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Intellectuals and the State in Modern China

“With deft sketches of personal and political history, Grieder brings to life the thinkers’ personalities and the historical situations they faced.” ­– Political Science Quarterly

Jerome B. Grieder traces the accomplishments and lives of Chinese intellectuals.

From notable figures of the Boxer Rebellion to the birth of the Peoples Republic, Intellectuals and the State in Modern China details these primary figures’ responses to change and tradition.

Jerome B. Grieder is Professor of History at Brown University. Born in Canton, China, he received his Ph.D. in history and Far Eastern languages at Harvard University. His previous book, Hu Shih and the Chinese Renaissance: Liberalism in the Chinese Revolution, 1917-1937, was awarded the J.K. Fairbank Prize by the American Historical Association.