The People's Republic of China

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The Genocide and Persecution series offers readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods in world history; each volume is an anthology of previously published materials on acts of geno; This title explores genocide and persecution in the People's Republic of China, including the historical/cultural background of events from the rise of the communist People's Republic of China in 1949 to the present. Issues surrounding events such as Chin; The...
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Overview


The Genocide and Persecution series offers readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods in world history; each volume is an anthology of previously published materials on acts of geno; This title explores genocide and persecution in the People's Republic of China, including the historical/cultural background of events from the rise of the communist People's Republic of China in 1949 to the present. Issues surrounding events such as Chin; The histories of nations across the globe are marked by dark periods of mass murder, brutal repression, and unrelenting persecution. Remembering and understanding such incidents is vitally important. The Genocide and Persecution series offers students and
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737762532
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 8/24/2012
  • Series: Genocide and Persecution Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface 1

Foreword 5

World Map 16

Chronology 18

Chapter 1 Historical Background on the People's Republic of China

Chapter Exercises 22

1 China's Recent History Has Been Full of Turmoil Judith Banister 24

2 Leader Mao Zedong Discusses the People's Communes of the Great Leap Forward Mao Zedong 34

3 Unintended Famines and Other Catastrophes Resulted from China's Great Leap Forward R.J. Rummel 42

4 China's Red Guards Make Their Aims and Tactics Known: Congress of the Red Guards of Universities and Colleges in Peking (Beijing) 49

5 China's Ethnic Minorities Suffered Greatly During the Cultural Revolution Colin Mackerras 56

6 A Description of the Government Crackdown in Tiananmen Square: Amnesty International 62

7 Muslim Uighurs in China's Xinjiang Province Face Many Forms of Discrimination Ross Terrill 74

8 One Way China Responds to Dissidents Is by "Disappearing" Them Michael Wines 82

Chapter 2 Controversies Surrounding the People's Republic of China

Chapter Exercises 90

1 Mao's Great Leap Forward "Killed 45 Million in Four Years" Arifa Akbar 92

2 China's Great Leap Forward Was Based on High Ideals but Had Unexpected Consequences William Harms 96

3 The Cultural Revolution Continues to Cast a Dark Shadow over China William A. Joseph 102

4 Chinese Leaders Learned from Both the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution Zhao Huanxin Zhou Wa 107

5 Ending the Demonstrations in Tiananmen Square Was Necessary Chen Xitong 113

6 Some Chinese Generals Refused to Participate in the Tiananmen Square Crackdown John Garnaut 121

7 Chinese and Minority Explanations of a Uighur Riot Vary Ariana Eunjung Cha 124

8 The Chinese Governments Investment in Its Minority Population Is Appreciated by Some Minority Group Members Xinhua 130

9 China Treats Dissidents Poorly Gillian Wong 137

10 China's Human Rights Record Is Improving Associated Press 142

Chapter 3 Personal Narratives

Chapter Exercises 146

1 Memories of a Political Prisoner from the Years of the Great Leap Forward Zhang Xianliang 147

2 A Family Struggles During the Cultural Revolution Yukui Liu 154

3 Returning to Tiananmen Square Ma Jian 162

4 A Uighur Activist Recalls a Government Crackdown Rebiya Kadeer 176

Glossary 182

Organizations to Contact 184

List of Primary Source Documents 188

For Further Research 191

Index 195

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