Modernization and Revolution in China
The drama of China's struggle to modernize unfolds against the backdrop of a proud and enduring history in the new and completely revised edition of this classic text. Spanning the years of the Opium War to twenty-first century China, the book covers the great episodes that highlight that journey: the breakdown of Imperial China in the face of relentless Western and Japanese encroachments; the rise of the new Chinese republic; the decades-long struggles between the ideologies and armies of Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong; China's bitter and costly war with Japan; the years of the People's Republic punctuated by the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and Tiananmen; up to the rise of the Fourth Generation leadership and the tenure of Jiang Zemin - with special emphasis on China's role in the Gulf wars, North Korea, and the war on terrorism. As China continues to develop as a political and economic superpower, this book will help students understand how the nation reached new heights from the depths in which it found itself during the nineteenth century.
- Hardback | 376 pages
- 160 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 657.72g
- 03 Sep 2004
- Taylor & Francis Inc
- M.E. Sharpe
- Armonk, United States
- 3rd Revised edition
- map, notes, index
Table of contents
1. The Middle Kingdom; 2. Patterns of Traditional Chinese Life; 3. Imperial Breakdown and Western Invasion; 4. The New Chinese Republic; 5. Nationalists and Communists; 6. China at War; 7. Creating the New Order: 1949-1957; 8. The Great Leap and the Bad Fall; 9. The Cultural Revolution 10. A Second Revolution: The Reforms of Deng Xiaoping; 11. The Era of Jiang Zemin; 12. The "Fourth Generation"