Rebellions and Revolutions: China from the 1800s to 2000

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - History - 493 pages
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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 Tiananmen Incident, and brings the chronology completely up to date.
 

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Contents

List of maps and tables
xvii
Chronology
xix
Emperors of the late Qing dynasty
lxxiii
The Imperial examination system
lxxiv
Notes on Chinese names
lxxv
1 The traditional society
1
2 The opening of China
22
3 The Taiping Rebellion 18501864
52
10 The rise of Chiang Kaishek
211
11 The Nationalist regime 19281937
229
12 The Chinese Communist Party 19271934
247
13 The Chinese Communist Party 19351949
268
14 The Chinese Peoples Republic 19491957
285
15 The Great Leap Forward
304
16 The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution I
324
17 The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution II
349

4 Conflict with the Western powers 18431861
77
5 The selfstrengthening movement
101
6 Reform and revolution
125
7 The Chinese economy
150
8 The warlord era
167
9 The radicalization of Chinese politics
192
18 China since the death of Mao
381
19 Reaction and renewed reform
430
The modernization of China
441
Recommendations for further reading
463
Index
473
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Jack Gray is Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Studies in Democratisation at the University of Warwick.

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