Rebellions and Revolutions

China from the 1800s to the 1980s

Author: Jack Gray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198215769

Category: China

Page: 456

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Traditional society - The opening of China - Taiping Rebelllion, 1850-1864 - Conflict with the Western Powers, 1843-1861 - The self-strengthening movement, 1861-1894 - Reform and revolution - Chinese economy - War-lord era - Radicalization of Chinese politics - Rise of Chiang Kaishek - Nationalist regime, 1928-1937 - Chinese Communist Party - Chinese People's Republic - The great leap forward - The great proletarian cultural revolutions - China since the death of Mao - The road to Tiananmen.

Über Himmel und Erde

Festschrift für Erling von Mende

Author: Erling von Mende

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447053624

Category: History

Page: 502

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Copyright Deutsche Morgenl'andische Gesellschaft 2006.

Rebellions and Revolutions

China from the 1800s to the 1980s

Author: Jack Gray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198215769

Category: China

Page: 456

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Traditional society - The opening of China - Taiping Rebelllion, 1850-1864 - Conflict with the Western Powers, 1843-1861 - The self-strengthening movement, 1861-1894 - Reform and revolution - Chinese economy - War-lord era - Radicalization of Chinese politics - Rise of Chiang Kaishek - Nationalist regime, 1928-1937 - Chinese Communist Party - Chinese People's Republic - The great leap forward - The great proletarian cultural revolutions - China since the death of Mao - The road to Tiananmen.

The China-Burma-India Campaign, 1931-1945

Historiography and Annotated Bibliography

Author: Eugene L. Rasor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313288722

Category: History

Page: 282

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Provides an evaluative survey of the literature on the most complex and perhaps most controversial campaign of World War II.

History for the IB Diploma: Causes, Practices and Effects of Wars

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521189314

Category: History

Page: 240

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An exciting new series that covers the five Paper 2 topics of the IB 20th Century World History syllabus. This coursebook covers Paper 2, Topic 1, Causes, practices and effects of wars, in the 20th Century World History syllabus for the IB History programme. It is divided into thematic sections, following the IB syllabus structure and is written in clear, accessible English. It covers the following areas for detailed study: First World War (1914-18); Second World War (1939-45); Asia and Oceania: Chinese Civil War (1927-37 and 1946-9); and Europe and Middle East: Spanish Civil War (1936-9). Tailored to the requirements and assessment objectives of the IB syllabus, it allows students to make comparisons between different regions and time periods.


The Statesman's Yearbook 2002

The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World

Author: B. Turner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230271308

Category: Political Science

Page: 2096

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For the last 138 years, The Statesman's Yearbook has been relied upon to provide accurate and comprehensive information on the current political, economic and social status of every country in the world. The appointment of the new editor - only the seventh in 138 years - brought enhancements to the 1998-99 edition and these have been continued since then. Internet usage figures are included. Specially commissioned essays from major political and academic figures supplement country entries in areas of major upheaval and change. A fold out colour section provides a political world map and flags for the 191 countries of the world. The task of monitoring the pattern or flow of world change is never-ending. However, the annual publication of The Statesman's Yearbook gives all the information needed in one easily digestible single volume. It will save hours of research and cross-referencing between different sources. A prestigious and popular book, The Statesman's Yearbook is updated every 12 months. In a world of continual change The Statesman's Yearbook is a necessary annual purchase.

The Statesman's Yearbook 2001

The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World

Author: B. Turner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230271294

Category: Political Science

Page: 2032

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For the last 137 years, The Statesman's Yearbook has been relied upon to provide accurate and comprehensive information on the current political, economic and social status of every country in the world. The appointment of the new editor - only the seventh in 137 years - brought enhancements to the 1998-99 edition and these have been continued since then. Internet usage figures are included. Specially commissioned essays from major political and academic figures supplement country entries in areas of major upheaval and change. A fold out colour section provides a political world map and flags for the 191 countries of the world. The task of monitoring the pattern or flow of world change is never-ending. However, the annual publication of The Statesman's Yearbook gives all the information needed in one easily digestible single volume. It will save hours of research and cross-referencing between different sources. A prestigious and popular book, The Statesman's Yearbook is updated every 12 months. In a world of continual change The Statesman's Yearbook is a necessary annual purchase.



Élitist fascism

Chiang Kaishek's Blueshirts in 1930s China

Author: Dooeum Chung

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd

ISBN: 9780754611660

Category: History

Page: 366

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Chung Dooeum considers the Chinese Blueshirts organisation from1932-1938. The book sets out the terms of comparison between the Blueshirts and Fascist organisations in Europe and Japan, indicating where there were similarities an differences of ideology and practice, as well as establishing links between them. The Blue shirts espoused many of the characteristics of a Fascist organisation, especially according to the Japanese model and to some extent to the European model. Although, they were in many ways typical of the power-cliques which were already an integral part of Chinese politics. The influence of Chinese secret society traditions is also examined as an aspect that clearly distinguished them from their European Fascist counterparts. The conclusion arrived at, is that the Blueshirts may properly be described as fascist - or an organisation with unmistakable links to Fascism. Not only does this study contribute specifically to the political history of China, it also examines the development of political and military movements in the Far East in the period preceding World War Two.


Mandarin Chinese

An Introduction

Author: Mobo C. F. Gao

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195540024

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 226

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Mandarin Chinese: An Introduction provides a systematic overview of Mandarin Chinese from the perspective of the English-speaking learner. Using a comparative approach, it contrasts grammatical and other features in Mandarin Chinese language with relevant issues in English. The book opens with a chapter on the setting of the Chinese language, giving a brief account of the historical, geographical, social, and linguistic background of China. Modern Chinese politics has played an important role in the development of modern standard Chinese, and this is discussed in a separate chapter. Subsequent chapters cover sounds and tones, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and discourse (including regional accents and dialects, gender, and written versus spoken Chinese). Mandarin Chinese brings a wide range of topics and issues together in one volume, presenting a coherent, easy-to-follow picture of the language, and a practical, efficient way to learn.




Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.


Empire, Welfare State, Europe

History of the United Kingdom 1906-2001

Author: Trevor Owen Lloyd

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198700678

Category: History

Page: 558

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'Review from previous edition an admirable text - informed, provocative, and highly readable - for any course on twentieth-century Britiain' -Journal of Modern History'a very readable book, in a style that lends itself to its subject matter' -General Education'covers an extremely difficult period in some depth, and yet goes far beyond the political aspects to study the social and cultural life' -History TodayThis fifth edition of Empire, Welfare State, Europe has been revised and updated to provide a comprehensive history of the United Kingdom from the decline of the Empire to the general election of May 2001.

Hammond Atlas of the 20th Century

Author: Hammond Incorporated

Publisher: Hammond World Atlas Corporation

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 239

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Maps and illustrations chronicle the events, people, places, themes, problems, and accomplishments of the twentieth century