The Global in the Local: A Century of War, Commerce, and Technology in China

Xin Zhang

  • PublishedApril, 2024
  • Binding平裝 / 21*14.8 / 320pages / 單色(黑) / 中文
  • Publisher國立臺灣大學出版中心
  • SeriesHumanities and Society Series 27
  • ISBN978-986-350-813-7
  • GPN1011300286
  • Price NT$480
  • Paper Books San Min Books / wunan / / National Books / iRead / eslite / TAAZE /
In The Global in the Local: A Century of War, Commerce, and Technology, Professor Xin Zhang transforms our comprehension of modern Chinese history by diverging from Eurocentric perspectives. Zhang introduces the groundbreaking concept of global in the local history, interweaving three compelling case studies that vividly illustrate the profound impact of global changes on the tapestry of everyday life. From the tragic events during the First Opium War in 1842 to the transformation of business transactions facilitated by unscrupulous brokers and the unprecedented introduction of steam-powered ships in market transportation, the reader is immersed in a world where ordinary Chinese people contend with forces reshaping the very essence of their existence.
The book furnishes a valuable tool for future scholars seeking to understand the intricate negotiations between local societies and global transformations. Zhang's meticulous research and compelling storytelling render this book an indispensable resource, illuminating China's historical evolution and its enduring impact on the present.

Xin Zhang, Professor of History at Indiana University, Indianapolis, U.S.A.


第一章 日漸成形的全球與十九世紀前的中國

第一部分 戰爭是負面接觸的方式

第二章 鴉片戰爭前的鎮江
第三章 鎮江之戰
第四章 侵略者與被侵略者

第二部分 跨區域貿易和亞洲貿易網絡

第五章 十九世紀的貿易體系轉型
第六章 連接南北貿易
第七章 上海貿易網絡

第三部分 中國社會與西方技術

第八章 蒸汽航行與西方經濟擴張
第九章 小蒸汽船時代
第十章 外來技術與地方社會