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Chinas rise to global prominence is one of the most remarkable stories of our time.  Millions of urban Chinese today enjoy lifestyles unthinkable in the days of Chairman Maos communist regime, and the countrys leadership has made continuing economic growth their primary goal, helping to transform China into a modern world power. 

 

Rapid change has also created tensions within Chinese society: a new middle class and a small, wealthy elite contrast with a far larger number who feel they have yet to benefit from the new economy. Corruption and abuse of power have emerged as a potent source of discontent across Chinas social divide.

 

In this fully revised second edition, China s ince 1949 traces key events from the Maoist era through the Reform period to the present day.

 

The book:

  • Explains the forces behind Chinas rapid growth, and its domestic and international impact.
  • Examines issues of international concern, such as Chinas human rights record and international relations, balanced against the domestic pressures that influence Chinas behaviour on the global stage.
  • Illustrates, through the use of world rankings, Chinas new position as a global economic power
  • Includes two new chapters, covering contemporary society and political developments since 2000
  • Incorporates new sections on Latin America and Africa, and updated material on Taiwan

Written in accessible and engaging prose, this fully updated edition of China s ince 1949 is a concise but comprehensive introduction to Chinas recent past.

 

Linda Benson is Professor of Chinese History at Oakland University, Michigan, and holds degrees from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Leeds. She is the author of a number of books, including China's Last Nomads: The History and Culture of China's Kazaks (1998) and Across China's Gobi: The Lives of Evangeline French, Mildred Cable, and Francesca French (2008).

Synopsis:

China’s rise to global prominence is one of the most remarkable stories of our time.  Millions of urban Chinese today enjoy lifestyles unthinkable in the days of Chairman Mao’s communist regime, and the country’s leadership has made continuing economic growth their primary goal, helping to transform China into a modern world power. 

Rapid change has also created tensions within Chinese society: a new middle class and a small, wealthy elite contrast with a far larger number who feel they have yet to benefit from the new economy. Corruption and abuse of power have emerged as a potent source of discontent across China’s social divide.

In this fully revised second edition, China Since 1949 traces key events from the Maoist era through the Reform period to the present day. The promises and challenges of China’s rise are explored within the context of the country’s remarkable transformation and the country’s new position as an international powerhouse. 

The ideal text for courses in Chinese Studies.

Synopsis:

Chinas rise to global prominence is one of the most remarkable stories of our time.  Millions of urban Chinese today enjoy lifestyles unthinkable in the days of Chairman Maos communist regime, and the countrys leadership has made continuing economic growth their primary goal, helping to transform China into a modern world power. 

 

Rapid change has also created tensions within Chinese society: a new middle class and a small, wealthy elite contrast with a far larger number who feel they have yet to benefit from the new economy. Corruption and abuse of power have emerged as a potent source of discontent across Chinas social divide.

 

In this fully revised second edition, China since 1949 traces key events from the Maoist era through the Reform period to the present day.

 

The book:

  • Explains the forces behind Chinas rapid growth, and its domestic and international impact.
  • Examines issues of international concern, such as Chinas human rights record and international relations, balanced against the domestic pressures that influence Chinas behaviour on the global stage.
  • Illustrates, through the use of world rankings, Chinas new position as a global economic power
  • Includes two new chapters, covering contemporary society and political developments since 2000
  • Incorporates new sections on Latin America and Africa, and updated material on Taiwan

Written in accessible and engaging prose, this fully updated edition of China since 1949 is a concise but comprehensive introduction to Chinas recent past.

 

Linda Benson is Professor of Chinese History at Oakland University, Michigan, and holds degrees from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Leeds. She is the author of a number of books, including China's Last Nomads: The History and Culture of China's Kazaks (1998) and Across China's Gobi: The Lives of Evangeline French, Mildred Cable, and Francesca French (2008).

About the Author

Linda Benson is professor of Chinese History at Oakland University, Michigan, and holds degrees from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Leeds. She is the author of a number of books, including #LINK< China's Last Nomads: The History and Culture of China's Kazaks ># (1998) and #LINK< Across China's Gobi: The Lives of Evangeline French, Mildred Cable, and Francesca French ># (2008).

