China since 1949 / Edition 2

China since 1949 / Edition 2

by Linda Benson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1408237695

ISBN-13: 9781408237694

Pub. Date: 07/27/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

…  See more details below

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’s 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.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408237694
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/27/2011
Series:
Seminar Studies Series
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
986,238
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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. 1China's Past1
1General Introduction3
2Geographical and Historical Background11
Pt. 2China Under the Communist Party17
3China's New Revolutionary Road, 1949-5719
4The Radical Maoist Phase, 1958-7632
5Building Reform-Era China, 1977-8946
6Deepening Reform: China in the 1990s60
7New Society, New Challenges67
8China and the World79
Pt. 3Assessing China's Half-Century Under the CCP85
9Conclusions87
Pt. 4Documents91
Glossary121
Who's Who132
Bibliography136
Index141

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >