Building Heaven in China

Review of The Great Chinese Revolution: 1800-1985 by John King FairbankBy KENDRICK KUO Studying China is less about studying a country, and more about studying a civilization, with all the complexities hidden within a supposedly unified edifice. China has a long history of integrating state, society, and culture, under the emperor who was himself integral to the balance of the cosmic order. With such a rich history, why do popular conceptions of the modernization of China revolve solely … [Read more...]