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

 

Introduction to the Series  

A Note on Romanization and Pronunciation of Chinese Words

Acknowledgements

Publishers Acknowledgements  

Chronology of Major Events

Maps   

PART ONE: CHINAS PAST

 

1. GENERAL INTRODUCTION

Themes in Recent Chinese History  

Terms and Concepts  

2. GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND  

Geography   

Historical Overview

PART TWO: CHINA UNDER THE COMMUNIST PARTY   

 

3. CHINAS NEW REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, 1949-57  

The CCP Leadership   

The Party, the Government and the Military  

International Relations and the Korean War  

Domestic Policy: First Steps  

4. THE RADICAL MAOIST PHASE, 1958-76

Tibet

The Sino-Soviet Split

The Seeds of the Cultural Revolution  

The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

Assessing Maos Impact on China 

5. BUILDING REFORM-ERA CHINA, 1977-89 

Deng Reverses the Maoist Direction   

Foreign Investment and the SEZs  

Deng and the Reorganization of the CCP  

Family Planning and the ‘One Child Policy

The ‘Opening of Chinese Society in the 1980s  

Changes in Minority Regions   

The Democracy Movement and Tiananmen Square   

6. DEEPENING REFORM: CHINA IN THE 1990s   

Economic Growth in the 1990s  

Increasing Disparity between Urban and Rural China  

China after Deng Xiaoping

Popular Culture in the 1990s  

7. CHALLENGES in the 1990s

Pollution and the Environment

Crime, Corruption and Vice

Religious Policy  

Equity in Education

The Challenge of Employment and the ‘Floating Population   

Chinas New Nationalism  

8. CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SOCIETY

Population and Social Change

Social Classes

Women and the Family

Minorities

Education

Health Care

The Environment

The Arts, Entertainment, and Popular Culture

Technology and Communication

9.  GOVERNMENT, POLITICS, AND THE ECONOMY SINCE 2000

Government, Party and Military

The Economy

10. CHINA AND THE WORLD   

China, Europe and the USA   

China, Latin America, and Africa

China and its Asian Neighbors

China and Taiwan

China as a Regional Power

PART THREE: ASSESSING CHINAS RISE  

 

11.   CONCLUSIONS  

PART FOUR: DOCUMENTS

Glossary

Whos Who

Bibliography

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781408237694
Author:
Benson, Linda
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History - China
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Seminar Studies in History Series
Publication Date:
20110708
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.7 x 0.6 in 435 gr

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » China » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » China
History and Social Science » World History » General
Languages » ESL » General

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"Synopsis" by , China’s rise to global prominence is one of the most remarkable stories of our time.  Millions of urban Chinese today enjoy lifestyles unthinkable in the days of Chairman Mao’s communist regime, and the country’s leadership has made continuing economic growth their primary goal, helping to transform China into a modern world power. 

Rapid change has also created tensions within Chinese society: a new middle class and a small, wealthy elite contrast with a far larger number who feel they have yet to benefit from the new economy. Corruption and abuse of power have emerged as a potent source of discontent across China’s social divide.

In this fully revised second edition, China Since 1949 traces key events from the Maoist era through the Reform period to the present day. The promises and challenges of China’s rise are explored within the context of the country’s remarkable transformation and the country’s new position as an international powerhouse. 

The ideal text for courses in Chinese Studies.

"Synopsis" by , Chinas rise to global prominence is one of the most remarkable stories of our time.  Millions of urban Chinese today enjoy lifestyles unthinkable in the days of Chairman Maos communist regime, and the countrys leadership has made continuing economic growth their primary goal, helping to transform China into a modern world power. 

 

Rapid change has also created tensions within Chinese society: a new middle class and a small, wealthy elite contrast with a far larger number who feel they have yet to benefit from the new economy. Corruption and abuse of power have emerged as a potent source of discontent across Chinas social divide.

 

In this fully revised second edition, China since 1949 traces key events from the Maoist era through the Reform period to the present day.

 

The book:

  • Explains the forces behind Chinas rapid growth, and its domestic and international impact.
  • Examines issues of international concern, such as Chinas human rights record and international relations, balanced against the domestic pressures that influence Chinas behaviour on the global stage.
  • Illustrates, through the use of world rankings, Chinas new position as a global economic power
  • Includes two new chapters, covering contemporary society and political developments since 2000
  • Incorporates new sections on Latin America and Africa, and updated material on Taiwan

Written in accessible and engaging prose, this fully updated edition of China since 1949 is a concise but comprehensive introduction to Chinas recent past.

 

Linda Benson is Professor of Chinese History at Oakland University, Michigan, and holds degrees from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Leeds. She is the author of a number of books, including China's Last Nomads: The History and Culture of China's Kazaks (1998) and Across China's Gobi: The Lives of Evangeline French, Mildred Cable, and Francesca French (2008).

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