Charles Patrick Fitzgerald
|Charles Patrick Fitzgerald|
5 March 1902|
London, England, United Kingdom
|Died||13 April 1992
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Known for||East Asian studies (focus on China)|
Charles Patrick Fitzgerald (better known as C. P. Fitzgerald) (5 March 1902 – 13 April 1992) was a British historian.
Early life and education
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He first visited China at age 21, and subsequently lived and worked there for over 20 years. Between 1946 and 1950 he worked there for the British Council. After leaving China, Fitzgerald served as a Reader in Far Eastern history at the Australian National University, located in Canberra, Australia, from 1951 to 1953. He later became Professor of Far Eastern History at the university's Institute of Advanced Studies, from 1953 to 1967.
Fitzgerald's best-known book, China, A Short Cultural History (1935), has been reprinted and revised several times. He authored many other books and articles, including Revolution in China (1952), The Chinese View of Their Place in the World (1964), Empress Wu (1955), Communism takes China (1971), The Southern Expansion of the Chinese People (1972), China and South East Asia since 1945 (1973), and Why China? (1985).
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- Works by or about Charles Patrick Fitzgerald in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Photography of China by C. P. Fitzgerald, Royal Geographical Society
- MS5189 - Fitzgerald's Papers at the Australian National Library
- , photographs of Fitzgerald at the National Library of Australia's Trove
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