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China : understanding its past

Author: Eileen Tamura; Linda K Menton; Noren W Lush; Francis K C Tsui; Warren I Cohen
Publisher: Honolulu, Hawaii : Curriculum Research & Development Group, University of Hawaii and University of Hawaii Press, [1997] ©1997
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eileen Tamura; Linda K Menton; Noren W Lush; Francis K C Tsui; Warren I Cohen
ISBN: 0824819233 9780824819231 0824819969 9780824819965
OCLC Number: 222231583
Description: x, 262 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Chinese Names --
Romanization and Pronunciation of Chinese Words --
Ch. 1. The Family, State, and Society in Imperial China, 600 B.C.E. to A.D. 1900. 1. Daughters. 2. Sons. 3. Parents and Children. 4. Foundations of Chinese Thinking. 5. China and the Outside World --
Ch. 2. Civilizations in Collision: China in Transition, 1750-1920. 1. The Celestial Empire and the Outside World, 1750-1793. 2. China, Britain, and Opium, 1839-1842. 3. Foreign Encroachment in China, 1842-1911. 4. Domestic Strife, 1850-1873. 5. Reform and Revolution, 1890-1920 --
Ch. 3. Transforming Society: Chinese Communism, from 1920. 1. Chaos, Confusion, and Civil War, 1920-1949. 2. Winning Hearts and Minds. 3. "Dare to Act": Restructuring Society and the Economy, from 1949. 4. Marriage, Women, and the Family. 5. China and Other Countries, from 1949.
Responsibility: Eileen Tamura, Linda K. Menton, Noren W. Lush, Francis K.C. Tsui ; with Warren Cohen.

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An excellent representation of important documents, events, and people to provide a good introduction to Chinese history.-- "Education about Asia"

 
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