Making Local China

A Case Study of Yangzhou, 1853-1928

By Xue Li

The book presents a case study on the city of Yangzhou in China. It looks into the historical process of the modern transformation of the local society from 1853 to 1928. Yangzhou experienced profound changes towards modernization, when the nation-state of China gradually took shape at the local level. The Protestant missions played an important role during this process. The study analyzes the changing situations of the local society and the role of Protestant Church as part of the local social fabric, and offers an understanding of how modern China developed out of armed conflicts, power-play, and cooperations among different actors in the local society.

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Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643908940