China Since 1949

ISBN-10: 1408237695
ISBN-13: 9781408237694
Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)
Authors: Linda Benson
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 5/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Publisher's acknowledgements
Author's acknowledgements
A note on romanization and pronunciation of Chinese words
Chronology
Who's who
Glossary
Map
Chinas Past
General Introduction
Themes in recent Chinese history
Terms and concepts
Geographical and Historical Background
Geography
Historical overview
China Under the Communist Party
China's 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
The Radical Maoist Phase, 1958-76
Tibet
The Sino-Soviet split
The seeds of the Cultural Revolution
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
Assessing Mao's impact on China
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
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
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'
China's new nationalism
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 communications
Government, Politics and the Economy Since 2000
Government, Party and military
The economy
China and the World
China, Europe and the United States
China, Latin America and Africa
China and its Asian neighbours
China and Taiwan
China's continuing rise
Assessing China's Rise
Conclusions
Documents
The 1950 Marriage Law
The 17-Point Agreement between Tibet and China
The Tibetan view of the 17-Point Agreement
'Speak Bitterness' meetings
China's regional autonomy system
Political campaigns of 1957-8
Recollections of the Great Leap Forward
A letter to Mao on the Great Leap Forward
'The Little Red Book'; Quotations from Chairman Mao
The 16-Point directive on the Cultural Revolution
Accounts of the Cultural Revolution
The 'Ten Lost Years' of the Cultural Revolution
Fang Lizhi on modernization and democracy in China
CCP statement on the events of 4 June 1989
Privatization of State-owned enterprises
Underground Christian churches
Atheism in China
Measures of China's modernization
China's new consumer culture
Revisions to the 1980 Marriage Law
Chinese history text
China and climate change
Chinese artists
Amendments to the PRC'S 1982 constitution
Nationalism and the internet
The case of Liu Xiaobo
China's economic future
China's harmonious world'
United States-China relations
An assessment of President Hu
China and Central Asia
China and Taiwan
Further Reading
References
Index

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