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China in Transformation, 1900-1949 By Colin Mackerras

China in Transformation, 1900-1949

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An introduction to the history of modern China from the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 through to the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. The book explores the forces of nationalism, modernization and change in a period of revolution, occupation and civil war.

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China in Transformation, 1900-1949 by Colin Mackerras

A lucid introduction to the history of modern China from the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 through to the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Within a chronological framework the author explores the forces of nationalism, modernisation and change in a period of revolution, occupation and civil war. Two thematic chapters look at social change through the period (in particular, the status of women) and education and the student movement. Written by the editor of the best-selling survey,Eastern Asia, this is an ideal text for anyone tackling the complexities of Chinese history for the first time.

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Table of Contents


Part One: Introduction. 1. Introduction, Framework and Definitions. 2. Nineteenth-Century Background. Part Two: China in Transformation, Chronological Treatment 3.The End of the Qing Period 1900-11. 4. The Revolution of Sun Yat-sen. 5. Warlords, New Culture 1916-28. 6. The Nationalist Movement and Revolution. 7. The Nanjing Decade 1927-37. 8. The Chinese Communist Party. 9. The War Against Japan: The Civil War. Part Three: Themes of Change. 10. Aspects of Social Change. 11. Education and the Student Movement. Part Four: Conclusion. Part Five: Documents. Appendices. Chronology. Glossary. Bibliography. Maps. Index.

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GOR001290285
China in Transformation, 1900-1949 by Colin Mackerras
Colin Mackerras
Seminar Studies In History
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1998-05-20
160
0582312094
9780582312098
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