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One of the most remarkable stories of the last century is the emergence of China as a modern economic giant, poised at the beginning of the 21st century to become a great world power. China has embraced the technological advances of the late 20th century and has provided new opportunities for millions of Chinese to improve their lives. While problems have accompanied this transformation, China's future holds unprecedented prosperity for 1.3 billion Chinese and greatly enhanced ...

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China since 1949

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Overview

One of the most remarkable stories of the last century is the emergence of China as a modern economic giant, poised at the beginning of the 21st century to become a great world power. China has embraced the technological advances of the late 20th century and has provided new opportunities for millions of Chinese to improve their lives. While problems have accompanied this transformation, China's future holds unprecedented prosperity for 1.3 billion Chinese and greatly enhanced international status for the government that is making this possible.


This new textbook on the People's Republic focuses on the changes which have swept through China for the past half-century. As well as providing a coherent narrative of the major events in China's recent past, China Since 1949 also provides an integrated treatment of:


   -  the history of women's experiences under the communist regime
    - the Chinese Communist Party‚Äôs treatment of ethnic minorities within China's borders and the rise of nationalism    among the Mongols, Uighurs and Tibetans
    - the regional differences within China and the resulting tensions
    - the social implications of the Chinese Communist Party's attempts to control every facet of Chinese people's lives.


The accompanying documents providing primary source materials, the Chronology and Who's Who of key figures help to ensure that this is an indispensable text for students studying modern China.

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Editorial Reviews

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'the best introduction to the subject...providing a coherent narrative of the major events of China's recent past.'

Richard Brown, The Historical Association website

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317861768
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/14/2013
  • Series: Seminar Studies
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 1,226,131
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Linda Benson is Professor of History at Oakland University, Michigan.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
A Note on Romanization and Pronunciation of Chinese Words
Acknowledgements
Publishers' Acknowledgements
Chronology of Major Events
Maps
Pt. 1 China's Past 1
1 General Introduction 3
2 Geographical and Historical Background 11
Pt. 2 China Under the Communist Party 17
3 China's New Revolutionary Road, 1949-57 19
4 The Radical Maoist Phase, 1958-76 32
5 Building Reform-Era China, 1977-89 46
6 Deepening Reform: China in the 1990s 60
7 New Society, New Challenges 67
8 China and the World 79
Pt. 3 Assessing China's Half-Century Under the CCP 85
9 Conclusions 87
Pt. 4 Documents 91
Glossary 121
Who's Who 132
Bibliography 136
Index 141
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