PDF/EBOOK (The Fall and Rise of China)


  • Audio CD
  • 24
  • The Fall and Rise of China
  • Richard Baum
  • English
  • 07 December 2018
  • 9781598036404

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Fall and Rise of China) The decline of China began in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries when the opium trade shifted their trade balance into negative territory Why do I have this ominous feeling that China is currently getting their revenge? Indeed many people predict that the 21st Century will be the Chinese Century Given China

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Fall and Rise of China) It was not my fault; the Gang of Four poisoned my mind as I held up five fingers with the implication being that Mao was at fault too I think I’ll blame them too for me not having had known anything about China history since 1750 including how creepy the British were with their Boxer Rebellion and foisting opium on to

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Fall and Rise of China) This lecture series covered something I'd never encountered except at the most high level or tangentially in history classes or other reading just what happened to China to go from essentially the most developed nation in the world to sick man of Asia to nearly a century of turmoil to modern China The authorlecturer is a UCLA scholar who has focused on China and was involved in many of the US contacts with China throughout the las

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Fall and Rise of China) Rather than a book this is a series of 48 12 hour lectures you have your choice of audio of video formatI'm cheap so I went audioafter waiting for a sale a couponcheck out TGCcom It is not cheap but it was worth it in my case We're planning a China trip so I was motivated to learn a bit about the recent history of the country and perhaps appreciate the surroundings of the cities and countrysides easilyDr Baum the lect

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Fall and Rise of China) I listened to the course in the great courses series Dr Baum is engaging particularly when describing the last decades that he has lived personally I have learned a lot about how current China and Taiwan came to be and the politics and protagonists behind it all

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    FREE READ ì MUSICAITALIANA.CO ó Richard Baum Richard Baum ó 1 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD The Fall and Rise of China This book has put together many events which when I learned long time ago in school I wasn't able to put the causal links and innate connections in a comprehensive way For example the book presented the real figure of the bi lateral trade betw

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Fall and Rise of China) Richard Baum ó 1 REVIEW FREE READ ì MUSICAITALIANA.CO ó Richard Baum I freely admit listening to most of these twice or even three times this past month as I lectured on Chinese history Not only is Baum an excellent and engaging lecturer a true role model he goes all the way to the 2008 Olympics and beyond pushing forward the interpretation of contemporary Chinese history as a burgeoning superpower still obses

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Fall and Rise of China) Richard Baum ó 1 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD The Fall and Rise of China This was a recent history than I expected or would usually choose but it was one of the few interesting options in a buy

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Fall and Rise of China) Good insights into and overview of China's modern history The professor is self focused as many are in my experience calling attention to his own excursions and endeavours These digressions may be pertinent but can also leave the li

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Fall and Rise of China) A very good overview of the history of China from Mao to 1990 The lecturer is articulate well spoken and passionate about the subject Definitely worth the 48 hr time commitment

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The Fall and Rise of China

REVIEW ☆ The Fall and Rise of China FREE DOWNLOAD The Fall and Rise of China Angeles brings to vivid life the human struggles the titanic political upheavals and the spectacular speed of Chi. This book has put together many events which when I learned long time ago in school I wasn t able to put the causal links and innate connections in a comprehensive way For example the book presented the real figure of the bi lateral trade between China and Britain in those years before the Opium War and made the cause of the war really clear Somehow I wish that the author could go into details with elaborations on events and anecdotes but that is too much to wish for in a general introduction courseIn later chapters the author presented detailed descriptions of events from 1970 onward Since he himself was present in China often he provided many personal stories Somehow I feel that the author deliberately stays on the surface of events refusing to go into analysis or insightful reflections probably because this course is at the level of undergraduate introductionIn the last chapter technology is identified as a liberation force which will bring freedom and democracy I agree to a certain point This book is obviously written eight to ten years ago and the the damage of the technology to democracy is not conspicuous as it is demonstrated now Fake opinions coming from fake companies established by shady establishment the issues with Facebook data online censorship from various governments Technology helps democracy as much as it helps anti democracy measures The battle for freedom continues just on different battle grounds Buried Mountain Secrets just on different battle grounds

