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The past hundred years in China have seen almost continuous transformation and upheaval. From Confucianist monarchy to warlordism, from fanatically doctrinaire socialist tyranny to almost doctrineless social-capitalism, China has experienced political, cultural and economic disintegration, reunion, and revolution on an unprecedented scale.
Table of Contents
|List of maps||p. viii|
|List of illustrations||p. ix|
|Introductory note: Chinese names and Chinese geography||p. 1|
|Writing Chinese names||p. 1|
|Regional geography||p. 4|
|The Chinese past||p. 7|
|The birth of China||p. 10|
|The unification of China||p. 16|
|The coming of Buddhism||p. 18|
|The later dynasties||p. 20|
|Government and society under the Qing||p. 23|
|Study questions||p. 28|
|The collapse of the old order||p. 29|
|The first Western impact||p. 29|
|Internal problems||p. 33|
|Foreign pressure increases||p. 38|
|The Revolution of 1911||p. 44|
|Yuan Shikai and the warlord era||p. 47|
|The May Fourth Movement and the New Culture Movement||p. 51|
|Study questions||p. 53|
|The Communist Party and the First United Front||p. 54|
|The coming of Communism||p. 55|
|The First United Front||p. 58|
|The Communist-Guomindang split||p. 64|
|Study questions||p. 68|
|The Nanjing decade, 1927-37||p. 69|
|The Guomindang government at Nanjing||p. 69|
|The Jiangxi Soviet||p. 74|
|The Long March||p. 84|
|The Japanese threat||p. 88|
|The Second United Front||p. 90|
|Study questions||p. 91|
|World war and Communist victory||p. 92|
|The war begins||p. 92|
|Communism, nationalism, and the 'New Democracy'||p. 97|
|Chiang and the United States||p. 100|
|The 'Dixie Mission'||p. 104|
|The Japanese surrender||p. 105|
|The return to land reform||p. 112|
|The final Communist victory||p. 117|
|Study questions||p. 121|
|The People's Republic of China, 1949-57||p. 122|
|Reform in the countryside||p. 124|
|Into the cities||p. 128|
|The transition to socialism||p. 131|
|Ideological remoulding and the 'Hundred Flowers'||p. 135|
|The international position of the PRC||p. 138|
|Study questions||p. 144|
|The Great Leap and the great split||p. 145|
|The Great Leap Forward||p. 145|
|The Sino-Soviet split||p. 151|
|Problems along the borders||p. 155|
|Dispute in Beijing||p. 159|
|Study questions||p. 164|
|The Cultural Revolution||p. 165|
|1966: 'To rebel is justified!'||p. 169|
|The years of chaos: 1967-68||p. 177|
|The initial results||p. 184|
|Aftermath: 1969-76||p. 186|
|Left and Right||p. 188|
|International relations||p. 193|
|Study questions||p. 196|
|The post-Mao reforms||p. 197|
|The deaths of Zhou and Mao||p. 197|
|The question of individual freedom||p. 206|
|China and the world||p. 210|
|Economic reforms||p. 213|
|Study questions||p. 219|
|The era of Deng Xiaoping||p. 220|
|The background to the democracy movement||p. 222|
|Politics after Tiananmen||p. 229|
|Foreign relations||p. 231|
|Hong Kong and Taiwan||p. 234|
|Facing the future: population pressures||p. 237|
|Study questions||p. 239|
|The boom years||p. 241|
|Economic reform once again||p. 241|
|Money to spend||p. 245|
|Massive inequalities||p. 248|
|A stable political system?||p. 253|
|Foreign relations||p. 257|
|Hong Kong and Taiwan||p. 259|
|Issues of religion||p. 261|
|Issues of freedom||p. 263|
|China's prospects||p. 266|
|Study questions||p. 268|
|Suggestions for further reading||p. 269|
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