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Rebellions and Revolutions : China from the 1880s to 2000.

Author: Jack Gray
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Short Oxford history of the modern world.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This is a study of China from the 1800s to the present day. 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 rapid emergence in world affairs since the Communist Party Revolution of 1949. This new edition examines economic growth, updates Chinese foreign policy, provides a revised account of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gray, Jack.
Rebellions and Revolutions : China from the 1880s to 2000.
: Oxford University Press, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Gray
ISBN: 9780198700692 0198700695
OCLC Number: 930059705
Notes: Policy questions in the Cultural Revolution.
Description: 1 online resource (572 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of maps and tables; Chronology; Emperors of the late Qing dynasty; The Imperial examination system; Notes on Chinese names; 1. The traditional society; European views on China; The traditional economy; The political system; The socialization process; 2. The opening of China; The European trade with East Asia; The problem of jurisdiction; The opium crisis and war, 1836-1842; The Treaty of Nanjing; 3. The Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864; Disorder and rebellion; The origins of the rebellion; The Taiping kingdom; The course of the rebellion; The foreign powers and the Taipings. 4. Conflict with the Western powers, 1843-1861Anglo-Chinese relations, 1843-1857; The origins of the second war; The third war, 1860; China's inner frontiers and the advance of Russia; 5. The self-strengthening movement; Opportunities, political and economic, 1861-1894; Court politics after 1860; Foreign relations, 1861-1894; The first Sino-Japanese war, 1894; The question of imperialism; 6. Reform and revolution; The reform movement of 1898; The Boxer movement; The end of the monarchy; The government of Yuan Shikai; 7. The Chinese economy; Developments between 1912 and 1938; Rural China. Traditional handicraftsPublic debt; Foreign enterprise and China; 8. The war-lord era; The origins of war-lordism; The split in the Beiyang army; The Zhili-Anhui-Fengtian wars; The effects of war-lordism; 9. The radicalization of Chinese politics; Sun Yatsen and events in the south, 1913-1923; The May Fourth Movement; Founders of Chinese communism; 10. The rise of Chiang Kaishek; The Guomindang and the Zhejiang connection, 1911-1926; The labour movement; The Communists and the peasants; Chiang Kaishek and the Communists, 1925-1927; 11. The Nationalist regime, 1928-1937. The legacy of Sun YatsenOpposition to the Nationalist regime, 1928-1933; The record of the Nationalist regime; Chinese Fascism, 1928-1937; 12. The Chinese Communist Party, 1927-1934; The policy of insurrection; The rise of the rural Soviets; The Li Lisan Line; Mao Zedong and the Jiangxi Soviet, 1931-1934; 13. The Chinese Communist Party, 1935-1949; The Long March, 1934-1935; The Second United Front, 1937-1945; 'Maoism' in the 1940s; The victory of the Chinese Communist Party; 14. The Chinese People's Republic, 1949-1957; The early years of Communist rule, 1949-1953. Land reform and economic recovery, 1949-1953The imposition of intellectual control; China's First Five Year Plan, 1953-1957; Ten Great Relationships and a Hundred Flowers, 1956; 15. The Great Leap Forward; Economic problems, 1956-1958; The Chinese communes; The failure of the Leap, 1958-1960; China's foreign policy, 1949-1963; The Sino-Soviet split; 16. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, I; The Socialist Education Movement, 1963-1965; The polarization of Chinese politics, 1963-1965; The aims of the Cultural Revolution; The course of the Cultural Revolution.
Series Title: Short Oxford history of the modern world.

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