Rebellions and Revolutions: China from the 1880s to 2000

Paperback | April 1, 2003

byJack Gray

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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 PartyRevolution 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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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 PartyRevolution of 1949. This new edition examines ec...

Jack Gray is Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Studies in Democratisation at the University of Warwick.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.16 inPublished:April 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198700695

ISBN - 13:9780198700692

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List of Maps and TableChronologyEmperors of the Late Qing DynastyThe Imperial Examination SystemNotes on Chinese Names1. The Traditional Society2. The Opening of China3. The Taiping Rebellion, 1850-18644. Conflict with the Western Powers, 1843-18615. The Self-Strengthening Movement6. Reform and Revolution7. The Chinese Economy8. The War-lord Era9. The Radicalization of Chinese Politics10. The Rise of Chiang Kaishek11. The Nationalist Regime, 1928-193712. The Chinese Communist Party, 1927-193413. The Chinese Communist Party, 1935-194914. The Chinese People's Republic, 1949-195715. The Great Leap Forward16. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, I17. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, II18. China Since the Death of Mao19. Reaction and Renewed ReformConclusion: The Modernization of ChinaRecommendations for Further ReadingIndex

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`Probably the best substantial study available.'Lecturer, Stirling University