China and Revolution has been developed especially for senior secondary students of History and is part of the Nelson Modern History series. Each book in the series is based on the understanding that History is an interpretive study of the past by which students also come to better appreciate the making of the modern world. Developing understandings of the past and present in senior History extends on the skills learnt in earlier years. Senior students will use historical skills, including research, evaluation, synthesis, analysis and communication. Students will rely on their knowledge of the historical concepts such as evidence, continuity and change, cause and effect, significance, empathy, perspectives and contestability, to understand and interpret societies from the past. The activities and tasks have been written to ensure that students develop the skills and attributes required for senior History subjects. Revolution and revolutionary movements have dominated the history of 20th century China. This student book focuses on the causes and consequences of this revolutionary history. It explores the history of China from the establishment of the Chinese Republic in 1912 through to the death of Mao. This title incorporates recent historiography and a wealth of visual and text sources.