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Analysing the Chinese Revolution Second Edition


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  • Analysing the Chinese Revolution: 2nd Edition [PDF 37.7mb]

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  • Preliminary pages [PDF 2.1mb]

  • Background: China's characteristics [PDF 1.7mb]

  • Background: Fall of the Qing Dynasty, 1851-1912 [PDF 2.6mb]

  • Chapter 1: Fragile republic to warlord era, 1912-1927 [PDF 2.3mb]

  • Chapter 2: New popular movements, 1915-1927 [PDF 1.1mb]

  • Chapter 3: The Guomindang, 1923-1927 [PDF 1.7mb]

  • Chapter 4: The Chinese Communist Party, 1920-1934 [PDF 1.5mb]

  • Chapter 5: Life under the Guomindang, 1928-1936 [PDF 1.9mb]

  • Chapter 6: The Long March, 1934-1936 [PDF 1.7mb]

  • Chapter 7: War with Japan, 1936-1945 [PDF 2.2mb]

  • Chapter 8: Civil war to Red victory, 1946-1949 [PDF 2.1mb]

  • Chapter 9: 'Liberation': The early years, 1949-1956 [PDF 2.2mb]

  • Chapter 10: Hundred Flowers, 1957-1958 [PDF 0.8mb]

  • Chapter 11: The Great Leap Forward, 1957-1959 [PDF 1.1mb]

  • Chapter 12: Mao moved aside, 1959-1965 [PDF 1.2mb]

  • Chapter 13: Cultural Revolution 1: Chaos unleashed, 1966-1969 [PDF 1.6mb]

  • Chapter 14: Cultural Revolution 2: Fall of Lin Biao, 1969-1972 [PDF 1.7mb]

  • Chapter 15: Mao's death, 1972-1976 [PDF 2.4mb]

  • Chapter 16: The Deng era, 1981-1997 [PDF 1.5mb]

  • Chapter 17: Historical interpretations [PDF 0.7mb]

  • Endmatter: Appendices, glossary and index [PDF 0.6mb]

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    Modern History Sourcebook: Mao Zedong

    Chapter 8


    Crash Course: 2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius

    Chapter 12

    China - Mao Grooms Successor Aka Red Chinese Elections (1959)

    Chapter 15

    Chapter 16

    China's president Xi Jinping notes Mao's 'mistakes' on 120th anniversary of his birth

    Chapter 17

    Crash Course: Communists, Nationalists, and China's Revolutions

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    Trevor Sowdon