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Each book in the Seminar Studies in History series provides a concise and reliable introduction to complex events and debates. Written by acknowledged experts and supported by extracts from historical Documents, a Chronology, Glossary, Who's Who of key figures and Guide to Further Reading, Seminar Studies in History are the essential guides to understanding a topic.
Linda Benson is Professor of Chinese History at Oakland University, Michigan, and holds degrees from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Leeds. She is the author of a number of books, including China's Last Nomads: The History and Culture of China's Kazaks (1998) and Across China's Gobi: The Lives of Evangeline French, Mildred Cable and Francesca French (2008).
Table of Contents
|Publisher's acknowledgements||p. xi|
|Author's acknowledgements||p. xiii|
|A note on romanization and pronunciation of Chinese words||p. xiv|
|Who's who||p. xxiv|
|Chinas Past||p. 1|
|General Introduction||p. 3|
|Themes in recent Chinese history||p. 6|
|Terms and concepts||p. 9|
|Geographical and Historical Background||p. 12|
|Historical overview||p. 13|
|China Under the Communist Party||p. 19|
|China's New Revolutionary Road, 1949-57||p. 21|
|The CCP leadership||p. 22|
|The Party, the government and the military||p. 24|
|International relations and the Korean War||p. 26|
|Domestic policy: first steps||p. 27|
|The Radical Maoist Phase, 1958-76||p. 35|
|The Sino-Soviet split||p. 39|
|The seeds of the Cultural Revolution||p. 39|
|The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution||p. 41|
|Assessing Mao's impact on China||p. 47|
|Building Reform-Era China, 1977-89||p. 50|
|Deng reverses the Maoist direction||p. 50|
|Foreign investment and the SEZs||p. 52|
|Deng and the reorganization of the CCP||p. 53|
|Family planning and the 'one-child' policy||p. 54|
|The 'opening' of Chinese society in the 1980s||p. 55|
|Changes in minority regions||p. 56|
|The democracy movement and Tiananmen Square||p. 58|
|Deepening Reform: China in the 1990s||p. 64|
|Economic growth in the 1990s||p. 65|
|Increasing disparity between urban and rural China||p. 67|
|China after Deng Xiaoping||p. 68|
|Popular culture in the 1990s||p. 69|
|Challenges in the 1990s||p. 71|
|Pollution and the environment||p. 71|
|Crime, corruption and vice||p. 73|
|Religious policy||p. 74|
|Equity in education||p. 77|
|The challenge of employment and the 'floating population'||p. 77|
|China's new nationalism||p. 79|
|Contemporary Chinese Society||p. 82|
|Population and social change||p. 82|
|Social classes||p. 83|
|Women and the family||p. 85|
|Health care||p. 91|
|The environment||p. 92|
|The arts, entertainment and popular culture||p. 96|
|Technology and communications||p. 97|
|Government, Politics and the Economy Since 2000||p. 100|
|Government, Party and military||p. 100|
|The economy||p. 106|
|China and the World||p. 110|
|China, Europe and the United States||p. 110|
|China, Latin America and Africa||p. 113|
|China and its Asian neighbours||p. 115|
|China and Taiwan||p. 119|
|China's continuing rise||p. 120|
|Assessing China's Rise||p. 121|
|The 1950 Marriage Law||p. 130|
|The 17-Point Agreement between Tibet and China||p. 131|
|The Tibetan view of the 17-Point Agreement||p. 132|
|'Speak Bitterness' meetings||p. 133|
|China's regional autonomy system||p. 134|
|Political campaigns of 1957-8||p. 136|
|Recollections of the Great Leap Forward||p. 137|
|A letter to Mao on the Great Leap Forward||p. 138|
|'The Little Red Book'; Quotations from Chairman Mao||p. 139|
|The 16-Point directive on the Cultural Revolution||p. 140|
|Accounts of the Cultural Revolution||p. 142|
|The 'Ten Lost Years' of the Cultural Revolution||p. 143|
|Fang Lizhi on modernization and democracy in China||p. 145|
|CCP statement on the events of 4 June 1989||p. 147|
|Privatization of State-owned enterprises||p. 149|
|Underground Christian churches||p. 150|
|Atheism in China||p. 151|
|Measures of China's modernization||p. 152|
|China's new consumer culture||p. 154|
|Revisions to the 1980 Marriage Law||p. 156|
|Chinese history text||p. 157|
|China and climate change||p. 159|
|Chinese artists||p. 160|
|Amendments to the PRC'S 1982 constitution||p. 161|
|Nationalism and the internet||p. 162|
|The case of Liu Xiaobo||p. 164|
|China's economic future||p. 165|
|China's harmonious world'||p. 167|
|United States-China relations||p. 168|
|An assessment of President Hu||p. 169|
|China and Central Asia||p. 171|
|China and Taiwan||p. 172|
|Further Reading||p. 175|
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