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China in the Twentieth Century (Historical Association Studies)

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China exerts increasing influence on the global economy, and the country's fascinating and turbulent recent history demands our understanding. This clear and convincing overview tells the story of a century that saw three political revolutions and considerable social and cultural upheaval.

The author moves fluently between social, political and cultural history and frequently brings gender into the picture, showing that events such as revolutions can have very different effects on men and women. His exploration of the transformations China has undergone integrates ideas from the very latest scholarship, reminding readers that history is not just about what happened, but also about differing interpretations and approaches.

The book concludes with a discussion of recent reforms by the Chinese Communist Party in its aim to raise the living standards of the country's 1.3 billion inhabitants and strengthen the foundations of one-party rule.

Synopsis:

China exerts increasing influence on the global economy, and the country's fascinating and turbulent recent history demands our understanding. This clear and convincing overview tells the story of a century that saw three political revolutions and considerable social and cultural upheaval. The author moves fluently between social, political and cultural history and frequently brings gender into the picture, showing that events such as revolutions can have very different effects on men and women. His exploration of the transformations China has undergone integrates ideas from the very latest scholarship, reminding readers that history is not just about what happened, but also about differing interpretations and approaches. The book concludes with a discussion of recent reforms by the Chinese Communist Party in its aim to raise the living standards of the country's 1.3 billion inhabitants and strengthen the foundations of one-party rule.

Synopsis:

This overview of twentieth-century history in China tells the story of a fascinating country undergoing political revolutions and social and cultural upheaval.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [248]-275) and index.

About the Author

Paul J. Bailey is Reader in East Asian History at the University of Edinburgh. He formerly taught at Lingnan College, Hong Kong and the University of Durham, England. His previous publications include Postwar Japan: 1945 to the Present (Blackwell, 1996), Strengthen the Country and Enrich the People: The Reform Writings of Ma Jianzhong 1845–1900 (1998) and Reform the People: Changing Attitudes to Popular Education in Early Twentieth-century China (1991).

Table of Contents

Author's Note.

Maps.

Introduction.

1. The End of the Imperial Monarchy.

2. The Early Republic.

3. The Rise of the Guomindang and the Chinese Communist Party.

4. The War of Resistance against Japan.

5. The New Communist Government.

6. Mao's Road to Socialism.

7. The Post-Maoist Order.

Conclusion.

Glossary of Chinese Terms.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631203285
Author:
Bailey, Paul
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Author:
Bailey
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
History
Subject:
China
Subject:
Communism
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Communisim.
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
China History 20th century.
Subject:
Communism -- China -- History.
Subject:
World History - China
Subject:
Twentieth Century & Contemporary History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Historical Association studies
Series Volume:
SB-116
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.14x5.60x.86 in. .81 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » China
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , China exerts increasing influence on the global economy, and the country's fascinating and turbulent recent history demands our understanding. This clear and convincing overview tells the story of a century that saw three political revolutions and considerable social and cultural upheaval. The author moves fluently between social, political and cultural history and frequently brings gender into the picture, showing that events such as revolutions can have very different effects on men and women. His exploration of the transformations China has undergone integrates ideas from the very latest scholarship, reminding readers that history is not just about what happened, but also about differing interpretations and approaches. The book concludes with a discussion of recent reforms by the Chinese Communist Party in its aim to raise the living standards of the country's 1.3 billion inhabitants and strengthen the foundations of one-party rule.
"Synopsis" by , This overview of twentieth-century history in China tells the story of a fascinating country undergoing political revolutions and social and cultural upheaval.
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