The Cambridge Modern China Series was established to capitalize on the recent explosion of available source materials for modern China studies. The expansion of new research opportunities has occurred in all periods of modern China studies and has helped to narrow the gaps between them. In particular it has diminished the centrality of the political dates that have defined various eras in our century - 1911 and 1949 - and scholarship is increasingly able to research patterns of continuities amid the great changes of the past century. The series emphasizes work that brings fresh material to bear on contemporary issues, and encourages comparative work both within and beyond the modern China field (Taiwan and the People's Republic of China, and across the Qing, Republican, and contemporary eras).
General Editor: William Kirby, Harvard University