Edwin E. Mo´se

Modern China:

A History

3d edition. London & New York: Longman, 2008. xi, 281 pp. ISBN 058277277X.
The release date in the United Kingdom is scheduled for May 29; in the United States it may be later.

Contents:

List of Maps   viii
List of Illlustrations   ix
Acknowledgements   xi
Introductory Note: Chinese Names and Chinese Geography   1
      Writing Chinese names   1
      Regional geography   4
Chapter 1: The Chinese Past   7
      The birth of China   10
      Confucianism   11
      Legalism   13
      Daoism   14
      The unification of China   16
      The coming of Buddhism   18
      The later dynasties   20
      Government and society under the Qing   23
      Study Questions   28
Chapter 2: The Collapse of the Old Order   29
      The first Western impact   29
      Internal problems   33
      Foreign pressure increases   38
      The Revolution of 1911   44
      Yuan Shikai and the warlord era   47
      The May Fourth Movement and the New Culture Movement   51
      Study Questions   53
Chapter 3: The Communist Party and the First United Front   54
      The coming of Communism   55
      The First United Front   58
      The Communist-Guomindang split   64
      Study Questions   68
Chapter 4: The Nanjing Decade, 1927-1937   69
      The Guomindang government at Nanjing   69
      The Jiangxi Soviet   74
      The Long March   84
      The Japanese threat   88
      The Second United Front   90
      Study Questions   91
Chapter 5: World War and Communist Victory   92
      The war begins   92
      Communism, nationalism, and the 'New Democracy'   97
      Chiang and the United States   100
      The 'Dixie Mission'   104
      The Japanese surrender   105
      The return to land reform   112
      The final Communist victory   117
      Study Questions   121
Chapter 6: The People's Republic of China, 1949-1957   122
      Reform in the countryside   124
      Into the cities   128
      The transition to socialism   131
      Ideological remoulding and the 'Hundred Flowers'   135
      The international position of the PRC   138
      Study Questions   144
Chapter 7: The Great Leap and the Great Split   145
      The Great Leap Forward   145
      The Sino-Soviet split   151
      Problems along the borders   155
      Dispute in Beijing   159
      Study Questions   164
Chapter 8: The Cultural Revolution   165
      1966: 'To rebel is justified!'   169
      The years of chaos: 1967-1968   177
      The initial results   184
      Aftermath: 1969-1976   186
      Left and Right   188
      International Relations   193
      Study Questions   196
Chapter 9: The Post-Mao Reforms   197
      The deaths of Zhou and Mao   197
      The question of individual freedom   206
      China and the world   210
      Economic reforms   213
      Study Questions   219
Chapter 10: The era of Deng Xiaoping   220
      The background to the democracy movement   222
      Tiananmen   224
      Politics after Tiananmen   229
      Foreign relations   231
      Hong Kong and Taiwan   234
      Facing the future: population pressures   237
      Study Questions   239
Chapter 10: The boom years   241
      Economic reform once again   241
      Money to spend;  245
      Massive inequalities   248
      A stable political system?   253
      Foreign relations   257
      Hong Kong and Taiwan   259
      Issues of religion   261
      Issues of freedom   263
      China's prospects   266
      Study Questions   268
Suggestions for further reading   269
Index   273


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