The History of China

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ABC-CLIO, 2011 - History - 329 pages
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As Chinese society and culture evolves on a seemingly daily basis, due to its booming economy and expansion as a producer of consumer and industrial goods, its influence upon the world grows as well. Perhaps now more than any time in the modern era, the history of China is a topic with great importance and relevance.

In "The History of China: Second Edition," readers will find a general survey of Chinese society's long history, ranging from accounts of ancient Chinese civilization, to coverage of the individual dynasties of imperial China, through China's whirlwind transition to modernity and its belated arrival in the international community. There is an informative chapter on Taiwan and a final chapter that discusses the formidable challenges China faces in the 21st century, including overpopulation, environmental degradation, and social stability.

 

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Contents

1 Geography Government Population and Early History
1
ca 1122221 BC
17
221 BCAD 589
45
AD 589ca 1800
67
External Aggression and Internal Chaos
99
6 Revolution and Republic
117
From First Breath to Maos Death
145
8 Dengs China
181
Dealing with a Pushy China
209
Taiwan since 1945
245
Notable People in the History of China
281
Chinese Dynasties
297
Glossary of Selected Terms
299
Works Cited
303
Bibliographic Essay
309
Index
315

9 China in the 1990s
199

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About the author (2011)

David Curtis Wright, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of History and executive research fellow in the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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