This paper looks at China during the 1980's with two sides appearing. One China remained ideologically Communist and the other became a region of growing private enterprise. Both sides are looked at and examined. 5 pgs. 7 f/c. 4b.
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Filename: 2213 Two Sides China.doc
2.1532 Paving China's Response to Imperialism: The Taiping Rebellion.
This paper examines in detail the reasons for this rebellion and the events that followed. The Taiping rebellion is often regarded as a domestic civil war, but it was a response against European imperialism as well. The rebels, after all, were fighting a ruling class, the Manchu dynasty, that was at the subservience of European powers. This meant, in turn, that the Manchus were exploiting the Chinese people. In the end, the Taiping rebellion had failed, partly because the wealthier classes, who were in league with European imperialists, preferred to support the Manchu dynasty, which to them stood for stability. The anti-imperialist nature of the Taiping rebellion was well illustrated by the fact that its forces were eventually put down not only by Chinese imperial troops, but also by their allies -- a mixed force of Europeans, who feared to lose their commercial interests if the Manchu dynasty fell. In order to understand China's response to imperialism in the late 19th century, therefore, it is necessary to perceive the role that the Taiping rebellion played in moulding China's anti-imperialist ideology and capability. 5.5 pgs. 13 f/c. 4b.
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Filename: 1532 Taiping Rebellion.doc
3.1627 China and Taiwan Conflict: Military and Ethnic Conflict Between Taiwan and China.
The following is an academic review that shows the different conflicts between China and Taiwan. The ten articles are from a variety of sources including newspapers and magazines as well as journals and official government sources. They cover a variety of aspects of the conflict, and provide an historical overview while focusing on developments especially during the 1990s. What remains clear is that there many obstacles to the resolution of the conflict. The threat of this conflict escalating into a war remains a concern for the regions and could still potentially draw in the United States. 22 pgs. 0 f/c. 10b.
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Filename: 1627 China Conflict.doc
4.1692 A Look at Beijing, China.
This paper will further develop Beijing both as a city on its own, and in the light of its reflection of life in China as a whole. In the final analysis, it will be clear that as China's political and cultural center, Beijing is very influential politically, economically and socially. Subheadings in this paper include: geographic positioning, population and ethnic composition, political organs and economic strength, the serious political issues, restrictions on freedom of expression and association. 11 pgs. 11 f/c. 9b.
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Filename: 1692 Beijing.doc
5.2150 The Root Causes of the 1911 Revolution in China.
This paper explains how the causes of this revolution extend back hundreds of years before the revolution. More importantly, this paper examines the importance of this revolution in this country's history. This paper highlights how education and the 'Boxer Movement' were important precursors to this revolution. 7 pgs. 18 f/c. 5b.
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Filename: 2150 Chinese Revolution.doc
6.1856 Top Dog, Top Down: An analysis of Mao Zedong's role in the Cultural Revolution.
As this paper will demonstrate, Zhou, and those he was allowed to influence, in fact controlled a great deal of the decision-making that went on during the Revolution, particularly that involving foreign affairs. This fact weakens the argument that the Revolution was purely a top down movement, and demands that we consider it as, to use a somewhat awkward expression, something more of a top and near-top down movement. 11 pgs. 11 f/c. 6b.
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Filename: 1856 Cultural Revolution Analysis.doc
7.1862 Comparative Economic Systems: Understanding the Reform Experiences of China.
This paper discusses the success of China's economy and analyzes China's reform experience. The author examines China's economic advance during recent years and attempts to determine what the future will hold for China. China's involvement with Hong Kong and the Special Economic Zones (SEZs); Shenzhen will be the core of the analysis. 20pgs. 29 f/c 10b.