Access to History The People's Republic of China 1949-76 / Edition 2

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Overview


The second edition of this best-selling title has been revised and updated to reflect the needs of the current specifications. The title charts China's remarkable and tumultuous development from the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949 to Mao's death in 1976. The book examines the widespread social and economic change that resulted from the Communist revolution, including the changes to agriculture, the five-year plans and the hundred-flowers campaign. It then goes on to look at the reasons for the Cultural Revolution and its legacy. In addition the author analyzes Mao's status as a political leader and his importance in the domestic developments of China from 1949 to 76. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340929278
  • Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition description: In Print
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Lynch is Modern History Lecturer at Leicester University

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction - China under Mao, 1949-76
Background
The Shape of Chinese history after 1949
China and the historians
Study Guide
2. The Early Years of the PRC, 1949-56
The consolidation of Communist power, 1949-56
Tibet and Taiwan
Revolution in agriculture
Industry - the First Five-year Plan
The 'Anti' campaigns
Study Guide
3. Errors and disasters, 1957-66
The Hundred Flowers Campaign, 1957
The Great Leap Forward, 1958-62
The Great Famine, 1959-62
The Power Struggle, 1962-66
Study Guide
4. The Cultural Revolution, 1966-76
Mao's Motives
Preparing the ground
The Red Guard Terror
The Fall of Lin Biao
Reining in the Revolution
Study Guide
5. Life in Mao's China, 1949-76
Mao's impact on China
Education
The Status of Women
The PLA
The remoulding of Chinese Culture
Study Guide
6. Mao's China and the Wider World
Mao and Stalin
The Korean War, 1950-53
Mao and Khrushchev
The Bamboo Curtain
Mao and the USA
Mao and the Cold war
Study Guide

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