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Rebellions and revolutions : China from the 1800s to the 2000

Author: Jack Gray
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Short Oxford history of the modern world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., reimpView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Historia
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Gray
ISBN: 9780198700692 0198700695
OCLC Number: 934327838
Description: LXXI, 493 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Maps and Table ; Chronology ; Emperors of the Late Qing Dynasty ; The Imperial Examination System ; Notes on Chinese Names ; 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 ; Recommendations for Further Reading ; Index
Series Title: Short Oxford history of the modern world.
Responsibility: Jack Gray.

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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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