China Today

China Today

An Encyclopedia of Life in the People's Republic

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Containing over 200 entries written by scholars working in various disciplines both in the U.S. and in China, this two-volume resource provides current, accurate, and useful information on the politics, economics, society, and culture of the People's Republic and Taiwan since 1949.
Containing over 200 entries written by scholars working in various disciplines both in the United States and in China, this two-volume resource provides current, accurate, and useful information on the politics, economics, society, and culture of both the People's Republic and Taiwan since 1949. Illustrated and offering both a detailed subject index and extensive cross-referencing, this easy-to-use encyclopedia contains essays on important Chinese leaders and events since 1949, as well as on recent and contemporary political and cultural policies; relations with foreign states; internal poltical, economic, and commercial structures; literature; religion; the role of women; and many other important and timely topics.

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From Administrative Reforms (of 1949-1978) to Zhu Rongji (the foremost architect of China's recent economic reforms, 239 entries look at major aspects of communist China with the aim of highlighting the process of transition. Broadly, the cross-referenced entries presented by Luo (French and Chinese, Bloomsburg U. of Pennsylvania) cover agricultural and rural China; arts and literature; diplomacy and foreign relations; economy, trade, and business culture; education; ethnic groups and issues; government, law, and administration; individuals; intellectuals; labor and human resource management; media; medicine and health; the military, criminal justice, and human rights; political campaigns and leaders; population issues; regions; religion and spiritual life; social issues; Taiwan; Sino-American relations; urbanization; and women. Entries are approximately 1000 to 1500 words in length and each is followed by a selected bibliography guiding readers to further sources. Also included in the volume is a historical chronology and a topical listing of entries. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Alphabetically-arranged entries provide detailed information regarding Chinese history, culture, and politics since 1949, including anti-Western nationalism, ethnic marriage customs, and urbanization and migration.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005
ISBN: 0313327696 (v.2 : alk. paper)
0313327688 (v.1 : alk. paper)
0313321701 (set : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: R951.0503 CHI
Characteristics: 2 v. (xxviii, 773 p.) : ill., map, ports. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Luo, Jing 1960-

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