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For students studying history, preparing for exams, writingpapers and otherwise engaged in class work, these concise, 'essential' study guides provide just the right amount of information; the brief explanations aren't tedious reading,yet neither do they provide too little information to be ofuse. Short chapters with sub-headings explore the politicalsocial, cultural, economic and philosophical issues and developments that have made an important impact on history--exactly what the time-pressed student needs. Modern Chinese History 1800-Present covers Imperial China, the Opium War, the Taiping Uprising, the Civil War and the Communist Victory, Mao's Socialist Transformation, and many other political, economic and social events critical to understanding modern China. 128 pages, softcover.
The Concise, Comprehensive Guide to the Modern Chinese Nation
This new single-volume reference on the modern Chinese nation deftly chronicles the broad expanse of Chinese history surveying not only this superpower’s complex culture and politics but the numerous societal revolutions that transformed a pre-industrial nation into a superpower. Here is an informative and fascinating account that begins with Imperial China and leads into the Opium War, the Taiping Uprising, the Civil War and the Communist Victory, Mao’s Socialist Transformation, and many other political, economic and social events critical to understanding modern China. Writing about the most current information gathered from years of study and research, Dr. E. Leung offers a fresh and compelling approach to the history of today’s China.
This handy pocket guide is the essential reference for any student or enthusiast of modern China.