Access to History: China: from Empire to People's Republic 1900-49 Second Edition

Access to History: China: from Empire to People's Republic 1900-49 Second Edition

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China: From Empire to People's Republic 1900-49
In 1900 China was politically undeveloped and economically exploited by western colonial powers. Over the next fifty turbulent years it had rejected its imperial past, welcomed republicanism, survived Japanese occupation, witnessed civil war and embraced a Marxist revolution. These extraordinary developments are examined in this book which combines a factual narrative with up-to-date analysis of the events.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 174 x 244 x 9mm | 344g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd Revised ed.
  • black and white photos and diagrams
  • 1444110128
  • 9781444110128
  • 66,650

Table of contents

: Chapter 1 The End of Imperial China

: The China of the Emperors
: The Impact of the West
: The shape of Chinese History, 1911-49
: The fall of the Qing dynasty, 1900-11
: The Revolution of 1911-12
: Study guide

: Chapter 2 The Troubled Republic, 1912-19

: Reformers and revolutionaries
: The Rule of Yuan Shikai, 1912-16
: Sun Yatsen and the Three People's Principles
: China and Japan, 1914-19
: The May 4th Movement, 1919
: Study guide

: Chapter 3 Warlord China, 1919-27

: The Formation of the Chinese Communist Party, 1921
: The Revived Guomindang
: The Warlords
: The GMD-CCP United Front
: The Rise of Chiang Kaishek
: The Northern expedition, 1924-27
: Study guide

: Chapter 4 Nationalist-Communist Conflict, 1927-35

: The White Terror, 1927
: Mao Zedong
: The Jiangxi Soviet, 1928-34
: The Encirclement Campaigns
: The Long March, 1934-35
: Study guide

: Chapter 5 Nationalist China, 1936-45

: The Xian Incident, 1936
: Chiang Kaishek's rule in China
: The New life Movement
: The Yanan Soviet, 1937-45
: Study guide

: Chapter 6 The Sino-Japanese war, 1937-45

: Japanese designs on China
: The Seizure of Manchuguo, 1931
: The Japanese Occupation, 1937-45
: The GMD-CCP Resistance Front
: The Defeat of Japan 1945
: Study guide

: Chapter 7 The Chinese Civil War, 1945-49

: The Breakdown of GMD-CCP Relations
: The Soviet and American failures in China
: Chiang Kaishek's Strategy
: Mao Zedong's Strategy
: Communist Victory, Nationalist Flight, 1949
: Reasons for the Communist triumph
: Study guide

: Glossary
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About Michael Lynch

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.
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