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REVIEW ☆ The Fall and Rise of China FREE DOWNLOAD The Fall and Rise of China The Fall and Rise of China taught by China expert and Professor Richard Baum of the University of California Los. The decline of China began in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries when the opium trade shifted their trade balance into negative territory Why do I have this ominous feeling that China is currently getting their revenge Indeed many people predict that the 21st Century will be the Chinese Century Given China s prominence in the world today I figured that this was a good time to listen to these 48 lectures The course progresses with all the drama of a great story From time to time Professor Baum shares from his personal experiences of travels in China His engaging and occasionally humorous style is always interestingThe treatment of China by the Western powers during 19th Century has been likened unto sharing among thieves In the first half of the 20th Century Japan demonstrated that even a country that s not part of Christendom can behave badly Japan was simply trying to do what the colonial powers had been doing all around the world for hundreds of years The arrogance of the colonial mindset is beyond belief It can be convincingly argued that if Japan hadn t invaded China 1937 45 that Chiang Kai shek would have been able to completely wipe out Mao s People s Liberation Army PLA But of course that s not the way history played outThe communist takeover of China in 1949 was within my lifetime but I was too young at the time to know what was going on So I m glad to finally have the story told to me in detail I was astounded to learn that according the Chinese government s own numbers they executed 710000 people in the early years of 1949 53 Some historians believe the number of deaths range between 2 million and 5 million In addition at least 15 million people perhaps as many as 4 to 6 million were sent to reform through labor camps where many perished Then I learned that there were 1 million Chinese killed in the Korean War Then I learned that an estimated 35 million died from famine caused by the Great Leap Forward And then I learned about the mass insanity during the Cultural Revolution when it s estimated between 34 to 1 million were killed and approximately an eual number maimed and crippled A million here a million there after awhile one becomes desensitized to the numbers It s amazing that China has been able to recover from this history as well as they haveSome of the weird conseuences of the misapplied incentives and social expectations of this era appear to be potential fodder for an absurdist comedy It was instead a tragedy of huge scale and almost beyond belief The Chinese have experienced considerable cognitive dissidence in their recent history eg Mao is always correct while his many mistakes are obvious It s fascinating to hear examples of Chinese right thinking struggling to change sometimes turning on a dime other times slowly changing in face of much controversyThe following is a uotation of Professor Baum s regarding the insanity of the Cultural Revolution How to explain all this madness In numerous memoirs and reminiscences of the events of this period former red guards have acknowledged the brutality of their own behavior yet without being able to satisfactorily explain how the boundaries of conventional civility had been so easily breeched Clearly peer group pressure and absence of adult supervision were important factors Much as they had been key factors in William Golding s account of adolescent brutality in his vivid novel Lord of the Flies In the case of the Red Guards mass hysteria was an additional factor A psychological contagion had been induced by the student s frenzied devotion to Chairman Mao In giving vent to their most destructive impulses they truly believed they were acting on behalf of their living deity In such a hyper charged atmosphere the license to defy authority interacted with immature youthful absolutism and over active teenage hormones to create an explosive and potentially deadly mix The worst rampages of the Cultural Revolution continued from 1966 to 1969 It was finally brought to an official end with the government sending within a 6 month time period in 1969 10 million Red Guard youths to the rural areas They were duped into accepting the one way trip with slogans about the patriotism of working with the peasants They only did what they understood Chairman Mao wanted them to do and they were rewarded with their potentially educated futures being taken away from them and replaced with a future of working among the peasants These 10 million are now referred to by some as China s lost generation Some of these 10 million trickled back into the cities during the next two decades and ended up being successful entrepreneurs The power struggles and political instability between 1969 and the arrest of the Gang of Four in 1976 are now also widely regarded as part of the RevolutionAs the narrative moves into the post Mao opening up of China Professor Baum s personal involvement with China enhances the lectures with interesting little stories of encounters with Chinese people and politicians It is these stories that make these lectures among the most interesting that I ve ever heard I think anybody who is interested in foreign affairs will find these lectures of interestThese lectures were published in 2010 and thus are able to comment on the 2008 Olympic Games and other recent events The award of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo occurred after these lectures were recorded so there are no comments on that incident

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REVIEW ☆ The Fall and Rise of China FREE DOWNLOAD The Fall and Rise of China Na's modern rebirth Offering multilevel insight into one of the most astounding real life dramas of modern histor. I freely admit listening to most of these twice or even three times this past month as I lectured on Chinese history Not only is Baum an excellent and engaging lecturer a true role model he goes all the way to the 2008 Olympics and beyond pushing forward the interpretation of contemporary Chinese history as a burgeoning superpower still obsessed with overturning those uneual treaties that put it in such a difficult spot during the 19th century and returning to an idealized version of the flourishing age of the 18th century It is a pity Baum passed away in 2012 leaving me to wonder aloud in class what he would say about the newest chapter of Chinese history Certainly the mixture of despair and hope he mentions feeling near the end in 2010 would not have been resolved Baum s expertise reaches its maximum when we tackle the causes of the Cultural Revolution particularly the deepening conflict between Mao Zedong on the one hand Liu Shaoi Deng Xiaoping and other experts on the other during the years after the Great Leap Forward Baum s story about finding in a Taiwanese library in the 1970s documents showing how Liu s twisting of the Mao s educational program after 1962 made Mao furious is a classic anecdote on the motivation and real practice of doing Chinese history All of his lectures on the 1970s through 2010 are sprinkled with personal anecdotes that add great depth and color to his account again inspiring today s less experienced lecturer Baum s expertise drops off considerably in his approaches the 19th century I was going to relate his anecdote about ishan the Manchu viceroy who took over Lin Zexu s post and I had included the note that ishan spent the rest of his life in exile after signing the Chuanbi Convention but it s not exactly true ishan was called back to court and served in several important posts afterward This is not to castigate Baum in the least but as a reminder that we must all be modest when we teach these big survey classes as the most we can do is present the major turning points of history and one or two illustrative stories and biographical portraits or perhaps some useful data for uantitative analysis Nobody knows it all