China in the Twentieth Century / Edition 2

China in the Twentieth Century / Edition 2

by Paul Bailey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631230300

ISBN-13: 9780631230304

Pub. Date: 10/16/2001

Publisher: Wiley

China exerts increasing influence on the global economy, and the country's fascinating and turbulent recent history demands our understanding. This clear and convincing overview tells the story of a century that saw three political revolutions and considerable social and cultural upheaval. The author moves fluently between social, political and cultural history and

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China exerts increasing influence on the global economy, and the country's fascinating and turbulent recent history demands our understanding. This clear and convincing overview tells the story of a century that saw three political revolutions and considerable social and cultural upheaval. The author moves fluently between social, political and cultural history and frequently brings gender into the picture, showing that events such as revolutions can have very different effects on men and women. His exploration of the transformations China has undergone integrates ideas from the very latest scholarship, reminding readers that history is not just about what happened, but also about differing interpretations and approaches. The book concludes with a discussion of recent reforms by the Chinese Communist Party in its aim to raise the living standards of the country's 1.3 billion inhabitants and strengthen the foundations of one-party rule.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631230304
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/16/2001
Series:
Historical Association Studies Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note
Map
Introduction1
1The End of the Imperial Monarchy14
2The Early Republic68
3The Rise of the Guomindang and the Chinese Communist Party93
4The War of Resistance Against Japan120
5The New Communist Government144
6Mao's Road to Socialism166
7The Post-Maoist Order198
Conclusion232
Glossary of Chinese Terms241
Bibliography248
Index276

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