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Title:
China : opposing viewpoints
Author:
Dudley, William, 1964-
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
236 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780899084398

9780899084145
Format :
Book

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Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Chinese and foreign leaders, scholars, and observers debate China's changing economic, political, and social policies in a fine addition to the Opposing Viewpoints series. Beginning in the nineteenth century with the great clash between traditional Confucianism and Western values, the historical overview then juxtaposes Chiang Kai-shek on nationalism and Mao Zedong on communism. Then sections focus on modern China: the significance of economic reforms; whether China guarantees human rights (with an intense discussion on the rigorous population control policy); the nation's role as a world power (with a range of views on relations with Taiwan); and U.S. policy on China. Recommended as cocurricular reading in world history and current events, this includes introductory notes to each section and each article, cartoons and boxed quotations, a chronology of events from the nineteenth century through today, extensive periodical and book bibliographies, maps, and an index. Gr. 9-12. HR.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up This collection of essays is a useful compilation of information on the issues of modernization, economic reform, human rights, role as world power, and U.S. policy regarding modern China. As usual in this series, the overall organization of pro and con is balanced, the writing approachable, and the content helpful in provoking thought and discussion on these issues. For this publication to be most useful, readers must have some knowledge of Chinese history in order to recognize the prejudices and historical perspective of the authors, as well as the meaning of such terms as socialism, capitalism, communism, hegemony, suzerainty, etc. Treatment of each of the five subjects consists of four to six articles, prefaced by a summary of the question posed. A brief background of the author introduces the article, with almost half of the authors being Chinese, ranging from 19th-Century scholars up through Deng Xiaoping. Useful especially to high-school researchers, this collection would also be of value to general readers with an interest in controversial issues in modern China. Rosie Peasley, Sylvan Union School District, Modesto, Calif. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Chinese and foreign leaders, scholars, and observers debate China's changing economic, political, and social policies in a fine addition to the Opposing Viewpoints series. Beginning in the nineteenth century with the great clash between traditional Confucianism and Western values, the historical overview then juxtaposes Chiang Kai-shek on nationalism and Mao Zedong on communism. Then sections focus on modern China: the significance of economic reforms; whether China guarantees human rights (with an intense discussion on the rigorous population control policy); the nation's role as a world power (with a range of views on relations with Taiwan); and U.S. policy on China. Recommended as cocurricular reading in world history and current events, this includes introductory notes to each section and each article, cartoons and boxed quotations, a chronology of events from the nineteenth century through today, extensive periodical and book bibliographies, maps, and an index. Gr. 9-12. HR.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up This collection of essays is a useful compilation of information on the issues of modernization, economic reform, human rights, role as world power, and U.S. policy regarding modern China. As usual in this series, the overall organization of pro and con is balanced, the writing approachable, and the content helpful in provoking thought and discussion on these issues. For this publication to be most useful, readers must have some knowledge of Chinese history in order to recognize the prejudices and historical perspective of the authors, as well as the meaning of such terms as socialism, capitalism, communism, hegemony, suzerainty, etc. Treatment of each of the five subjects consists of four to six articles, prefaced by a summary of the question posed. A brief background of the author introduces the article, with almost half of the authors being Chinese, ranging from 19th-Century scholars up through Deng Xiaoping. Useful especially to high-school researchers, this collection would also be of value to general readers with an interest in controversial issues in modern China. Rosie Peasley, Sylvan Union School District, Modesto, Calif. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.