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Overview

China will be watched closely in the 1990s as it moves toward a market economy while retaining Communist control; as it deals with the repercussions of the Tiananmen Square suppression; as the Republic of China in Taiwan continues to make immense economic strides; and as Hong Kong,a British Crown colony since 1842,nears return to the People's Republic. In this edition of his book,Dr. Morton provides illuminating background information and rich insights into these developments. He has also revised the volume throughout,bringing up to date the sections on literature,law,the family,housing,and the role of women. For Westerners—whether students,travelers,or interested readers,there is no better introduction to China,past and present,than this concise yet beautifully written volume.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070434240
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition description: 3rd ed., 2nd McGraw-Hill pbk. ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
A Note on Spelling and Pronunciation
Introduction 1
1 The Land and the People of China 5
2 Origins and Early History 11
3 The Formative Period 22
Zhou Dynasty: 1027-221 B.C.
4 Religion and Philosophy 29
5 Unification and Expansion 45
Qin Dynasty: 221-206 B.C.
Han Dynasty: 206 B.C.-A.D. 221
6 Outsiders, Generals, and Eccentrics 71
The Six Dynasties Period: A.D. 222-589
7 The Flowering of Chinese Civilization 81
Sui Dynasty: 589-618
Tang Dynasty: 618-907
8 The Chinese Enter on Their Modern Times 98
Five Dynasties: 907-960, North China
Ten Kingdoms: 907-970, South China
Song Dynasty: 960-1126
Jin Dynasty (Jurchen): 1126-1234, North China
Southern Song Dynasty: 1127-1279, South China
9 The Mongol Interruption 115
Yuan Dynasty: 1280-1368
10 The Restoration and Consolidation of Chinese Rule 123
Ming Dynasty: 1368-1644
11 The Manzhou: Summit and Decline of the Empire 137
Qing Dynasty: 1644-1911
12 The Impact of the West in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries 148
13 The Republican Revolution 1900-1949 175
14 The Communist Revolution 1949-1965 200
15 The Cultural Revolution 1966-1979 214
16 The New Communism 1980-1992 226
17 China, The Pacific Rim, and the World Community 246
18 Chinese Society 264
Chronology 294
Selected Bibliography 304
Index 309
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