Access to History: China 1839-1997


Author: Michael Lynch
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471839192
Category: Study Aids
Page: 320
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Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: - AQA: The Transformation of China, 1937-1997 - Edexcel: Mao's China, 1949-76

Access to History: Mao's China 1936-97 Third Edition


Author: Michael Lynch
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1471838986
Category: Study Aids
Page: 224
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Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series' combination of in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. Each title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: - AQA: The Transformation of China, 1937-1997 - Edexcel: Mao's China, 1949-76

Strangers at the Gate

Social Disorder in South China, 1839-1861
Author: Frederic E. Wakeman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520212398
Category: History
Page: 276
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First published in 1966, and now available once more, this pioneering work examines the relationship between the Chinese civil and military authorities and the British trading community in Guangdong province on the eve of the Taiping Rebellion--one of the most calamitous events in Chinese history. The book explores the various factors that led to the progression of rebellion and the inevitability of revolution.

Heinemann Advanced History

China, 1900-76
Author: Geoff Stewart
Publisher: Heinemann Library
ISBN: 9780435327699
Category: China
Page: 192
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China 1900-76 has been written specifically to support AS Edexcel Units 2 and 3, and is also suitable for AQA Module 4H option D.

Unequal Treaties and China (Volume 1)


Author: Wang Jianlang
Publisher: Enrich Professional Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1623200660
Category: History
Page: 232
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Understanding a country’s history is a vital way of understanding its people. In Unequal Treaties and China, author Wang Jianlang looks at how history has affected the nation and how those unequal treaties from foreign powers have shaped China’s policies even up until the modern day. From the first Opium War (1839-1842) and until the birth of New China in 1949, China was forced to sign multiple unequal treaties by foreign imperialist and invading powers. In these treaties, China conceded many of its sovereign rights in terms of territory and commerce. Ever since the time of the first unequal treaty (the Treaty of Nanjing), the people of China have struggled to invalidate these unequal treaties. Unequal Treaties and China provides a comprehensive overview of China’s history of fighting against these unequal treaties.

Access To History: The People's Republic of China 1949-76 2nd Edition


Author: Michael Lynch
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444150766
Category: Education
Page: 300
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The second edition of this best-selling title has been revised and updated to reflect the needs of the current specifications. The title charts China's remarkable and tumultuous development from the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949 to Mao's death in 1976. The book examines the widespread social and economic change that resulted from the Communist revolution, including the changes to agriculture, the five-year-plans and the 'Hundred Flowers' campaign. It then goes on to look at the reasons for the Cultural Revolution and its legacy. In addition, the author analyses Mao's status as a political leader and his importance in the domestic developments of China from 1949-76. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.

Precious Records

Women in China's Long Eighteenth Century
Author: Susan Mann
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804727440
Category: History
Page: 326
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Most analyses of gender in High Qing times have focused on literature and on the writings of the elite; this book broadens the scope of inquiry to include women's work in the farm household, courtesan entertainment, and women's participation in ritual observances and religion. In dealing with literature, it shows how women's poetry can serve the historian as well as the literary critic, drawing on one of the first anthologies of women's writing compiled by a woman to examine not only literary sensibilities and intimate emotions, but also political judgments, moral values, and social relations.

Oxford Aqa History for a Level: The Transformation of China 1936-1997


Author: Robert Whitfield
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780198354567
Category:
Page: 240
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This textbook has been approved by AQA and explores in depth a period of German history during which a newly developed democratic form of government gave way to a dictatorial Nazi regime. It focuses on key ideas such as nationalism, radicalism, anti-Semitism and Social Darwinism, and covers events and developments with precision.

An Outline History of Hong Kong


Author: Shuyong Liu
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hong Kong
Page: 291
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A detailed history of Hong Kong from a Chinese perspective focusing on the Opium War & subsequent colonization of the island by Great Britain. Includes the complete text of the 1842 treaty, the 1984 Joint Declaration & the Basic Law of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The Chinese Opium Wars


Author: Jack Beeching
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780156170949
Category: History
Page: 352
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An account of the demoralizing introduction of opium addiction in nineteenth-century China by British and American traders, its impact on Chinese society and life, and the resulting series of Opium Wars

China

From Empire to People's Republic 1900-49
Author: Michael Lynch
Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
ISBN: 9781444110128
Category: History
Page: 170
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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best. The series: - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way. - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk) China: From Empire to People's Republic 1900-49 In 1900 China was politically undeveloped and economically exploited by western colonial powers. Over the next fifty turbulent years it had rejected its imperial past, welcomed republicanism, survived Japanese occupation, witnessed civil war and embraced a Marxist revolution. These extraordinary developments are examined in this book which combines a factual narrative with up-to-date analysis of the events.

