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From Mao to Now

From Mao to Now  

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

in China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know® (3 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 June 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190659073.003.004
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Who was Deng Xiaoping? Deng’s first revolutionary experiences were as a student in France in the 1920s, when he developed a lasting friendship with a fellow radical youth named ... More
The Future

The Future  

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

in China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know® (3 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 June 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190659073.003.0006
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Is China bent on world domination? Although Americans perceived the Soviet Union as posing the greatest Cold War-era military challenge, they also periodically feared a “China ... More
Imperial China

Imperial China  

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

in China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know® (3 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 June 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190659073.003.0002
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What were the main early dynasties? A standard way to break up Chinese history is to start with 221 b.c.e., the year that Qin Shi Huang transformed various small states into ... More
Revolutions and Revolutionaries

Revolutions and Revolutionaries  

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

in China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know® (3 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 June 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190659073.003.0003
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Who was Sun Yat-sen? Sun Yat-sen has been hailed as the founding father of the ROC and likened to George Washington in more than a few Chinese textbooks. Sun has the rare ... More
Schools of Thought

Schools of Thought  

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

in China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know® (3 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 June 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190659073.003.0001
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Who was Confucius? Confucius (551–479 b.c.e.) was a teacher and philosopher who lived during the Zhou (Chou 1 ) Dynasty (1045–256 b.c.e.), in what is known as the Spring and ... More
US–China Misunderstandings

US–China Misunderstandings  

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

in China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know® (3 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 June 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190659073.003.0005
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What is the most common thing Americans get wrong about China? The preceding chapters have drawn attention to some important sources of US misunderstanding of Chinese realities. ... More

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