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Published: 09 October 1997

400 Pages | 10 halftones, 4 linecuts, 3 maps

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195106299

Bookseller Code (04)

People's China

A Brief History

Third Edition

Craig Dietrich

This standard book has been updated to take into account China's increasing economic liberalization along with its continuing authoritarianism in the late 1990's. Beginning with the sweeping changes which occurred when Mao Zedong and the Communists defeated Chiang Kai-shek in 1949 and took over a China which was still reeling from World War II, this book introduces us to the unique characters and events which have shaped recent Chinese history. Including new important materials as well as a thoroughly rewritten final chapter, this third edition of People's China is completely up-to-date, chronologically unpacking the essential story of modern China -- the historical background, the ideologies, the grand economic achievements, and the cruel repression.

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