A collection of a dozen essays taking readers from the Qing to the 21st century by leading historians in the field, as well as a “coda,” or epilogue, that I wrote trying to show how history plays a role in today’s society.
You can see a list of contributors below, or go to the publisher’s website for more details and purchasing options. Please also read an excerpt of my coda in The Guardian in the right-hand column of this page or by clicking here.
This book was published in June 2016 in the U.K. and September 2016 in the United States.
CHINA’S MEMORY MANIPULATORS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Jeffrey Wasserstrom: Introduction
1: Anne Gerritsen: From Late Ming to High Qing, 1550-1792
2: Stephen R. Platt: New Domestic and Global Challenges, 792-1860
3: Robert Bickers: Restoration and reform, 1860-1900
4: Peter Zarrow: Felling a Dynasty, Founding a Republic
5: James Carter: The Rise of Nationalism and Revolutionary Parties, 1919-1937
6: Rana Mitter: The War Years, 1937-1949
7: S. A. Smith: The Early Years of the People’s Republic, 1950-1964
8: Richard Curt Kraus: The Cultural Revolution Era, 1964-1976
9: Timothy Cheek: Reform and Rebuilding, 1976-1988
10: Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Kate Merkel-Hess: Tiananmen and Its Aftermath, 1989-1999
11: William A. Callahan: China Rising, 2000-201
12: Ian Johnson: The Presence of the Past – A Coda