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Author Woo, X. L

Title Two republics in China : how imperial China became the PRC / X.L. Woo
Published New York : Algora Publishing, 2014


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Contents Part One. The first republic : the Republic of China -- 1911 : how the last dynasty crumbled and warlords took over -- The first civil war between the Nationalist Party and the Communist Party -- The Japanese invasion of China -- The second civil war between the Nationalist Party and the Communist Party -- Part Two. The second republic : the People's Republic of China -- The establishment of the People's Republic of China -- The massacre of reactionaries and the suppression of bandits -- Communist rule in Tibet -- The land reform movement and prostitution reform -- The Korean War -- The so-called Gao Gang & Rao Shushi Anti-Party Event -- China's first five-year plan (1953-57) -- So-called Three Red Banners -- Soviet experts give technical assistance -- The anti-rightist movement -- Mao's goal to overtake England in 15 years -- The meeting on Mt. Lu and Peng's letter -- So-called Great Cultural Revolution
Summary Mr. Woo continues his history of China from 1911, when the Qing dynasty was overthrown after the death of Empress Dowager Cixi, to modern times: a tumultuous century that saw chaos and warlords, invasions, regime change, confiscation of property, and later a return to a mixed economy allowing some capitalist features. In fact, China now has over 100 billionaires - but many families lost everything along the way
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Subject Republics -- History -- 20th century
Communism -- China -- History -- 20th century
Social change -- China -- History -- 20th century
Social conflict -- China -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY -- Asia -- China.
Politics and government
Social change.
Social conflict.
SUBJECT China -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
China -- History -- Republic, 1912-1949.
China -- History -- 1949-1976.
China -- History, Military -- 20th century
Subject China.
Genre/Form Reference works.
Military history.
Reference works.
Ouvrages de référence.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781628940985