China in the Twentieth Century / Edition 2

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Overview

"China exerts increasing influence on the global economy, and the country's fascinating and turbulent recent history demands our understanding. This overview tells the story of a century that saw three political revolutions and considerable social and cultural upheaval." 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.
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"A thoroughly competent study ... the glossary of Chinese terms is especially useful..." Asian Studies Review

"In Bailey's account of china's major political milestones in the twentieth century, the selection of facts and his generalisations are sound and convincing. The book's greatest strength lies in the strategy of presentation [and is] a refreshing departure from the omniscient viewpoint and mononarrative of many texts. The author has accomplished a great deal here... this book deserves very serious consideration for undergraduate and graduate courses." Craig Dietrich, University of Southern Maine, Portland, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631203285
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/16/2001
  • Series: Historical Association Studies Series , #1
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul J. Bailey is Reader in East Asian History at the University of Edinburgh. He formerly taught at Lingnan College, Hong Kong and the University of Durham, England. His previous publications include Postwar Japan: 1945 to the Present (Blackwell, 1996), Strengthen the Country and Enrich the People: The Reform Writings of Ma Jianzhong 1845–1900 (1998) and Reform the People: Changing Attitudes to Popular Education in Early Twentieth-century China (1991).

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Table of Contents

Author's Note
Map
Introduction 1
1 The End of the Imperial Monarchy 14
2 The Early Republic 68
3 The Rise of the Guomindang and the Chinese Communist Party 93
4 The War of Resistance Against Japan 120
5 The New Communist Government 144
6 Mao's Road to Socialism 166
7 The Post-Maoist Order 198
Conclusion 232
Glossary of Chinese Terms 241
Bibliography 248
Index 276
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