ERIC Number: ED210239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Revolution: A Nation Stands Up. Through Chinese Eyes, Volume 1. Revised Edition.
Seybolt, Peter J.; Clark, Leon E., Ed.
This book, which can be used in secondary and college courses, is the first of two volumes which present a Chinese view of China and the world. The reality of everyday life as experienced by the Chinese people is recreated in the series. Almost all of the materials in both volumes has been written by Chinese and has been taken from a variety of sources: autobiographies, fiction, poetry, newspaper and magazine articles, and historical documents. Each primary source selection is preceded by an editor's introduction which provides background information and a few questions for class discussion. Volume one begins with the story of the Communist rise to power in 1949, which led to perhaps the most spectacular social revolution the world has ever seen. This first volume focuses on the changes brought about in the lives of the peasants, the masses who make their living from the land. It is comprised of four major parts. In Part I the Chinese talk about the "Revolution and Land Reform." Part II, "A New World View," presents materials on Maoist ethics, the traditional family ethic, and religion. Part III deals with "The Liberation of Women." The status of women, the home life of a saleswoman and romance in China are discussed. Part IV deals with "Politics." The Confucian heritage, education, and dissent are included among the topics discussed. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Communism, Dissent, Education, Ethics, Family Life, Feminism, Higher Education, Life Style, Politics, Primary Sources, Reading Materials, Religion, Revolution, Secondary Education, Social Change
CITE Books, 777 United Nations Plaza, Suite 9-H, New York, NY 10017 ($5.95, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for International Training and Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: China; Chinese People; Maoism
Note: Map on page 17 and photographs may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in microfiche or paper copy. For related documents, see SO 013 756-760.