ERIC Number: ED211404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Sowing and Reaping a Revolution: Economic Change and Growth in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1981.
Taylor, Jeffrey R.
This unit, intended for use with secondary students, presents background information on the Chinese economy. The subject warrants serious consideration because Sino-American trade has grown remarkable in the last decade and economic events occurring in China have the capacity to affect events in this country. The unit contains a six part narrative which students are to read. The parts are: The Setting in 1949: A War-torn and Shattered Economy; The First Five-year Plan; 1953-1957; The Great Leap Forward, Catastrophe, and Recovery, The Cultural Revolution; The Decade of the 1970s: Recovery from the Cultural Revolution, the Death of Mao, and Major Policy Changes; and Conclusion. In the introduction the author suggests the use of visiting speakers, audiovisual displays, and student presentations to supplement the reading materials. A list of films on the Chinese economy which are available from the Media Center of the University of Michigan concludes the lesson. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Asian History, Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Economic Change, Economics Education, Secondary Education, Units of Study
Project on East Asian Studies in Education, 108 Lane Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($1.55).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Project on East Asian Studies in Education.
Identifiers: China; Cultural Revolution (China)
Note: For a listing of related documents, see SO 013 762.