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Title The Oxford illustrated history of modern China / edited by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Contents Cover ; The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China; Copyright; Contents; List of Maps; A Guide to Pronouncing Romanized Chinese (Wade-Giles and Pinyin); Introduction; 1: From Late Ming to High Qing, 1550-1792; Late Ming social and cultural life; The three emperors: Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong; Women and gender; Art and material culture at the Qing court; The Qing and the Nanyang; Christianity in Ming and Qing China; Jesuits and technology in late imperial China; 2: New Domestic and Global Challenges, 1792-1860; 3: Restoration and Reform, 1860-1900
11: China Rising, 2000-2010Economy and society; Politics and foreign affairs; Society and culture; Conclusion; The Presence of the Past-A Coda; History suppressed?; History recreated; History recovered; Timeline of Modern Chinese Political History; FURTHER READING; INTRODUCTION (AND GENERAL BACKGROUND); CHAPTER 1; EXHIBITION CATALOGUES; CHAPTER 2; CHAPTER 3; CHAPTER 4; CHAPTER 5; REVOLUTIONARIES AND REFORMERS; WARLORDS; MAY FOURTH; CHAPTER 6; BIOGRAPHIES; THE NATIONAL ISTS : POLITICAL, SOCIAL, AND MILITARY HISTORY OF WARTIME; THE COMMUNISTS AND THEIR REVOLUTION
4: Felling a Dynasty, Founding a Republic5: The Rise of Nationalism and Revolutionary Parties, 1919-1937; Chinaś urban modernity; Founding the Communist Party; Warlords; Consequences of warlordism; Northern Expedition; Chiang and Wang; Shanghai massacre; Nanjing decade; Mao Zedong; The Jiangxi Soviet; The Long March; Yanán spirit; 6: The War Years, 1937-1949; The path to war; The first phase; Stalemate; The global war; The Civil War; 7: The Early Years of the Peopleś Republic, 1950-1964; 8: The Cultural Revolution Era, 1964-1976; Prelude to the Cultural Revolution, 1964-1966
COLLABORATION WITH THE JAPANESETHE CIVIL WAR; CHAPTER 7; MAO ZEDONG; POLITICS; ECONOMICS; THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD AND THE FAMINE; RURAL SOCIETY; URBAN SOCIETY; CULTURE AND EDUCATION; SINO-SOVIET RELATIONS; CHAPTER 8; WEBSITES; CHAPTER 9; CHAPTER 10; FILMS AND WEBSITES; CHAPTER 11; ECONOMY; POLITICS; FOREIGN AFFAIRS; SOCIETY AND CULTURE; CODA; PICTURE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INDEX
Radical Cultural Revolution, 1966-1968Late Maoism, 1968-1976; Impacts of the Cultural Revolution; Chinaś place in the world; The fall of Maoism; 9: Reform and Rebuilding, 1976-1988; Politics: succession, reform, and stalemate; Reform as experimentation; Reactions to reform; Stalemate; Society: the costs of ̀̀coming alive;́́ Party life; Business and commerce; Intellectuals and popular culture; Rural communities; Legacies of the 1980s; 10: Tiananmen and its Aftermath, 1989-1999; The 1989 protests; The domestic legacies of 1989; Protest and control since 1989; China and the world
Summary This lavishly illustrated volume explores the history of China from the founding of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) through to the present day. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising superpower on the verge of what promises to be the 'Chinese century'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 9, 2016)
Subject China -- History -- 20th century.
China -- History -- 21st century.
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N., editor
ISBN 0191506702 (electronic bk.)
9780191506703 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Modern China