China Profiled: Essential Facts on Society, Business, and Politics in China / Edition 1

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Series Header: The SYB FactBook Series This is an exciting new series of books for the general reader from the editor and publishers of one of the world's most respected reference books--The Statesman's Yearbook. The FactBooks present everything you need to know about the places, people, and practices of each country in an easy-to-browse format. Complete with key city maps, useful addresses and web sites, these first four country profiles are ideal for the traveler, business person, student, or anyone with an interest in learning about a given country.

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Editorial Reviews

This reference presents essential facts on society, business, and politics in China. It includes information on key historical events, major cities, business and social customs, trade fairs and festivals, industry, economy, defense, trade, and further reading and websites. Contains a few color maps. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312227258
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Series: Statesman's Yearbook Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Turner is the editor of The Statesman's Yearbook. He has been a full-time writer for twenty years and has worked as a journalist and broadcaster in the fields of politics, biography, travel, and education. He holds a Ph.D. in political history.

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Table of Contents

Territory and Population 2
Time Zone Information 7
Regions 7
Anhui Province 7
Beijing Municipality 8
Fujian Province 8
Gansu Province 9
Guangdong Province 10
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region 11
Guizhou Province 11
Hainan Province 12
Hebei Province 13
Heilongjiang Province 13
Henan Province 14
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 15
Hubei Province 15
Hunan Province 16
Jiangsu Province 16
Jiangxi Province 17
Jilin Province 18
Liaoning Province 18
Nei Mongol Autonomous Region (Inner Mongolia) 19
Qinghai Province 19
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region 20
Shaanxi Province 21
Shandong Province 21
Shanghai Municipality 22
Shanxi Province 22
Sichuan Province 23
Taiwan Province 24
Tianjin Municipality 24
Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region 25
Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region 26
Yunnan Province 27
Zhejiang Province 28
Key Historical Events 28
Chronology 46
Xia and Shang Dynasties 46
Zhou Dynasty 46
Qin Dynasty 47
Han Dynasty 47
The Three Kingdoms 47
Sui Dynasty 48
The Tang Dynasty 48
The Five Dynasties and the Ten Kingdoms Period 48
The Song Dynasty 49
The Yuan Dynasty (Mongol Invaders) 49
The Ming Dynasty 49
The Qing Dynasty 50
The Republic 50
The People's Republic 51
The Cultural Revolution 51
Cultural Briefing 53
Calligraphy 53
Painting 53
Theatre 54
Literature 55
Cinema 57
Ceramics 58
Architecture 59
Temple Architecture 59
Selected Historical and Political Biographies 60
Dr Sun Yatsen 60
Mao Zedong 61
Deng Xiaoping 61
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet 62
Mei Lan-Fang 62
Major Cities 63
Beijing (Peking) 63
Shanghai 68
Guangzhou (Canton) 73
Temple of the Six Banyan Trees 75
Octagonal Flower Pagoda 75
Sacred Heart Church 76
Mausoleum of the 72 Martyrs & Memorial of Yellow Flowers 76
Memorial Garden to the Martyrs 76
Hong Kong 76
Victoria Peak 80
University Museum & Art Gallery 80
Sam Tung Uk Museum 80
Man Mo Temple 81
Zoological & Botanic Gardens 81
Taipei (Taiwan) 81
National Palace Museum 84
Chung Cheng (Chiang Kaishek) Memorial Hall 84
Jiang Zemin 87
Zhu Rongji 88
Wu Yi 89
Xiao Yang 89
Han Zhubin 89
Li Peng 90
Hu Jiantao 90
Hong Kong 135
Macao 153
Taiwan 162
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