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Source: Chinese Cultural Revolution poster showing Chairman Mao Zedong above an adoring crowd of Red Guards, soldiers, and workers. (Encyclopædia Britannica, 2019)
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Chinese Revolution | Summaries and Revision
Access to History: China 1839-1997 by
Publication Date: 2016
Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students.This title:- Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications- Contains authoritative and engaging content- Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians- Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learntThis title is suitable for a variety of courses including:- AQA: The Transformation of China, 1937-1997- Edexcel: Mao's China, 1949-76
Defeat and revolution 1901–25 (Lynch, 2016, pp. 47-72)
* The downfall of the Manchu dynasty 1901–11, * The rule of Yuan Shikai 1912–16, * Warlord China, * The 4 May Movement 1919–27, * The Nationalists (GMD) under Sun Yatsen 1912–25, * The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
Nationalists and Communists 1924–45 (Lynch, 2016, pp. 73-100)
* The GMD–CCP United Front 1924–7, * The Communists under Mao Zedong, * The Guomindang under Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kaishek)
The Japanese threat and Communist takeover 1931–49 (Lynch, 2016, pp. 101-128)
* The Japanese occupation of China 1931–7, * The Sino-Japanese War 1937–41, * The Sino-Japanese War 1941–5, * The Communist takeover 1945–9
China and the wider world 1949–76 (Lynch, 2016, pp. 129-153)
* The PRC’s international position and regional issues, * The PRC’s relations with the USA, * The PRC’s relations with the Soviet Union, * The impact of the Cultural Revolution on external affairs
The People's Republic of China, 1949-76 by
Publication Date: 2008
The second edition of this best-selling title has been revised and updated to reflect the needs of the current specifications. The title charts China's remarkable and tumultuous development from the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949 to Mao's death in 1976. The book examines thewidespread social and economic change that resulted from the Communist revolution, including the changes to agriculture, the five-year plans and the hundred-flowers campaign. It then goes on to look at the reasons for the Cultural Revolution and its legacy. In addition the author analyzes Mao'sstatus as a political leader and his importance in the domestic developments of China from 1949 to 76. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge andunderstanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.