ERIC Number: ED200469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The People's Republic of China: A Basic Handbook. Second Edition.
Townsend, James R., Comp.; Bush, Richard C., Comp.
This revised handbook is intended to assist representatives of the media, teachers, students, business executives, government officials, and anyone else interested in increasing their understanding of China. Chapter one, "Learning More About China," is an annotated listing of materials treating current events in China, bibliographies of scholarly resources, handbooks, travel guides, and teacher resources. Chapters two through eight treat various topics and contain brief introductions to the chapter's topic, chronologies, biographies, tables, and suggested readings. Chapter two gives a brief description of "The Land and the People" describing the physical environment, economic potential, and human and political geography. The "History of the Chinese Revolution" is the topic of Chapter three. Chapter four examines "China After Mao.""Foreign Relations and National Defense" are the topics of chapter five. Chapter six deals with "Economic Development and Foreign Trade." Chapter seven discusses "Material Welfare, Education, and Public Health." The handbook concludes with a discussion of "Daily Life" in Chapter eight. An appendix contains a Romanization Conversion Table. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Area Studies, Chinese Culture, Current Events, Economic Development, Education, Elementary Secondary Education, History, Human Geography, International Relations, Life Style, National Defense, Quality of Life
Learning Resources in International Studies, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 1231, New York, NY 10165 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ASIA Society, New York, NY.; Council on International and Public Affairs, New York, NY.
Identifiers: China; Chinese People