 4th Movement was only one of the manifestations of this revolution. the Opium War, the War of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, the Sino-Japanese War of.