The People's Republic of China, 1st Edition

  • Jeff Hay
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  • ISBN-10: 0737766727
  • ISBN-13: 9780737766721
  • DDC: 323.4
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 204 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This title explores genocide and persecution in the People's Republic of China, including the historical/cultural background of events from the rise of the communist People's Republic of China in 1949 to the present. Issues surrounding events such as China's Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, the Tiananmen Square crackdown, and the treatment of minority groups and political dissidents in China. Personal narratives from people touched by the events in China, including childhood memories of growing up during the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution and the recent experiences of a Uighur activist.

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Features and Benefits

  • The Genocide and Persecution series offers students and other readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods in world history.
  • Each volume is an anthology of previously published materials on acts of genocide, crimes against humanity, and other instances of extreme persecution.
  • Individual volumes address an event or series of events in a nation, region, or people‚Äôs history, and include historical background, writings about the relevant issues and controversies, and first-person narratives.
  • By providing primary sources, as well as analysis of crucial issues, these volumes help develop critical thinking skills and encourage global connections; they also support key curriculum standards in a variety of areas, including history, English languag
  • The text is enhanced by an annotated table of contents; a foreword written by an expert in the field of genocide studies; a chronology; detailed illustrations and photographs; features for classroom use, including analytical exercises, writing prompts, an
  • The Genocide and Persecution series explores events from many angles, equipping readers with the tools to achieve a greater understanding of these atrocities.