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Rebellions and revolutions : China from the 1800s to 2000

Author: Jack Gray
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Short Oxford history of the modern world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This is a study of China from the 1800s to the dawn of the twenty-first century. It focuses on China's problems of development - the decay and collapse of the Chinese empire, its failure to recover in the first half of the twentieth century, and its emergence in world affairs since the Communist revolution of 1949. This new edition examines China's rapid economic growth at the end of the twentieth century as well  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Gray
ISBN: 0198700695 9780198700692
OCLC Number: 50314532
Description: lxxi, 493 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The traditional society ---
2. The opening of China ---
3. The Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864 ---
4. Conflict with the Western powers, 1843-1861 ---
5. The self-strengthening movement ---
6. Reform and revolution ---
7. The Chinese economy ---
8. The war-lord era ---
9. The radicalization of Chinese politics ---
10. The rise of Chiang Kaishek ---
11. The Nationalist regime, 1928-1937 ---
12. The Chinese Communist Party, 1927-1934 ---
13. The Chinese Communist Party, 1935-1949 ---
14. The Chinese People's Republic, 1949-1957 ---
15. The Great Leap Forward ---
16. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, I ---
17. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, II ---
18. China since the death of Mao ---
19. Reaction and renewed reform ----
Conclusion: The modernization of China.
Series Title: Short Oxford history of the modern world.
Other Titles: China from the 1800s to 2000
Responsibility: Jack Gray.
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A study of China from the 1800s. It focuses on China's problems of development - the decay and collapse of the Chinese Empire, its failure to recover in the first half of the 20th-century, and its  Read more...

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Admirable history of China for teaching purposes ... * Reader in History, University of Sussex * Jack Gray's previous work led one to expect something good but this is excellent ... * Professor, Read more...

 
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