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Rise of Modern China

ISBN-10: 0195087208
ISBN-13: 9780195087208
Edition: 5th 1995 (Revised)
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List price: $49.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/23/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1104
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

Chinese communism at 45 is an unprecedented mixture of semi-capitalism and Leninist orthodoxy, the former generating an economic boom and the latter ensuring a stable political order. Will economic affluence inevitably lead to political change, bringing on yet another communist collapse? Having possessed for decades the greatest population on earth, and now controlling what will shortly be the planet's largest economy, China is a nation that commands the respect, awe, and vested interest of an entire globe. The long path leading to the crossroads at which she now stands constitutes one of the most complex and unlikely chronicles in the history of civilization. From traditional, xenophopic empire to modern economic powerhouse, China's epic story since the seventeenth century is brought vividly to life in this latest edition of Immanuel C.Y. Hsu's monumental survey. Updated to incorporate the tumultuous events of the late '80s and early '90s, this classic text recounts in detail the response of China's leadership to the collapse of European communism, illustrates the unorthodox methods behind the nation's recent economic resurgence, and further analyzes the effects of the violent crackdown at Tienanmen Square. Taiwan's transition to constitutional democracy is also discussed, as well as the possible, and very problematic, reunification with the mainland. Unmatched in depth and comprehensiveness, this extraordinary work continues, as no other text can, to bring modern China's fascinating past into focus for students of her history, politics, and culture.

Prefaces
List of Maps
A Note on the Text
Major Chronological Periods
Conversion Tables
A Conceptual Framework of Modern China
The Persistence of Traditional Institutions, 1600-1800
The Rise and Splendor of the Ch'ing Empire
Political and Economic Institutions
Social and Intellectual Conditions
Foreign Relations
The Turn of the Dynastic Fortune: From Prosperity to Decline
Foreign Aggresion and Domestic Rebellions, 1800-1864
The Canton System of Trade
The Opium War
The Second Treaty Settlement
The Taiping Revolution and the Nien and Moslem Rebellions
Self-stregthening in an Age of Accelerated Foreign Imperialism
The Dynastic Revival and the Self-Stregthening Movement
Foreign Relations and Court Politics, 1861-80
Foreign Encroachment in Formosa, Sinkiang, and Annam
Acceleration of Imperialism: The Japanese Aggression in Korea and the ""Partition of China""
Reform and Revolution, 1898-1912
The Reform Movement of 1898
The Boxer Uprising, 1900
Reform and Constitutionalism at the End of the Ch'ing Period
Late Ch'ing Intellectual, Social, and Economic Changes with Special Reference to 1895-1911
The Ch'ing Period in Historical Perspective
Revolution, Republic, and Warlordism
Ideological Awakening and the War of Resistance
The Intellectual Revolution, 1917-23
National Unification Amidst Ideological Ferment and Anti-imperialistic Agitation
The Nationalist Government: A Decade of Challenge, 1928-37
The Sino-Japanese War, 1937-45
The Rise of the Chinese People's Republic
The Civil War, 1945-49
The People's Republic: It's First Decade
The Sino-Soviet Split
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
The Fall of Lin Pao and Its Aftermath
China Rejoins the International Community
The Nationalist Rule on Taiwan
China After Mao: The Search for a New Order
The Smashing of the Gang of Four
Teng Hsiao-p'ing and China's New Order
The Normalization of Relations Between China and the United States
The Four Modernizations
The End of the Maoist Age
Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics
China In Transition, 1986-88: The Cultural Impact of the Open-Door Policy
Taiwan's ""Economic Miracle"" and the Prospect for Unification with Mainland China
The Violent Crackdown at T'ien-an-men Square, June 3-4, 1989
The Chinese Model of Development: Quasi-capitalism in a Political Dictatorship
The Rise of Cina
Illustration Credits
Index
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