China Since 1949
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Exploring the remarkable story of Chinas rise to global prominence, China since 1949 provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the events that have shaped the country since the middle of the twentieth century.
Covering the Maoist era through the Reform period to the present day, this book addresses subjects such as Chinas position as a world economic power, the Chinese Communist Partys treatment of ethnic minorities, womens experiences under the Communist regime, and Chinas human rights record. Fully updated throughout, the third edition includes:
a new chapter focusing on China since 2010
discussion of current issues such as Chinas territorial disputes, computer hacking and cyber-espionage, corruption, leadership changes, and the slowing of Chinas economic growth
extensively revised chapters on China and the World and on Government, Politics and the Economy
An updated selection of primary source documents.
Also containing a chronology of events from 1949 to 2015, a Whos Who of key figures, a glossary and a guide to further reading, China Since 1949 is an accessible and engaging introduction to Chinas recent past and essential reading for students of modern Chinese history.