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Rebellions and Revolutions By Jack Gray

Rebellions and Revolutions by Jack Gray

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Summary

An accessible analysis of China from the 1800s to the present day, focusing on its problems of development, and including the recent events in Tiananmen Square. The author addresses crucial questions about the collapse of Imperial China and the emergence of the Chinese Communist Party.

Rebellions and Revolutions Summary

Rebellions and Revolutions: China from the 1800's to the 1980's by Jack Gray

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 Party revolution of 1949. It takes the story up to recent, tragic events in Tiananmen Square. Dr Gray addresses a series of crucial questions: why did Imperial China collapse? Why was she so slow to recover? Did "economic imperialism" help or hinder that recovery? What enabled the Chinese Communist Party to gain power? Has China created a specifically Chinese model of development, and if so, is this model relevant to the future of socialism, and to the problems of less developed countries?

Rebellions and Revolutions Reviews

"Gray's analytical and argumentative approach is especially useful on the late 19th-century modernisation processes."--London Review of Books
"Gray has incorporated the latest scholarship and presented a lively, cogent, and hardheaded case for the benefits of Western contact and the rationality of warlord responses during the Republican era....This is a refreshingly candid reassessment of modern Chinese history that opens up many new
avenues of investigation."--Choice
"Jack Gray's work is at once readable and definitive as a political survey."--Steven Sage, Middle Tennessee State University


"Gray's analytical and argumentative approach is especially useful on the late 19th-century modernisation processes."--London Review of Books
"Gray has incorporated the latest scholarship and presented a lively, cogent, and hardheaded case for the benefits of Western contact and the rationality of warlord responses during the Republican era....This is a refreshingly candid reassessment of modern Chinese history that opens up many new
avenues of investigation."--Choice
"Jack Gray's work is at once readable and definitive as a political survey."--Steven Sage, Middle Tennessee State University

"Gray's analytical and argumentative approach is especially useful on the late 19th-century modernisation processes."--London Review of Books
"Gray has incorporated the latest scholarship and presented a lively, cogent, and hardheaded case for the benefits of Western contact and the rationality of warlord responses during the Republican era....This is a refreshingly candid reassessment of modern Chinese history that opens up many new avenues of investigation."--Choice
"Jack Gray's work is at once readable and definitive as a political survey."--Steven Sage, Middle Tennessee State University


"Gray's analytical and argumentative approach is especially useful on the late 19th-century modernisation processes."--London Review of Books


"Gray has incorporated the latest scholarship and presented a lively, cogent, and hardheaded case for the benefits of Western contact and the rationality of warlord responses during the Republican era....This is a refreshingly candid reassessment of modern Chinese history that opens up many new avenues of investigation."--Choice


"Jack Gray's work is at once readable and definitive as a political survey."--Steven Sage, Middle Tennessee State University


Table of Contents

The traditional society; the opening of China; the Taiping rebellion, 1850-1864; conflict with the western powers, 1843-1861; the self-stengthening movement; reform and revolution; the Chinese economy; the war-load era; the radicalization of Chinese politics; the rise of Chiang Kaishek; the Nationalist regime, 1928-1937; the Chinese Communist Party, 1927-1934; the Chinese Communist Party, 1935-1949; the Chinese People's Republic, 1949-1957; the Great Leap Forward; the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, I; the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, II; China since the death of Mao; the road to Tiananmen.

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GOR001538265
9780198215769
0198215762
Rebellions and Revolutions: China from the 1800's to the 1980's by Jack Gray
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1990-05-01
527
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