The Opium War

Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China
Author: Julia Lovell
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781742610528
Category: China
Page: 458
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"On the outside, [the foreigners] seem intractable, but inside they are cowardly... Although there have been a few ups-and-downs, the situation as a whole is under control."In October 1839, a few months after Chinese Imperial Commissioner, Lin Zexu, dispatched these confident words to his emperor, a Cabinet meeting in Windsor voted to fight Britain's first Opium War (1839-42) with China. The conflict turned out to be rich in tragicomedy: in bureaucratic fumblings, military missteps, political opportunism and collaboration. Yet over the past hundred and seventy years, this strange tale of misunderstanding, incompetence and compromise has become the founding myth of modern Chinese nationalism: the start of China's heroic struggle against a Western conspiracy to destroy the country with opium and gunboat diplomacy.The Opium War is both the story of modern China – starting from the first conflict with the west – and an analysis of the county's contemporary self-image. It explores how China's national myths mould its interactions with the outside world, how public memory is spun to serve the present; and how delusion and prejudice on both sides have bedevilled its relationship with the modern West.

Photography

A Cultural History
Author: Mary Warner Marien
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1856694933
Category: Photography
Page: 544
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Here is the history weve been waiting for ... erudite and entertaining ... she shows how pictures really did change our world. Her shrewd selection of over 600 fascinating photos (many in colour) illustrate a history that meets the ultimate test; open to any page and youre hooked ... and its free from tormenting academic jargon. Camera Arts This groundbreaking survey of international photography, which examines the discipline across the full range of its uses by both professionals and amateurs, has been expanded and brought up to date for this second edition. Each of the eight chapters takes a period of up to forty years and examines the medium through the lenses of art, science, social science, travel, war, fashion, the mass media and individual practitioners. These broad topics complement a fully developed cultural context whose emphasis is more on key ideas than individuals. The author also pays close attention to how contemporary practitioners, commentators and beholders have talked about specific works, the nature of photography and the photographers changing role in society.

Access to History for the IB Diploma: Authoritarian states Second Edition


Author: Michael Lynch
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471839273
Category: History
Page: 248
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The renowned IB Diploma History series, combining compelling narratives with academic rigor. A new edition for World History Topic 10: Authoritarian states (20th Century) An authoritative and engaging narrative, with the widest variety of sources at this level, helping students to develop their knowledge and analytical skills. This second edition of Access to History for the IB Diploma: Origins and development of authoritarian and single-party states provides: - Reliable, clear and in-depth content from topic experts - Analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates - Dedicated exam practice with model answers and practice questions - TOK support and Historical Investigation questions to help with all aspects of the Diploma

Russia, 1894-1941


Author: Michael Lynch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781471838316
Category:
Page: 276
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This is an OCR endorsed resource. Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A Level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A Level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: OCR: Russia 1894-1941

Weimar & Nazi Germany

The Schools History Project, Official Text
Author: John Hite,Chris Hinton
Publisher: Hodder Murray
ISBN: 9780719573439
Category: History
Page: 450
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SHP Advanced History Core Texts offer: - clear and penetrating narrative - comprehensively explaining the content required for examination success - thought provoking and relevant activities that explore the content and help students think analytically about the subject - thorough exam preparation through carefully designed tasks - a wide range of revision strategies including structured content summaries Additional features include: - A focus route pathway for independent learners - Learning Trouble Spots - which address common misunderstandings - diagrammatic summaries of key areas of content and historical issues - accessible summaries of recent historical debates. Weimar and Nazi Germany is a comprehensive core text investigating the history of Germany from the foundation of the Weimar Republic in 1918 to the collapse of the Nazi regime in 1945. It covers all the exam modules on twentieth-century Germany and is ideal for students studying AS or A level or equivalent for any examination board.

A History of China


Author: Wolfram Eberhard
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596055669
Category: History
Page: 380
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The lives of emperors, the great battles, this or the other famous deed, matter less to us than the discovery of the great forces that underlie these features and govern the human element. Only when we have knowledge of those forces and counter-forces can we realize the significance of the great personalities who have emerged in China... -from the Introduction A radical new look at the history of the nation that may well shape the course of the 21st century, this significant exploration of China's past breaks with scholarly traditions to approach its subject with a fresh eye, one that relies less on romanticized mythologies of godlike emperors and more on modern archaeological discoveries and new, fluid theories of ethnography and anthropology. First published in 1950, A History of China is still one of the best sources for understanding the culture and peoples who today are increasingly influencing global society. WOLFRAM EBERHARD (1909-1989) was born in Germany traveled extensively in Asia; from 1948 to 1976, he was a professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. Among his many works examining Chinese folklore, fiction, culture, and history are A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols and China's Minorities: Yesterday and Today.

Access to History: The American Revolution and the Birth of the USA 1740-1801 Second Edition


Author: Alan Farmer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471838773
Category: Study Aids
Page: 224
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Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: - AQA: The Birth of the USA, 1760-1801 - OCR: The American Revolution 1740-1796

Anti-semitism and the Holocaust


Author: Alan Farmer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780340984963
Category: History
Page: 178
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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best. The series: - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way. - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk) Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust This title covers the origins of anti-Semitism from the nineteenth century, and traces the events that took place in Germany from 1933 to 1945. The anti-Semitic views of Hitler are analysed as is the means by which these views shaped the racial state in the Third Reich. The impact of the Second World War and the events which led ultimately to the Final Solution are then assessed. All of these events are also considered within the wider historiographical debates which have surrounded this period of history, from questions on who should ultimately bear the blame, to issues of Holocaust denial.