The Great Chinese Revolution

The Great Chinese Revolution

Examines the transformation of Imperial China to Communist China, discusses the social and cultural changes that have occurred, and looks at modern economic development in China

Author: John King Fairbank

Publisher:

ISBN: 1439512825

Category: History

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Examines the transformation of Imperial China to Communist China, discusses the social and cultural changes that have occurred, and looks at modern economic development in China
Categories: History

The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution

The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution

The story of how China's modern development rests on the tragically supressed struggle for true socialism.

Author: Harold Isaacs

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781931859844

Category: History

Page: 384

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The story of how China's modern development rests on the tragically supressed struggle for true socialism.
Categories: History

China

China

Author: K. R. Sharma

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 8170991013

Category: China

Page: 268

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Categories: China

Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution

Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution

Comprehensively indexed and with an introduction newly written by the editor, a leading expert in the field,Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolutionis sure to be recognized as a vital reference resource for all serious Mao scholars.

Author: Gregor Benton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076185662

Category: China

Page: 541

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Comprehensively indexed and with an introduction newly written by the editor, a leading expert in the field,Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolutionis sure to be recognized as a vital reference resource for all serious Mao scholars.
Categories: China

Anarchism in the Chinese Revolution

Anarchism in the Chinese Revolution

Arif Dirlik's latest offering is a revisionist perspective on Chinese radicalism in the twentieth century.

Author: Arif Dirlik

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520082649

Category: History

Page: 336

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Arif Dirlik's latest offering is a revisionist perspective on Chinese radicalism in the twentieth century. He argues that the history of anarchism is indispensable to understanding crucial themes in Chinese radicalism. And anarchism is particularly significant now as a source of democratic ideals within the history of the socialist movement in China. Dirlik draws on the most recent scholarship and on materials available only in the last decade to compile the first comprehensive history of his subject available in a Western language. He emphasizes the anarchist contribution to revolutionary discourse and elucidates this theme through detailed analysis of both anarchist polemics and social practice. The changing circumstances of the Chinese revolution provide the immediate context, but throughout his writing the author views Chinese anarchism in relation to anarchism worldwide.
Categories: History

Marxism in the Chinese Revolution

Marxism in the Chinese Revolution

Representing a lifetime of research and writing by noted historian Arif Dirlik, the essays collected here explore developments in Chinese socialism and the issues that have occupied historians of the Chinese revolution for the past three ...

Author: Arif Dirlik

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742530698

Category: History

Page: 331

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Representing a lifetime of research and writing by noted historian Arif Dirlik, the essays collected here explore developments in Chinese socialism and the issues that have occupied historians of the Chinese revolution for the past three decades. Dirlik engages Chinese socialism critically but with sympathy for the aspirations of revolutionaries who found the hope of social, political, and cultural liberation in Communist alternatives to capitalism and the intellectual inspiration to realize their hopes in Marxist theory. The book's historical approach to Marxist theory emphasizes its global relevance while avoiding dogmatic and Eurocentric limitations. These incisive essays range from the origins of socialism in the early twentieth century, through the victory of the Communists in mid-century, to the virtual abandonment by century's end of any pretense to a socialist revolutionary project by the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party. All that remains of the revolution in historical hindsight are memories of its failures and misdeeds, but Dirlik retains a critical perspective not just toward the past but also toward the ideological hegemonies of the present. Taken together, his writings reaffirm the centrality of the revolution to modern Chinese history. They also illuminate the fundamental importance of Marxism to grasping the flaws of capitalist modernity, despite the fact that in the end the socialist response was unable to transcend the social and ideological horizons of capitalism.
Categories: History

New Perspectives on the Chinese Communist Revolution

New Perspectives on the Chinese Communist Revolution

The result of a conference cosponsored by the Sinological Institute, Leiden U., and the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and held during January 1990, this collection of essays presents new perspectives on the history ...

Author: Tony Saich

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 1563244284

Category: Political Science

Page: 414

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The result of a conference cosponsored by the Sinological Institute, Leiden U., and the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and held during January 1990, this collection of essays presents new perspectives on the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) between its founding in 1920 and its conquest of China in 1949. Employing the voluminous primary sources that have become available in the last decade and a half, the authors draw attention to events and places that until now have suffered historiographical neglect or offer revisionist interpretations of the signal events and leading figures of CCP history, in many cases relating them to new theoretical perspectives on culture and local society, including language and gender relations. Paper edition (unseen), $32.50. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Political Science

The Chinese Revolution in Historical Perspective

The Chinese Revolution in Historical Perspective

The volume presents a concise history of China, reinterprets the revolution and its relationship to the past, and provides valuable insights into the problems of contemporary China.

