Historical Dictionary of the People s Republic of China

Author: Lawrence R. Sullivan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442264691
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When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) assumed power in October 1949 China was one of the poorest nations in the world and so weak it had been conquered in the late 1930s and early 1940s by its neighbor Japan, a country one-10th its size. More than five decades later, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is an emerging economic, political, and major military power with the world’s fastest growing economy and largest population (1.35 billion in 2015). A member of the United Nations Security Council since the early 1970s and a nuclear power, China wields enormous influence in the world community while at home what was once a nation of largely poverty-stricken peasants and urban areas with little-to-no industry has been transformed into an increasingly urbanized society with a growing middle class and an industrial and service sector that leads the world in such industries as steel and textiles while becoming a major player in computers and telecommunications. All the while the country has remained under the tight political control of a one-party system dominated by the Chinese Communist Party that despite periods of intense political conflict and turmoil governs China with a membership in 2014 of 88 million people—the largest single organization on earth. This third edition of Historical Dictionary ofthe People's Republic of China contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about China.

Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Republic of China

Author: John Franklin Copper
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780810856004
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This reference provides detailed information on places, events, and people in Taiwan, and explains the importance of each in terms of Taiwan's identity as a nation or alternatively its ties to China. Copper (international studies, Rhodes College) updates this edition to include current events. He also provides an able chronology and extended introd

Historical Dictionary of Turkmenistan

Author: Rafis Abazov
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810853621
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Historical Dictionary of Turkmenistan, the first comprehensive reference book in English, provides a concise overview of the historical development of Turkmenistan. The introduction and chronology outline Turkmen history, with a focus on the 20th century; political and economic development; ethnic policies; and nation building. The dictionary consists of approximately 300 entries and is cross-referenced for easy use by international consultants, NGO activists, policymakers, scholars, and students. The substantial bibliography helps readers find materials and resources in specialized subject areas.

Historical Dictionary of the People s Republic of China 1949 1997

Author: Lawrence R. Sullivan
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Looks at this country during the period of 1949 through 1996, providing a brief history of the country during this time, which is marked by five distinct periods of economic reconstruction and political consolidation. Contains a selected bibliography and a list of acronyms and abbreviations. In the ASIAN/OCEANIAN HISTORICAL DICTIONARIES series.

Historical Dictionary of Kazakhstan

Author: Didar Kassymova
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810879832
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The Historical Dictionary of Kazakhstan covers the history of Kazakhstan through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Kazakhstan.

Historical Dictionary of Tibet

Author: John Powers
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810879840
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The Historical Dictionary of Tibet is the most comprehensive dictionary published to date on Tibetan history. It covers the history of Tibet from 27,000 BCE to the present through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, culture, anthropology, and sociology. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Tibet.

Historical Dictionary of Science and Technology in Modern China

Author: Lawrence R. Sullivan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810878550
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The historical dictionary provides information on science and technology in China from the late nineteenth century to the present including: a chronology; introduction; extensive bibliography; over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries on major scientific and technological fields and sub-fields; entries on western scholars and educators.

Historical Dictionary of Mongolia

Author: Alan J. K. Sanders
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780810830776
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Focuses on the emerging Mongolia, with entries on persons, institutions, places, and events that have become important in the 1990s, as well as entries on the communist period, and the Mongols beyond Mongolia's borders. Includes a chronology from 1162 to 1994, appendices of new constitution and inve

Historical Dictionary of India

Author: Surjit Mansingh
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810865025
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The Republic of India is the second most populous, the seventh largest by geographical area, and has the fourth largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity in the world. While it has always been an important country, it has often been neglected. Of late, however, there has been much talk of the 'new' India, one with greater economic dynamism, a more active foreign policy, and the emergence of a huge middle class. With over a hundred new cross-referenced dictionary entries-the majority of which pertain to the last decade-and updating others, the second edition of the Historical Dictionary of India illustrates the rapidly evolving situation without neglecting the country's ancient past. The chronology has been brought up to date, the introduction expanded, and the bibliography includes numerous new titles.