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In this section on modern history of China we cover the last one hundred years. Our
History section gives full coverage of the dynastic period from earliest times. The Republic of China was founded on January 1st 1912, and we include pages on the Peoples Republic that was founded in 1949, the leaders of the P.R.C. and also the unique system of Chinese government. Looking both backwards and forwards there is coverage of China's ambitious program of space exploration; some musings on China's likely future trajectory, its economy and that formative experience for the founding P.R.C. leaders : the Long March.
Epic and formative episode in the rise of the Communists Modern HistoryThe epic tale of the struggle of thousands of soldiers over thousands of miles of challenging terrain has been held up as the chief heroic episode in the early days of the Communist party. It was during the Long March that Mao Zedong emerged as leader with his own vision for the future of China. Read more…
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China's NeighborsThe countries that surround China have an interesting set of relationships. Wars, conquest and religion have defined the current boundaries of the Peoples' Republic. India, Russia, Pakistan, Myanmar and Afghanistan all have important borders with China. Read more…
The Peoples of ChinaChina although predominately populated with the Han Chinese, has over 100 million people identified as belonging to other ethnic minorities. However these people are concentrated in the less densely populated 'fringes' of China so may form the majority in certain areas. Tensions with other peoples has been a cause of troubles throughout China's long history and continue to this day in Tibet and Xinjiang. Read more…
Chinese coolies 1845-1880When African slavery was made illegal in the UK and US, employers turned to China for supply of labor. In some destinations the conditions were just as appalling as for the Africans. A technicality allowed employers to claim this was not slavery but Chinese were bought at markets and had little chance of returning home. This little known trade began in 1845 and lasted about 35 years before the Chinese and some foreign gorvernments put a stop to it. Read more…
God's Chinese son This book by the leading Chinese scholar of his generation turns his attention on the bloodiest Civil war in world history. The infusion of Western religion into CHina had toxic effects in the middle of the nineteenth century. This book details the full history of the rebellion and its long lasting effects on Chinese development. More details...
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Ancient coastal province of ShandongThe eastern province of Shandong sticks out into the Yellow Sea and has many historic attractions. It boasts the birthplace of Confucius and also the manufacture of Qingdao beer. The most sacred mountain in China - Taishan - has many ancient temples and memorials. Read more…
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