China Understanding Its Past

ISBN-10: 0824819233

ISBN-13: 9780824819231

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China: Understanding Its Past aims to fill a conspicuous gap in conventional world history texts, which are often Eurocentric and give scant attention to Asia. Using role-playing, simulations, debates, primary documents, first person accounts, excerpts from literary works, and cooperative learning activities, this text will help students explore many key aspects of China's history and culture. The teacher's manual includes a synopsis of each chapter and section, learner outcomes, definitions of key concepts, directions for student activities, and possible responses to questions posed in the student text. The CD contains selections of Chinese music from different time periods and locales. Liner notes include English translations of lyrics as well as historical information about each selection.
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List price: $37.00
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Warren I. Cohen is Distinguished University Professor of History at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His publications include The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: America in the Age of Soviet Power, 1945-1991, East Asian Art in American Culture(Columbia), and America's Response to China: A History of Sino-American Relations(Columbia).

Maps
Tables and Graphs
To the Reader
Chinese Names
Romanization and Pronunciation of Chinese Words
The Family, State, and Society in Imperial China, 600 B.C.E. to A.D. 1900
Daughters
Sons
Parents and Children
Foundations of Chinese Thinking
China and the Outside World
Civilizations in Collision: China in Transition, 1750-1920
The Celestial Empire and the Outside World, 1750-1793
China, Britain, and Opium, 1839-1842
Foreign Encroachment in China, 1842-1911
Domestic Strife, 1850-1873
Reform and Revolution, 1890-1920
Transforming Society: Chinese Communism, from 1920
Chaos, Confusion, and Civil War, 1920-1949
Winning Hearts and Minds
"Dare to Act": Restructuring Society and the Economy, from 1949
Marriage, Women, and the Family
China and Other Countries, from 1949
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments
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