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Modern China

ISBN-10: 058277277X
ISBN-13: 9780582772779
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Edwin E. Moise
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List price: $57.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210

The past hundred years in China have seen almost continuous transformation and upheaval. From Confucianist monarchy to warlordism, from fanatically doctrinaire socialist tyranny to almost doctrineless social-capitalism, China has experienced political, cultural and economic disintegration, reunion, and revolution on an unprecedented scale.

Edwin E. Moise is Professor of History, Clemson University.

List of maps
List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introductory note: Chinese names and Chinese geography
Writing Chinese names
Regional geography
The Chinese past
The birth of China
Confucianism
Legalism
Daoism
The unification of China
The coming of Buddhism
The later dynasties
Government and society under the Qing
Study questions
The collapse of the old order
The first Western impact
Internal problems
Foreign pressure increases
The Revolution of 1911
Yuan Shikai and the warlord era
The May Fourth Movement and the New Culture Movement
Study questions
The Communist Party and the First United Front
The coming of Communism
The First United Front
The Communist-Guomindang split
Study questions
The Nanjing decade, 1927-37
The Guomindang government at Nanjing
The Jiangxi Soviet
The Long March
The Japanese threat
The Second United Front
Study questions
World war and Communist victory
The war begins
Communism, nationalism, and the 'New Democracy'
Chiang and the United States
The 'Dixie Mission'
The Japanese surrender
The return to land reform
The final Communist victory
Study questions
The People's Republic of China, 1949-57
Reform in the countryside
Into the cities
The transition to socialism
Ideological remoulding and the 'Hundred Flowers'
The international position of the PRC
Study questions
The Great Leap and the great split
The Great Leap Forward
The Sino-Soviet split
Problems along the borders
Dispute in Beijing
Study questions
The Cultural Revolution
1966: 'To rebel is justified!'
The years of chaos: 1967-68
The initial results
Aftermath: 1969-76
Left and Right
International relations
Study questions
The post-Mao reforms
The deaths of Zhou and Mao
The question of individual freedom
China and the world
Economic reforms
Study questions
The era of Deng Xiaoping
The background to the democracy movement
Tiananmen
Politics after Tiananmen
Foreign relations
Hong Kong and Taiwan
Facing the future: population pressures
Study questions
The boom years
Economic reform once again
Money to spend
Massive inequalities
A stable political system?
Foreign relations
Hong Kong and Taiwan
Issues of religion
Issues of freedom
China's prospects
Study questions
Suggestions for further reading
Index

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