Nelson Modern History: China and Revolution

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China and Revolution has been developed for senior secondary students of History and is part of the Nelson Modern History series.

Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 5 - 10 Business Days ISBN: 9780170244145 Brand/Publisher: Nelson Categories: Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)History

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China and Revolution has been developed for senior secondary students of History and is part of the Nelson Modern History series. Each book in the series is based on the understanding that History is an interpretive study of the past by which students also come to better appreciate the making of the modern world. Developing understandings of the past and present in senior History extends on the skills learnt in earlier years. Students will use historical skills, including research, evaluation, synthesis, analysis and communication. They will rely on their knowledge of the historical concepts such as evidence, continuity and change, cause and effect, significance, empathy, perspectives and contestability, to understand and interpret societies from the past. The activities and tasks have been written to ensure that students develop the skills and attributes required for senior History subjects.

Revolution and revolutionary movements have dominated the history of 20th century China. This student book focuses on the causes and consequences of this revolutionary history. It explores the history of China from the establishment of the Chinese Republic in 1912 through to the death of Mao. This title incorporates recent historiography and a wealth of visual and text sources.

Series Editor, Tony Taylor is the past Director of the National Inquiry into the Teaching and Learning of History and the National Centre for History Education. From 2006 to 2010 he was a senior consultant to federal government bodies responsible for the development of Australian Curriculum History, while researching and publishing extensively in various topics in education and History.


  • About the series
  • Series editor acknowledgements
  • Author acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • CHAPTER 1: Behind the wall, 1911-1927
  • CHAPTER 2: Threats from the outside and within, 1928-1937
  • CHAPTER 3: The war with Japan, 1937-1945
  • CHAPTER 4: The battle for supremacy, 1945-1949
  • CHAPTER 5: The creation of a Communist state, 1949-1957
  • CHAPTER 6: China and the Cold War, 1949-1972
  • CHAPTER 7: China and the Great Leap Forward, 1958-1962
  • CHAPTER 8: The Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976
  • Conclusion


ISBN 9780170244145
Publisher Nelson
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 11, Year 12,
Author(s) Chris Gates, Elizabeth Morgan

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