"The Rise of the Chinese Republic" describes the history of the Chinese people's revolutionary movement, from the corrupt and decadent Qing dynasty to the events of Tiananmen Square. In this book, Hoyt argues that the 1949 Communist revolution was a natural outgrowth of seeds of rebellion planted in the 1800s and watered for decades by domestic injustice and misguided foreign interference. He also sheds new light on the Opium Wars, the Boxer Rebellion and the Sun Yatsen republic. He probes China's chronic disputes with Japan and the Soviet Union, Chiang Kaishek's duel with the rising communists and the Korean War. He also provides updated appraisal of the Mao years, the failure of Marxism and the student uprisings of the late 1980s. Evincing both a journalist's eye for detail and a historian's perspective, this narrative aims to bring modern Chinese history to life.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1St Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070306192