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In the new millennium all eyes are on China, which many believe has the potential in the near future to rise to world prominence as a political leader and an economic powerhouse. Yet several aspects of Chinese society remain an obstacle to internal growth and of deep concern to the outside world.

In Modern China Graham Hutchings offers a timely and useful reference guide to the people, places, ideas, and events crucial to an understanding of this rising power. The focus is on society and politics and their impact on both China and the world. After an introduction that discusses key themes in twentieth-century China, Hutchings provides over two hundred insightful short essays, arranged alphabetically, that cover central figures and events from Sun Yat-sen to Jiang Zemin and the Boxer Rebellion to Tiananmen Square. Included are separate entries on each province, the current political leadership, and the two colonies recently returned to Chinese control, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as trenchant essays on subjects that remain sensitive within and controversial outside China, such as religion, ethnic minorities, Tibet, Taiwan, and human rights.

Accessible and authoritative, Modern China is invaluable for anyone interested in the transformation of this ancient land into a modern power.

Synopsis:

Modern China offers a timely and useful reference guide to the people, places, ideas, and events crucial to an understanding of this rising power. The focus is on society and politics and their impact on both China and the world. Hutchings provides over two hundred insightful short essays, arranged alphabetically, that cover central figures and events from Sun Yat-sen to Jiang Zemin and the Boxer Rebellion to Tiananmen Square.

About the Author

Graham Hutchingsstudied at the <>School of Oriental and African Studies, University of Londonand was the China correspondent for London's <>Daily Telegraphfor more than a decade.

Table of Contents

List of Maps

List of Illustrations

Note to the Reader

Preface

Introduction: Middle Kingdom to Modern State

COMPANION TO MODERN CHINA

Chronology

Selected Recommended Reading

Index

List of Maps

Physical China

Political China

Major crop areas

Major ethnic minorities

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

China-India disputed borders

The Long March

Macau Special Administrative Region

Manchuguo and China

First stage of the Northern Expedition--1926

Chinese overseas

China's military regions

Urban population

South China Sea

Republic of China on Taiwan

Three Gorges Dam

Tibet

Treaty ports and foreign territories

Tumen River Economic Zone

Weihaiwei and neighbouring foreign territories

Yangtze River

List of Illustrations

(Photographic acknowledgements are given in parentheses)

1. The Empress Dowager Ci Xi (Corbis/Bettmann)

2. Yuan Shi-kai (Popperfoto)

3. Sun Yat-sen (Corbis/Bettmann)

4. Chiang Kai-shek (Corbis)

5. Mao Zedong (Corbis/Bettmann)

6. Deng Xiaoping (Corbis/Bettmann)

7. Jiang Zemin (Corbis/AFP)

8. Chen Shui-bian (Camera Press)

9. Tung Chee-hwa (Corbis/AFP)

10. Edmund Ho Hau-wah (Corbis/AFP)

11. The Politburo Standing Committee (Camera Press)

12. Execution of Boxer rebel (Corbis/Hulton Getty)

13. Armed picket searching a suspected revolutionary (Popperfoto)

14. Japanese soldiers in Hangzhou (Magnum Photos)

15. Mao addresses party members at Yanan (Camera Press)

16. Mao declaring the foundation of the People's Republic of China (Magnum Photos/New China Pictures)

17. Production Brigade marches to work (Magnum Photos/Rene 'Burri)

18. Propaganda poster from the Cultural Revolution (Vintage Magazine Archive)

19. 'Class enemies' being paraded before the masses (Corbis/Bettman)

20. Democracy Wall, Beijing (Colori fic)

21. Demonstrations in Tibet (Katz Pictures/Steve Lehman)

22. Pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square (Topham Picturepoint)

23. Celebrating fifty years of Communist rule (Camera Press)

24. Traditional farming, Hainan (Popperfoto/Reuters)

25. Volkswagen plant, Shanghai (Magnum/Stuart Franklin)

26. The National People's Congress in session (Corbis/AFP)

27. Nanjing Road,Shanghai (Corbis/Keren Su)

28. Shoppers in Beijing (Popperfoto/Reuters)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674012400
Author:
Hutchings, Graham
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
World History - China
Subject:
History-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 halftones on an 8-page insert, 21 map
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 27 oz

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