Cover image for China profiled : essential facts on society, business and politics in China
China profiled : essential facts on society, business and politics in China
Turner, Barry.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xv, 178 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : maps (some color) ; 22 cm.
Added Author:
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
DS779.26 .C4735255 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

On Order



A new series of easy-to-digest profiles on individual countries and regions, featuring everything you'll ever need to know about the places, people and practices of each country. The series will continue with eight further titles to launch in Spring/Autumn 2000, on Scandinavia, Southern Africa, and Central Europe.

Author Notes

Barry Turner is the editor of The Statesman's Yearbook . He has been a full-time writer for twenty years and has worked as a journalist and broadcaster in the fields of politics, biography, travel, and education. He holds a Ph.D. in political history.

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

From the current editor of The Statesman's Yearbook now comes, well, The Statesman's Yearbook, only with a few omissions and a new name. The World Today, 2000, purporting to be "skillfully abridged," is in fact an almost word-for-word reproduction with some statistics or sentences chopped out to decrease the length. Those of us who know and love The Statesman's Yearbook already find it sufficiently compact. Both books contain concise overviews of every country, including data on government, society, economy, and industry. The only substantial difference here is the price--$17.95 for this paperback, compared with $120 for the hardbound original. Thus, The World Today is a good choice for the individual buyer or for small, specialized libraries. Public and academic libraries should opt for The Statesman's Yearbook. Also new from Turner is "The Statesman's Yearbook Factbook" series, offering titles like China Profiled, France Profiled, Germany Profiled, and Italy Profiled. These books provide brief political and cultural histories; current information and statistics on government, economy, society, and culture; and breakdowns of major cities and regions. While some contact and tourist information is included, the books do not function as travel guides. They will appeal mostly to readers seeking background for traveling or living abroad. Recommended for large public libraries.--Anna Youssefi, Univ. of Houston Lib., TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Territory and Populationp. 2
Time Zone Informationp. 7
Regionsp. 7
Anhui Provincep. 7
Beijing Municipalityp. 8
Fujian Provincep. 8
Gansu Provincep. 9
Guangdong Provincep. 10
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regionp. 11
Guizhou Provincep. 11
Hainan Provincep. 12
Hebei Provincep. 13
Heilongjiang Provincep. 13
Henan Provincep. 14
Hong Kong Special Administrative Regionp. 15
Hubei Provincep. 15
Hunan Provincep. 16
Jiangsu Provincep. 16
Jiangxi Provincep. 17
Jilin Provincep. 18
Liaoning Provincep. 18
Nei Mongol Autonomous Region (Inner Mongolia)p. 19
Qinghai Provincep. 19
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Regionp. 20
Shaanxi Provincep. 21
Shandong Provincep. 21
Shanghai Municipalityp. 22
Shanxi Provincep. 22
Sichuan Provincep. 23
Taiwan Provincep. 24
Tianjin Municipalityp. 24
Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Regionp. 25
Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Regionp. 26
Yunnan Provincep. 27
Zhejiang Provincep. 28
Key Historical Eventsp. 28
Chronologyp. 46
Xia and Shang Dynastiesp. 46
Zhou Dynastyp. 46
Qin Dynastyp. 47
Han Dynastyp. 47
The Three Kingdomsp. 47
Sui Dynastyp. 48
The Tang Dynastyp. 48
The Five Dynasties and the Ten Kingdoms Periodp. 48
The Song Dynastyp. 49
The Yuan Dynasty (Mongol Invaders)p. 49
The Ming Dynastyp. 49
The Qing Dynastyp. 50
The Republicp. 50
The People's Republicp. 51
The Cultural Revolutionp. 51
Cultural Briefingp. 53
Calligraphyp. 53
Paintingp. 53
Theatrep. 54
Literaturep. 55
Cinemap. 57
Ceramicsp. 58
Architecturep. 59
Temple Architecturep. 59
Selected Historical and Political Biographiesp. 60
Dr Sun Yatsenp. 60
Mao Zedongp. 61
Deng Xiaopingp. 61
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibetp. 62
Mei Lan-Fangp. 62
Major Citiesp. 63
Beijing (Peking)p. 63
Shanghaip. 68
Guangzhou (Canton)p. 73
Temple of the Six Banyan Treesp. 75
Octagonal Flower Pagodap. 75
Sacred Heart Churchp. 76
Mausoleum of the 72 Martyrs and Memorial of Yellow Flowersp. 76
Memorial Garden to the Martyrsp. 76
Hong Kongp. 76
Victoria Peakp. 80
University Museum and Art Galleryp. 80
Sam Tung Uk Museump. 80
Man Mo Templep. 81
Zoological and Botanic Gardensp. 81
Taipei (Taiwan)p. 81
National Palace Museump. 84
Chung Cheng (Chiang Kaishek) Memorial Hallp. 84
Jiang Zeminp. 87
Zhu Rongjip. 88
Wu Yip. 89
Xiao Yangp. 89
Han Zhubinp. 89
Li Pengp. 90
Hu Jiantaop. 90
Hong Kongp. 135
Macaop. 153
Taiwanp. 162