Access to History: China 1839-1997


Author: Michael Lynch
Publisher: Hodder Education
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: The People's Republic of China 1949-76 2nd Edition


Author: Michael Lynch
Publisher: Hodder Education
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.

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.

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

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.

The People's Republic of China 1936-97


Author: Michael Lynch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781471838972
Category: History
Page: 240
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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

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


Author: Michael Lynch
Publisher: Hodder Education
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

A Borrowed Place

The History of Hong Kong
Author: Frank Welsh
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 624
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A sweeping history of Hong Kong, Britain's last colony, documents court intrigues of London and Peking, the heyday of the British Empire, economic development, its role as a refuge from mainland Chinese communism, and the 1997 return to Chinese sovereignty.

Heinemann Advanced History

China, 1900-76
Author: Geoff Stewart
Publisher: Heinemann Library
ISBN: 9780435327699
Category: China
Page: 192
View: 338

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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.

When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail


Author: Eric Jay Dolin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0871404338
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 394
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Traces the history of the relationship between America and China back to its earliest days, when the United States traded with China for furs, opium and rare sea cucumbers, but left an ecological and human rights disaster that still reverberates today.

Development Centre Studies Chinese Economic Performance in the Long Run, 960-2030 AD, Second Edition, Revised and Updated


Author: Maddison Angus
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264037632
Category:
Page: 196
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This book uses a comparative approach to explain why China’s role in the world economy has changed so dramatically in the last thousand years. This edition has been revised and updated and Chapter 4 is new. It concludes that China will resume its role as the world's largest economy by 2015.

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

The Opium War

Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China
Author: Julia Lovell
Publisher: Overlook Books
ISBN: 9781468308952
Category: History
Page: 480
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Details the 1839 Opium War and the red tape, incompetence, and political cronyism that surrounded China's first conflict with the West and how these events fueled the foundation for modern Chinese nationalism.

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.

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.

Access to History: The USA and Vietnam 1945-75 3rd Edition


Author: Vivienne Sanders
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1444150790
Category: Education
Page: 216
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The book starts with an introduction to the events that led to France's withdrawal from Vietnam and US support of Diem's government and goes on to examine how the conflict escalated and the USA became fully involved. The book also looks at the pressure for peace on the US home front and how this had an impact on the eventual withdrawal and fallout from the war. The role of key figures in the conflict, both American presidents and Vietnamese leaders, is analysed throughout. 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.

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.

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.

Forgotten Ally

China's World War II, 1937–1945
Author: Rana Mitter
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 054784056X
Category: History
Page: 464
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A history of the Chinese experience in WWII, named a Book of the Year by both the Economist and the Financial Times: “Superb” (The New York Times Book Review). In 1937, two years before Hitler invaded Poland, Chinese troops clashed with Japanese occupiers in the first battle of World War II. Joining with the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain, China became the fourth great ally in a devastating struggle for its very survival. In this book, prize-winning historian Rana Mitter unfurls China’s drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, and political intrigue as never before. Based on groundbreaking research, this gripping narrative focuses on a handful of unforgettable characters, including Chiang Kai-shek, Mao Zedong, and Chiang’s American chief of staff, “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell—and also recounts the sacrifice and resilience of everyday Chinese people through the horrors of bombings, famines, and the infamous Rape of Nanking. More than any other twentieth-century event, World War II was crucial in shaping China’s worldview, making Forgotten Ally both a definitive work of history and an indispensable guide to today’s China and its relationship with the West.

A Guide to Chinese Literature


Author: Wilt L. Idema,Lloyd Haft
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0892641231
Category: Education
Page: 376
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DIVA new supplement to courses on Chinese or World literature in translation. /div