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The historical past of China is a heritage of struggle. hardly in its 3,000-year life has the rustic now not been beset through conflict, uprising, or raids. struggle used to be a prime resource of innovation, social evolution, and fabric development within the mythical period, Hsia dynasty, and Shang dynasty--indeed, struggle used to be the strength that shaped the 1st cohesive chinese language empire, surroundings China on a trajectory of nation development and competitive task that keeps to this day.
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It was also a bottom-up process, as speciﬁc Cambridge Collections Online © Cambridge University Press, 2009 Social and political developments groups, from intellectuals, businessmen and professionals, to workers, women, students and ﬁnally peasants, claimed membership in the nation, partly to pursue their own interests. Efforts to forge a modern China inevitably involved not only political questions such as the distribution of power and wealth, but also cultural questions. Indeed, ever more radical calls for political change also led to blanket condemnations of ‘tradition’ and ‘the old culture’.
To make matters even more complicated, just as ‘European’ can describe cultures that are outside Europe, so too is ‘Chinese’ an adjective that can travel the globe. Nonetheless, its origins stem from the Chinese empire. The contributors to this volume are cognizant of the fact that ‘Chinese’ contains remnants of imperial times when ‘China’ was not only the centre of the world, but also ‘all under heaven’ (tianxia), a term that indicated the traditional Chinese view of the world: that the Chinese civilization was all there was in the universe.
Social strains were becoming evident by the end of the eighteenth century. Although the overall economy had seen considerable growth, many areas were now suffering from overpopulation, as farm sizes shrank. Even among the gentry, the exams were producing more graduates than there were ofﬁcial posts for them. The systemic problems the Qing faced were becoming evident: above all, ﬁscal strains, an inability to ﬁnance local government, and the consequent rise of what was in effect tax farming by local gentry.