History of China, 2nd Edition

  • David Curtis Wright
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  • ISBN-10: 0313377499
  • ISBN-13: 9780313377495
  • DDC: 951
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 329 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Advisory Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Preface to the Second Edition.
1: Timeline of Historical Events.
2: Geography, Government, Population, and Early History.
3: Pre-Imperial China: ca. 1122–221 B.C..
4: Early Imperial China: 221 B.C.-A.D. 589.
5: Middle and Late Imperial China: A.D. 589-ca. 1800.
6: The Tumultuous Nineteenth Century: External Aggression and Internal Chaos.
7: Revolution and Republic.
8: The People's Republic: From First Breath to Mao's Death.
9: Deng's China.
10: China in the 1990s.
11: The Twenty-First Century: Dealing with a Pushy China.
12: A Prosperous and Confused Island: Taiwan since 1945.
13: Notable People in the History of China.
14: Chinese Dynasties.
Glossary of Selected Terms.
Works Cited.
Bibliographic Essay.
About the Author.
Other Titles in the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations.