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The People's Republic of China 1949-76

The People's Republic of China 1949-76

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By (author) Michael Lynch

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  • Publisher: HODDER EDUCATION
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 241mm x 10mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340929278
  • ISBN 13: 9780340929278
  • Edition: 2, New edition
  • Edition statement: 2nd New edition
  • Illustrations note: black and white photos and diagrams
  • Sales rank: 29,317

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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best. The series: - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way. - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk) The People's Republic of China 1949-76 The title charts China's remarkable and tumultuous development from the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949 to Mao's death in 1976. The book examines the widespread social and economic change that resulted from the Communist revolution, including the changes to agriculture, the five-year-plans and the 'Hundred Flowers' campaign. It then goes on to look at the reasons for the Cultural Revolution and its legacy. In addition, the author analyses Mao's status as a political leader and his importance in the domestic developments of China from 1949-76.

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Michael Lynch is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Historical Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. His research interests are in modern European and Chinese history and he has authored and edited several titles in the Access to History series.

Table of contents

Dedication Chapter 1 - Introduction: China Under mao 1949-76 1- China Before 1949 2- Mao's Career Before 1949 3- The Reshaping of China under Mao 1949-76 4- Mao's China and the Historians Chapter 2 - The Early Years of the PRC 1949-57 1- The Consolidation of Communist Power 1949-57 2- China and the Korean War 1950-3 3- The Economy: The First Five-Year Plan 1952-6 4- The Hundred Flowers Campaign 1957 5- The Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 3 - The Great Leap Forward 1958-62 1- Introduction 2- The Reform of Industry 3- The Reform of Agriculture 4- China's Great Famine 1958-62 Study Guide Chapter 4 - The Cultural Revolution 1966-76 1- The Prelude to the Cultural Revolution: The Power Struggle 1962-6 2- The Cultural Revolution 1966-76 3- The End of the Mao Era Study Guide Chapter 5 - Life in Mao's China 1949-76 1- Religion in the PRC 2- The Status of Women and the fMily 3- The Reshaping of Chinese Culture 4- Education and Health 5- Mao's Prison Camps: the Laogai Study Guide Chapter 6 - Mao's China and International Relations 1- China's Internationa Relations under Mao 2- Mao's China and the Soviet Union 3- The PRC and the United States Chapter 7 - China After Mao: The Deng Revolution 1978-97 1- The Abandonment of Maoism 2- Deng's Economic Reforms 3- The Pro-democracy Movement 1979-89 Glossary Glossary of Names Index