China in the Twentieth Century / Edition 2

China in the Twentieth Century / Edition 2

by Paul Bailey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631203281

ISBN-13: 9780631203285

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

Overview

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

Table of Contents

Author's Note.

Maps.

Introduction.

1. The End of the Imperial Monarchy.

2. The Early Republic.

3. The Rise of the Guomindang and the Chinese Communist Party.

4. The War of Resistance against Japan.

5. The New Communist Government.

6. Mao's Road to Socialism.

7. The Post-Maoist Order.

Conclusion.

Glossary of Chinese Terms.

Bibliography.

Index.

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