Of camel kings and other things: rural rebels against modernity in late imperial China

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Roman & Littlefield, 1999 - History - 305 pages
From the perspective of village activists across China, this book tells the stories of farmers and rural laborers who raised the banner of opposition to constitutional reform during the first decade of the twentieth century. Using county archives-including oral histories-as well as memoirs, periodical literature, missionary records, and official documents both Chinese and foreign, Of Camel Kings and Other Things constructs, from fragmented sources, a coherent historical view vital to our understanding of China's twentieth-century crises and the dilemmas of modernity itself.

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Prazniak is Elliot Professor of History at Hampden-Sydney College.

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