China Through the Ages - from Confucius to Deng (Vol 2)

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This book is in two volumes: Volume I focuses on China's past, from the beginning of Chinese civilization to the 1911 Revolution, mainly reflecting the changes in the country, its population and territory, national features, philosophies, religions and ways of life, as well as its contributions to politics, economy and culture.

Volume II focuses on contemporary China, from 1921 to 2008, mainly reflecting on China's independence, changing perspectives in foreign affairs, national unification especially the country's reform and opening-up - and achievements related to its modernization.
This book is for readers who wish to learn more about China, and introduces Chinese history by recounting distinctive stories of different ages.

Here's a brief yet comprehensive look at the peaks and valleysof the country's vibrant past, a concise update on the fastest-growing economy in the world, and a sneak peek into China'sfuture prospects. Here is China as never revealed before

About Author
Xie Chuntao was born in Linshu County,Shandong 1963.In 1982 he obtained a bachelor's degree in education from Shandong NormaI University,and then a master's degree in law from Zhejiang University and doctorate in law from Beijing's Renmin University of China in1988.
He has been teaching and doing research on the history of the Communist Party of China(CPC)at the Party School of the CentraI Committee ofthe CPC since l 988,and lS now a professor and theDeputy Director of the Teaching and Research Department of CPC History.
As an executive counciImember and the SecretaryGeneraI of the History Societyofthe CPC,he also serves as aguest professor and part-timeresearcher at many institutionsof higher learnin9,includingTianjin's Nankai University.His major works include Turmoil of the Great LeapForward and A Brief Historvof the 1959 Mount Lushan Meeting.
Table of Contents
Chapter 11 The Long March
Chapter 12 The Resistance to the Japanese Invasion
Chapter 13 On the Path to National Revival
Chapter 14 National Reconstruction
Chapter 15 Exploring the Road to Construction
Chapter 16 The“Cultural Revolution”
Chapter 17 How Deng Xiaoping Changed China
Chapter 18 A New Stage of Reform and Development
Chapter 19 Future Trends
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But Roosevelt was dissatisfied with Chiang, as the latter seemed to be half-hearted about the struggle against the Japa- nese invaders. "As a matter of fact," he said, "there's only one point to our work in China——we must make China continue fighting, to distract the Japanese army. And America is sure that to support China is to protect our own security and interests, and that's necessary to the Allies' cause."
Roosevelt hoped this meeting would enhance China's standing as one of the four great powers (China, America, Russia and Britain), and provide symbolic support for Chiang. From November 21 to 22, 1943 representatives from China, America and Britain arrived in Cairo. Chiang held extensive talks with Roosevelt and Churchill from the 22nd to the 26th. Since Burma had fallen, China was facing extreme difficul- ties on the battlefield and so it was very important to reopen the China-Burma Road. Chiang Kai-shek suggested that the counter-attack in Burma required Britain to transfer its navy to Bengal, so that Burma could be taken back by both naval and land forces, and the China-Burma Road could be opened again to serve as China's supply line from the southwest. Churchill, however, was in favor of finishing the war in Europe first. The issue of a joint counter-attack against the Japanese in Burma was left in the air.
On the evening of November 23, Chiang and Roosevelt held a long secret discussion about China's resistance to Japan and Sino-American relations.
Regarding China's standing as a world power, Roosevelt thought that the country should be treated as one of the four powers with an equal voice to the other three in major world affairs. Chiang expressed his enthusiastic agreement. Roosevelt also suggested that the Republic of China take back Manchuria.

In recent years, China's reform and opening-up movement, as well as her rapid development, have drawn increasing attention from foreign coun- tries anxious for an insight into what has always been a mysterious land for them. At the same time, China needs to open up to the international commu- nity as much as possible, so as to integrate herself smoothly with the rest of the world.
However, rarely do we see books on China's evolution by local authors becoming popular with foreign readers, and there are even fewer widely-read books that cover Chinese history, culture, current situation and challenges. This is why I readily agreed when Mrs Zhang Haiou, deputy chief editor of New World Press, asked me to compile a book about Chinese history. I knew I would meet many challenges, but it would be worthwhile.
The idea for this book came from Mr Lin Liangqi, former deputy chief editor of China International Publishing Group. He has worked on media and cultural exchanges between China and the outside world, and is well experienced in this field.
China Through the Ages - from Confucius to Deng (Vol 2)