ERIC Number: ED233947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
China, A Country Study. Area Handbook Series. Third Edition.
Bunge, Frederica M., Ed.; Shinn, Rinn-Sup, Ed.
Basic facts are given about the social, economic, political, and military institutions of China. The handbook, which is one of a continuing series designed for those interested in foreign affairs, is a revision of one published in 1972. The 1981 edition focuses on historical antecedents and China's new modernization strategies. Arranged into 14 major topics, the handbook describes the general character of the society with information on its history, physical environment and population, social system, education and culture, economic structure, agriculture, industry, trade and transportation, science and technology, government, political processes, foreign policy, internal security, and national defense. Integrated within the text are artistic renditions of ancient artifacts, numerous photographs, 15 illustrative maps, economic and military graphs, and organizational charts depicting the structure of the Chinese Communist Party and other governmental systems. A glossary of terms and an extensive bibliography follow three appendices, which provide: (1) tables of metric conversion units, Pinyin equivalencies of Wade-Giles forms, a chronological listing of dynasties, major minority nationalities, and production and population tables; (2) excerpts of the 1972 Shanghai Communique and the 1979 Joint Communique; and (3) basic facts and figures concerning the People's Liberation Army of China. (LH)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Communism, Comparative Education, Demography, Developing Nations, Economics, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Geography, Governmental Structure, Industry, International Relations, Military Organizations, Modernization, National Defense, Non Western Civilization, Politics, Sciences, Social Structure, Social Systems, Technology, Transportation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 008-020-00888-5, $12.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Foreign Area Studies.
Identifiers: China; Chinese Communist Party; Pinyin (Language); Wade Giles Transliterations
Note: Photographs and some figures may not reproduce clearly. For an earlier edition, see ED 080 414.