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Modern China The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present

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ISBN-10: 0061661163

ISBN-13: 9780061661167

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jonathan Fenby

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No country on earth has suffered a more bitter history in modern times than China. In the second half of the nineteenth century, it was viewed as doomed to extinction. Its imperial rulers, heading an anachronistic regime, were brought low by enormous revolts, shifting social power patterns, republican revolutionaries, Western incursions to "split the Chinese melon" and a disastrous defeat by Japan. The presence of predatory foreigners has often been blamed for China's troubles, but the much greater cause came from within China itself. In the early twentieth century, the empire was succeeded by warlordism on a massive scale, internal divisions, incompetent rule, savage fighting between the…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/24/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Note on Transliteration and Currency
List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Introduction
End of Empire
Sons of Heaven
Upheavals
Strength and Weakness
Reform and Reaction
On the Ropes
Final Act
Revolution and Republic
A Very Young Baby
Warlords
Ice and Ancient Charcoal
Divided We Stand
Wars Without End
Enemy of the Heart
Enemy of the Skin
Mao's March
Total War
The Great Retreat
Tangled Alliance
The Last Battle
The Rule of Mao
The Winner
Plots and Plans
Leaping to Disaster
Famine and Retreat
Demons and Monsters
All-Out Civil War
American Interlude
Only Heaven Knows
The Age of Deng
Little Peace Plays His Trumps
To Get Rich is No Sin
Gathering Storm
Beijing Spring
Three Weeks in May
Massacre in Beijing
Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao
The New-Old Generations
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Appendices
Who's Who in Modern China
The Late-Qing Emperors
China's Growth 1976-2006
China's Population
Communist Party Leaders in the People's Republic
Communist Party Organization at the Centre
Index