Summary: This is a study of China from the 1800s to the present day. It focuses on China's problems of development--the decay and collapse of the Chinese Empire, its failure to recover in the first half of the twentieth century, and its rapid emergence in world affairs since the Communist Party Revolution of 1949. This new edition examines economic growth, updates Chinese foreign policy, provides a revised account of the Tiananmen Incident, and brings the chronology completel
Summary: This is a study of China from the 1800s to the present day. It focuses on China's problems of development--the decay and collapse of the Chinese Empire, its failure to recover in the first half of the twentieth century, and its rapid emergence in world affairs since the Communist Party Revolution of 1949. This new edition examines economic growth, updates Chinese foreign policy, provides a revised account of the Tiananmen Incident, and brings the chronology completely up to date. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:2ND 02 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Oxford University Press Published: 05/15/2003 International: No
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Jack Gray is Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Studies in Democratisation at the University of Warwick.
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List of Maps and Table Chronology Emperors of the Late Qing Dynasty The Imperial Examination System Notes on Chinese Names
1. The Traditional Society 2. The Opening of China 3. The Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864 4. Conflict with the Western Powers, 1843-1861 5. The Self-Strengthening Movement 6. Reform and Revolution 7. The Chinese Economy 8. The War-lord Era 9. The Radicalization of Chinese Politics 10. The Rise of Chiang Kaishek 11. The Nationalist Regime, 1928-1937 12. The Chinese Communist Party, 1927-1934 13. The Chinese Communist Party, 1935-1949 14. The Chinese People's Republic 15. The Great Leap Forward 16. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, I 17. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, II 18. China Since the Death of Mao 19. Conclusion: The Modernisation of China
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