Author: John E. Schrecker

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313274851

Category: China

Page: 240

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This introduction to the social, political, and intellectual history of China offers new perspectives as it analyzes two crucial and interrelated questions. Schrecker proposes new approaches for conceptualizing and evaluating China's modern revolution and the long and often misunderstood Chinese past, clarifying a topic made more complex because the West and Western ideas have played crucial roles in the revolutionary process. The volume presents a concise history of China, reinterprets the revolution and its relationship to the past, and provides valuable insights into the problems of contemporary China. It is of importance for the general reader and should be useful as a text in courses in Chinese, comparative and world history.
Categories: China

The Tragedy of Liberation

The Tragedy of Liberation

In an epic of revolution and violence which draws on newly opened party archives, interviews and memoirs, Frank Dikötter interweaves the stories of millions of ordinary people with the brutal politics of Mao's court.

Author: Frank Dikötter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408837597

Category: History

Page: 400

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In 1949 Mao Zedong hoisted the red flag over Beijing's Forbidden City. Instead of liberating the country, the communists destroyed the old order and replaced it with a repressive system that would dominate every aspect of Chinese life. In an epic of revolution and violence which draws on newly opened party archives, interviews and memoirs, Frank Dikötter interweaves the stories of millions of ordinary people with the brutal politics of Mao's court. A gripping account of how people from all walks of life were caught up in a tragedy that sent at least five million civilians to their deaths.
Categories: History

The Chinese Revolution

The Chinese Revolution

Presents an account of the Chinese Civil War and what the communist victory meant to Chinese society and the Chinese people.

Author: Paul J. Byrne

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756520061

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Presents an account of the Chinese Civil War and what the communist victory meant to Chinese society and the Chinese people.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Re envisioning the Chinese Revolution

Re envisioning the Chinese Revolution

This volume examines the memories of a range of social groups, including disenfranchised workers and rural women, who have often been neglected in scholarship.

Author: Ching Kwan Lee

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804758530

Category: History

Page: 330

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A comprehensive study of contemporary memories of China's revolutionary epoch, from the time of Japanese imperialism through the Cultural Revolution. This volume examines the memories of a range of social groups, including disenfranchised workers and rural women, who have often been neglected in scholarship.
Categories: History

China From Permanent Revolution to Counter Revolution

China  From Permanent Revolution to Counter Revolution

This book is a comprehensive analysis of the revolutionary history of China, from the early 20th century to the present era of crisis, aided by a wealth of research which cuts across the many historical distortions both of bourgeois ...

Author: John Peter Roberts

Publisher: Wellred Books

ISBN: 9781900007870

Category: History

Page: 520

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This book is a comprehensive analysis of the revolutionary history of China, from the early 20th century to the present era of crisis, aided by a wealth of research which cuts across the many historical distortions both of bourgeois academia and of the Chinese Communist Party. This book answers the questions: What was the class composition and class nature of the Chinese Communist Party when it took power in 1949? What forces pushed the Mao regime, despite its explicitly class-collaborationist strategy, to take measures which were objectively socialist and to establish the Chinese workers’ state? The Chinese Revolution was a practical test of both Trotsky’s theory of permanent revolution and Mao’s theory of uninterrupted revolution by stages. Which theory matched reality? The degeneration of the Chinese People’s Republic to capitalism has been a second rigorous practical test of Trotsky’s analyses. Has his prognosis that without a political revolution to overthrow the regime, a Stalinist bureaucratic state would return to capitalism, been proved correct?
Categories: History

Pioneer of the Chinese Revolution

Pioneer of the Chinese Revolution

This book consists of two long essays touching on one of Shimada's abiding themes, the influence of domestic Chinese systems of thought on the development of Chinese revolutionary thought.

