Twentieth Century China: A History in Documents / Edition 1

Twentieth Century China: A History in Documents / Edition 1

by R. Keith Schoppa
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195147456

ISBN-13: 9780195147452

Pub. Date: 09/16/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Using a wide variety of primary sources, such as official reports and public statements, eyewitness and participant accounts, newspaper articles, political posters, cartoons, poetry, songs, and advertisements, R. Keith Schoppa paints a picture of a society undergoing dramatic changes, both political and social. Taken together, these documents tell a dramatic and often…  See more details below

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Using a wide variety of primary sources, such as official reports and public statements, eyewitness and participant accounts, newspaper articles, political posters, cartoons, poetry, songs, and advertisements, R. Keith Schoppa paints a picture of a society undergoing dramatic changes, both political and social. Taken together, these documents tell a dramatic and often violent tale, alternately soaring with hope and plunging into deep despair, of a country undergoing a thorough transformation - a transformation that affects the world at large.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195147452
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/16/2004
Series:
Pages from History Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Prologue : the boxer catastrophe15
Ch. 1An old world dies; a new one is born25
Ch. 2The slide into chaos37
Ch. 3Forming a new culture : the May Fourth Movement51
Ch. 4Which way do we go? : revolution in the 1920s63
Ch. 5The Nanjing decade77
Ch. 6Communist resurgence93
Ch. 7China at war : the fight against Japan107
Ch. 8Civil war121
Ch. 9The Mao years135
Ch. 10Picture essay : the cult of Mao Zedong153
Ch. 11"To get rich is glorious" : the reforms of Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin159
Ch. 12Political authoritarianism175
Ch. 13China and the world at the turn of the century189

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