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In modern China, globalization, technology, reform, and historical tradition have combined to create a dynamic and diverse country, where free-market forces coexist with Communism and individuals seek their fortunes. Yet while China soars, many in the West harbor a growing suspicion of its intentions. What does China's economic muscle portend for the rest of the world? Will a strong China be peaceful or aggressive? A China Primer for Students answers these questions and provides students with a greater understanding of this populous nation. It also helps students discern where China fits in the global framework and how it influences the international community. This book provides a chronological history of China from the Neolithic Age to the present, including major challenges, and current political developments.
Joseph D. Wilcox earned a master's degree in international studies from Denver University and is a former assistant program director for the American Forum for Global Education in New York. He is the author of A Middle East Primer for Students (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2004).
Chapter 1 China Today Chapter 2 Geography of China Chapter 3 Early History of China Chapter 4 The Early Modern Period: The Ming and the Qing Dynasties Chapter 5 The Chinese Republic: 1911 to 1949 Chapter 6 China Since 1949 Chapter 7 Appendix A: China Time Line Chapter 8 Appendix B: Internet Resources Chapter 9 Appendix C: Further Reading
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