China's Politics in Perspective

China's Politics in Perspective

by Harold S. Quigley

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China's Politics in Perspective was first published in 1962. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

In a concise, readable diagnosis of present-day China, this book provides the perspective which is needed for a realistic view of the Chinese situation today.

Professor Quigley introduces the reader to contemporary political, economic, and social conditions on the mainland and on Nationalist-held Taiwan by briefly reviewing the basic tenets of Confucianism and other classical philosophies, the principal aspects of the imperial system, and the domestic and foreign influences which contributed to the collapse of monarchy in 1911. He recalls the revolutionary doctrine of Sun Yat-sen and surveys the nature and conduct of government under the first and second republics and the forces that operated for and against the transfer of liberal ideals from paper to practice. After showing how the Communist leadership gained its foothold and present control, he discusses the ideologies of Mao Tse-tung and Chiang Kai-shek, the structure and administration of their governments and major parties, their economic, social, and foreign policies, the independence movement on Taiwan, the prospects for democracy and the dilemma in which the United States has been placed by the victory of the Communists over a wartime ally.

In addition to being appropriate for general readers and for study groups interested in contemporary affairs, the book is especially suitable for use as a college text.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816660445
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 03/30/1962
Series: Minnesota Archive Editions
Edition description: Minnesota Archive Editions
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Harold S. Quigley was an authority on the Far East, a professor at the University of Minnesota, and a president of the Association for Asian Studies. He is the author of a number of other books on the Far East and lived, traveled, and carried on research in China and Japan.

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