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Module Reading List

Modern China, 2017/18
Frances Weightman
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

• Essential reading

John K. Fairbank and Merle Goldman, China: A New History 2nd edition (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006)
Jonathan Spence, The Search for Modern China. 3rd Edition (New York and London: W.W.Norton, 2013)

• Supplementary or recommended reading

Richard Baum (ed.) Reform and reaction in post-Mao China : the road to Tiananmen (New York and London: Routledge, 1991)

Bergère, Marie-Claire Sun Yat-sen (Stanford, SUP, 1998)

Lucien Bianco, Origins of the Chinese revolution, 1915-1949 , 1915-1949 (Stanford, SUP, 1971)

Jung Chang, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China . (London: HarperCollins, 1991)

Nien Cheng, Life and death in Shanghai (London: Grafton, 1986)

Delia Davin, Mao Zedong (Stroud: Sutton publishing, 1997)

Mobo C.F. Gao, Gao village : a portrait of rural life in modern China (London: Hurst & Co., 1999)

John Gittings, The changing face of China : from Mao to market (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006)

R. MacFarquar (ed.) The Politics of China : the eras of Mao and Deng (Cambridge University Press, 1997)

Mao Zedong, Selected Readings from the works of Mao Tse-tung (Peking Foreign Languages Press, 1971)

Maurice Meisner, Mao's China and after: a history of the People's Republic (New York: Free Press, 1986)

Rana Mitter, A bitter revolution : China's struggle with the modern world ( Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Aiping Mu, The Vermilion Gate , (Little, Brown & Co., 2000)

Lynn Pan, The new Chinese revolution (London: Sphere books, 1988)

Orville Schell, Mandate of heaven : the legacy of Tiananmen Square and the next generation of China's leaders (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994)

Harold Z. Schiffrin, Sun Yat-sen and the origins of the Chinese revolution , (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968)

Stuart R. Schram, The thought of Mao Tse-Tung (Cambridge: CUP, 1989)

James E Sheridon, China in disintegration : the Republican era in Chinese history, 1912-1949 , 1912-1949 (New York: the Free Press, 1975)

Philip Short, Mao : a life (New York: Henry Holt, 2000)

Jonathan Spence, God’s Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan (London: Harper Collins, 1996)

Jonathan D. Spence, Mao Zedong . New York: Viking, 1999.

L.Sullivan (ed.) China since Tiananmen : political, economic, and social conflicts (New York: M.E.Sharpe, 1995)

Ross Terrill, Mao: a biography (Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1999)

Frederic Wakeman, Jr. The fall of imperial China (New York: the Free Press, 1975)

‘Zhang Liang’(compiler) The Tiananmen papers : The Chinese leadership’s decision to use force against their own people – in their own words, English edition ed. by Andrew J. Nathan, Perry Link, Orville Schell (published in the UK by Little, Brown & Co., 2001)

Zhang Xinxin and Sang Ye, Chinese Lives: An Oral History of Contemporary China (edited by W.J.F. Jenner and Delia Davin). (London: Penguin, 1986)

This list was last updated on 29/09/2013