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3. Yan’an

3. Yan’an  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0003
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‘Yan'an’ charts Mao's time in Yan'an. During the civil war, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) were anxious to build an alliance with the Guomindang against Japan. Soon after the civil war ... More
1. Introduction: China’s unfinished revolution

1. Introduction: China’s unfinished revolution  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365814
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10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0001
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‘Introduction: China's unfinished revolution’ provides a general overview of the Cultural Revolution. Chinese revolutions had favoured modernism over Confucianism since the formation of the ... More
2. Organizing revolution

2. Organizing revolution  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777967
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0002
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‘Organizing revolution’ explores Mao's life in the early years of the Republic of China. Mao was a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), who were urged by Soviet Communists to ... More
3. The Political System of Communism

3. The Political System of Communism  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0003
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‘The political system of communism’ explains the dual structure of Communist states. The Communist Party was to play the ‘leading role’ in the political system, while the state was ... More
Introduction: questions and approaches

Introduction: questions and approaches  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0001
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9780199238484
The ‘Introduction’ sets out the issues to consider when studying Soviet history. A chronological approach to the Soviet Union gives a definite narrative shape to Soviet history, but this ... More
8. Early Cold War politics, 1945–74

8. Early Cold War politics, 1945–74  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0009
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Cold War rivalry between nuclear powers—the United States and the Soviet Union—set the tone and substance of American politics from the end of the Second World War to the collapse of the ... More
7. Affluence, depression, and world war, 1920–45

7. Affluence, depression, and world war, 1920–45  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0008
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The quarter-century from 1920 to 1945 proved to be both critical and transformative for American government. Americans witnessed in these twenty-five years an economic boom in the 1920s, a ... More
1. Becoming a revolutionary

1. Becoming a revolutionary  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777967
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0001
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‘Becoming a revolutionary’ provides an overview of Mao Zedong's early life. Mao had a humble upbringing in rural China. He loved his mother, but clashed with his father. Against his ... More
1. The Theory of Communism

1. The Theory of Communism  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0001
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‘The theory of communism’ examines those aspects of communist theory that provide a better understanding of how Communists in power perceived the world, why they acted as they did, and how ... More
3. From kingdom to colony

3. From kingdom to colony  

Michael J. Seth

in Korea: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191868832
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.003.0004
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9780198830771
‘From kingdom to colony’ explains that in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Korea became exposed to the new Western-dominated world of modern imperialism. The political and social ... More
1. What is modern China?

1. What is modern China?  

Rana Mitter

in Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
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9780191815256
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0001
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9780198753704
China is the world’s most populous country with a rapidly growing economy, an expanding political presence, and at the beginning of the 21st century, 1.3 billion people lived there. ‘What ... More
7. Brave new China?

7. Brave new China?  

Rana Mitter

in Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
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9780191815256
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0007
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Since the ascension to power of Xi Jinping, China has become less liberal at home and more assertive overseas. It is likely it will change further. ‘Brave new China?’ questions whether ... More
Epilogue: Confucianism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries

Epilogue: Confucianism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780190236809
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10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0007
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The ‘Epilogue’ considers the harsh condemnation of Confucianism in the early decades of the twentieth century by leaders of the nationalist May Fourth movement. The Chinese Communist Party ... More
8. Mandela’s ethical legacy

8. Mandela’s ethical legacy  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0008
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9780192803016
Mandela is a myth that many South Africans have lived by. His legacy extends everywhere, but what of the future beyond his legacy? ‘Mandela's ethical legacy’ looks at his legacy in terms of ... More
2. “Politics in Command”

2. “Politics in Command”  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365814
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10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0002
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9780199740550
‘“Politics in Command”’ explores the political mechanisms of the Cultural Revolution. Theatricality played an important role, both in carefully choreographed propaganda and in unscripted ... More
Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Rana Mitter

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Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
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9780191815256
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.001.0001
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book
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9780198753704
China today is never out of the news: from international finance to human rights controversies, global coverage of its rising international presence, and the Chinese ‘economic miracle’. It ... More
2. The old order and the new

2. The old order and the new  

Rana Mitter

in Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
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9780191815256
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0002
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9780198753704
The Chinese past is often viewed as a corrupt, ‘feudal’ chaos held back by Confucian thought. However, the imperial Chinese state was also driven by a system of mutual obligation that ... More
4. Making India work? 1947–1989

4. Making India work? 1947–1989  

Craig Jeffrey

in Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191822414
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10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.003.0004
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9780198769347
The emergence of India as an independent nation was associated with a new institutional drive, centred on the state, to cultivate hope. Yet the post-independence period also witnessed the ... More
1. Mandela: story and symbol

1. Mandela: story and symbol  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775703
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192803016
Nelson Mandela is one of the world's longest-detained prisoners, a universal symbol of social justice, and a man who stands for non-racialism and democracy. ‘Mandela: story and symbol’ ... More
2. Scripting a life: the early years

2. Scripting a life: the early years  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775703
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0002
Item type: 
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9780192803016
‘Scripting a life: the early years’ discusses the issues with charting Nelson Mandela's life and examines Mandela's childhood, youth, studies in law, his early working life, his involvement ... More

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