Author:

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804766649

Category:

Page: 190

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Shimada Kenji is one of Japan's greatest sinologists, with formidable scholarly accomplishments in many fields--classical Chinese thought, Neo-Confucianism in China and Japan, late Qing thought, the 1911 Revolution, and Sino-Japanese relations. This book consists of two long essays touching on one of Shimada's abiding themes, the influence of domestic Chinese systems of thought on the development of Chinese revolutionary thought. This massive project engages Shimada's greatest strength, a profound awareness of and deep study in the history of Chinese philosophy and religion, when examining the people and ideas that culminated in the 1911 Revolution and the end of the imperial institution in China. Unlike most other scholars, Shimada takes his modern protagonists with complete seriousness when they draw on seemingly traditional ideas to justify radical change in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Zhang Binglin, the subject of the first essay in this book, is arguably the most misunderstood figure among the key revolutionaries of the 1911 period. The appearance of this classic essay, Zhang Binglin: Traditional Chinese Scholar and Revolutionary (1970), marked the first time that Zhang had been assessed as a whole person. Shimada explains how Zhang himself saw the inextricable linkage between a wholehearted devotion to traditional Chinese scholarship-indeed, the very preservation of that tradition-and the revolutionary cause. Often dismissed as a crackpot, brilliant or otherwise, or as a perverse intransigent incapable of comprehending the modern world as it passed him by, Zhang has never received the kind of attention in the West that his importance warrants. The second essay, Confucius in the Era of the 1911 Revolution (I978), deals with an issue that has never before received concerted attention. How could the figure of Confucius have been deified by the leaders of the 1898 Reform Movement and, less than two decades later, be excoriated by the leaders of the May Fourth Movement? Shimada analyzes the views concerning Confucianism of all the major groups (including the Qing government and over seas Chinese in Europe) in the period under study (1895-1919) before suggesting some answers to this fascinating question.
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Origins of the Chinese Revolution 1915 1949

Origins of the Chinese Revolution  1915 1949

Analyzes the internal pressures and social crises that fostered the beginnings of the Chinese Revolution

Author: Lucien Bianco

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804708274

Category: History

Page: 223

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Analyzes the internal pressures and social crises that fostered the beginnings of the Chinese Revolution
Categories: History

The Chinese Revolution in the 1920s

The Chinese Revolution in the 1920s

Based mainly on Russian and Chinese archival sources that have become available only since the early 1990s, the authors of this collection explore the main aspects of the Chinese Revolution in the crucial period of the 1920s, such as the ...

Author: Roland Felber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136873102

Category: History

Page: 344

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Based mainly on Russian and Chinese archival sources that have become available only since the early 1990s, the authors of this collection explore the main aspects of the Chinese Revolution in the crucial period of the 1920s, such as the United Front policy, the development of communism, the Guomindang perspective, institutional issues and social movements. The various approaches and interpretative methods employed by the contributors from seven countries have resulted in a collection of articles representing four very different and until now almost independent discourses: the European, the American, the Chinese, and the Russian.
Categories: History

A Bitter Revolution

A Bitter Revolution

Rana Mitter goes back to this pivotal moment in Chinese history to uncover the origins of the painful transition from a premodern past into a modern world.

Author: Rana Mitter

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019280605X

Category: History

Page: 357

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China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. Rana Mitter goes back to this pivotal moment in Chinese history to uncover the origins of the painful transition from a premodern past into a modern world. By the 1920s the seemingly civilized world shaped over the last two thousand years by the legacy of the great philosopher Confucius was falling apart in the face of western imperialism and internal warfare. Chinese cities still bore the imprints of its ancient past with narrow, lanes and temples to long-worshipped gods, but these were starting to change with the influx of foreign traders, teachers, and missionaries, all eager to shape China's ancient past into a modern present. Mitter takes us through the resulting social turmoil and political promise, the devastating war against Japan in the 1940s, Communism and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, and the new era of hope in the 1980s ended by the Tian'anmen uprising. He reveals the impetus behind the dramatic changes in Chinese culture and politics as being China's "New Culture" - a strain of thought which celebrated youth, individualism, and the heady mixture of strange and seductive new cultures from places as far apart as America, India, and Japan.
Categories: History

The Chinese Revolution in Historical Perspective

The Chinese Revolution in Historical Perspective

Offers a succinct history of China in terms of traditional Chinese historical theories, emphasizing the relationship between China's modern era and its past.

Author: John E. Schrecker

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275974766

Category: History

Page: 316

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Offers a succinct history of China in terms of traditional Chinese historical theories, emphasizing the relationship between China's modern era and its past.
Categories: History