No publication details. (circa1934). Stock ID #159936
Complete Part Three of the "General History of Qing Dynasty" [清代通史] in 2 volumes by the modern Chinese historian Xiao Yishan (1902-1978). This work is made up of 10 chapters which focuses on the Boxer Rebellion and Chinese Qing government's politics and foreign affairs. Volume I: 38 + 124 + 228 + 280pp. Volume II: 497 + 130pp. Rebound in modern cloth boards, titled in gilt on the spine. Upper wrapper with title and list of contents of both volumes laid down with some loss not affecting the text, 8 pages of volume 2 (p.123-130)are also laid down. Title of volume one gives the incorrect information of the volume number whereas on the spine the correct volume number is shown. Browned throughout, with occasional tears and minor loss. A stamp in the set which says "Complete set, two volumes, cost four Dayang " (silver coins which were in use as Chinese currency) suggests the books were published and sold during Chinese Minguo period (1911-1949). Text in traditional Chinese. "General History of Qing Dynasty" was written and published over almost a decade (from 1923 to 1930). The first part was first published in 1923 while Xiao Yishan (1902-1978) was still a student at Peking University.
This two volume set is the third part of the series and is Xiao's lecture notes from the period he was lecturing at Peking Political College of Culture and History [北平文史政治學院] between 1928 and 1930. He was the founder and principal of the college. Volume one lists very detailed information on the Qing imperial officials both local and central governments and also presents famous Qing scholars' origin and major works. Volume two focuses on the rising and falling of Taiping Rebellion movement in China and also covers the political history under the reign of Tongzhi Emperor (1861-1875) (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159936).