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Historiography, modern
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1. Main Features

In addition to the dynamics of its own tradition, Chinese historiography of the past 150 years has been subject to three influences: socio-political developments since the mid-19th century, intellectual influences from the West, and the considerable expansion in the inventory of historical sources. Imposed upon by t…

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Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, Susanne and Schneider, Axel, “Historiography, modern”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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