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China.2006.spring.1 - China The Making of the Modern...

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China The Making of the Modern Chinese State
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2008 Summer Olympics Beijing
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PRC People’s Republic of China. A Global Power
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Controversy Amnesty International Dalai Lama Tiananmen Square Will it reinforce an autocratic regime or help bring liberalization?
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A Communist-Party State Marxism- Leninism
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Using free-market techniques
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Huge contradiction or Impending internal conflict
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Geography PRC shares land with more than 12 countries. Third largest country in world. Russia, Canada, China, USA “middle kingdom” among mountains, deserts, rainforests…
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Zhongguo “The Middle Kingdom”
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Population “World’s largest”
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Rich in natural resources Coal, petroleum (lots of untapped reserves) Hydroelectric. Still scouring the world for resources
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Administratively 22 provinces 5 autonomous regions 4 centrally administered cities: Beijing, Shanghai… 2 Special administrative regions
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West Is mostly deserts, mountains, plateaus
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20% of world’s population But only 10% of world’s arable land.
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Precarious balance: Dilemma for China for centuries. “Famine cooking”
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30 cities of 1 million or more Shanghai: 16.7 million Beijing: 13.8 million Hong Kong: 6.8 million
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Rivers Yellow Yangtze Pearl Population is centered around eastern seaboard and central river valleys
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1949: Critical Juncture Founding of People’s Republic of China under Mao Zedong
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Three periods Imperial: 221 B.C- 1911 A.D Republican: 1912-1949 Communist: 1949- present
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