The People's Republic of China 1949-1976
Second edition
Access to History Series

By Michael Lynch
March 2008
Hodder Education
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9780340929278
192 pages
$54.00 Paper Original


The second edition of this best-selling title has been revised and updated to reflect the needs of the current specifications. The title charts China’s remarkable and tumultuous development from the establishment of the People’s Republic in 1949 to Mao’s death in 1976.

The book examines the widespread social and economic change that resulted from the Communist revolution, including the changes to agriculture, the five-year-plans and the ‘hundred flowers’ campaign. It then goes on to look at the reasons for the Cultural Revolution and its legacy. In addition the author analyses Mao’s status as a political leader and his importance in the domestic developments of China from 1949–76.

Throughout the book key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.

Now updated for the 2008 Edexcel specification
Redesigned to allow greater accessibility to a wide range of AS and A2 students.
Including study guides for exam practice, written by examiners
More support with assessment and exam skills.
New features such as definitions, summaries and exam tips to aid learning.

About the Author(s):
Modern History Lecturer Leicester University; Best-selling Access To History author and series editor.

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