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For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, China was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the Chinese Communists under Mao Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, Mao's successor Deng Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled in China. For much of the Chinese population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. China since the early 1990s has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations. (Source: CIA World FactBook)

China's Hukou System
China's Hukou system is a tool for social and geographic control that enforces an apartheid structure that denies farmers the same rights and benefits enjoyed by urban residents.

Chinese Islam
Despite the government of the People's Republic of China's staunch secular stance, there exists a substantial Islamic presence among its ethnic minorities.

Chinese Divorce Rate
China's divorce rate is rising rapidly, causing concern among those concerned with the county's social stability. Learn about the increase in China's divorce rate.

Three Gorges Dam
China’s Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydroelectric dam based on generating capacity. Located along the Yangtze River in China, the dam controls flooding and allows more economic activity along the river.

Tourism Development in China
Learn about the dramatic growth and development of China's tourism industry as foreign visitors arrive by the millions and Chinese tourists begin to explore the world.

China One Child Policy Facts
Ten essential facts about China's One Child Policy, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.

Geography of Macau
Macau is one of two special administrative regions in China. Learn information about its history, government, economy, geography and climate.

Chinatowns Around the World
Discover the various Chinatowns around the world, especially those in New York and San Francisco. Chinatowns are Chinese ethnic enclaves in urban areas worldwide.

China's Special Administrative Regions
Refer to this list to learn about the two special administrative regions of China - Hong Kong and Macau.

Geography of Sichuan Province, China
Geography of Sichuan Province: Read this article to learn about Sichuan Province. Learn facts about Sichuan's history, geography, climate and more from Geography at About.com.

China's Autonomous Regions
Refer to this list to learn about China's five autonomous regions.

Map of China
A nice clear map of China from the CIA World FactBook.

Geography of Chongqing, China
Read this article to learn ten facts about Chongqing, China. Learn about Chongqing's history, economy, demographics, geography and climate.

Geography of Tianjin, China
Read this article to learn information about Tianjin, China. Learn facts about Tianjin's history, economy, people, geography, climate and culture.

Largest Cities in China
China's Largest Cities: Refer to this list to learn about the twenty largest cities in China.

The Geography and Modern History of China
Geography of China: Refer to this article for important information on China's modern history, government, economy and geography. Learn important facts about China from this overview of China on Geography at About.com.

Geography and Map of China
A political map, comprehensive data, and flag from the CIA World FactBook.

Geography of Hong Kong
Refer to this article to learn ten facts about the Chinese special administrative region of Hong Kong. Learn information about Hong Kong's history, government, economy, geography and climate.

China's Population
Discover China's current population and learn about its growth rate into the future.

Gallery of China Photographs
A collection of photographs from a February 2005 trip to Beijing and surrounding areas from Matt Rosenberg, your About.com Guide to Geography.

China's One-Child Rule
Find out about China's one-child birth policy and what we can expect from China in the future as far as this decades-old policy.

China's 23 Provinces
Chinese Provinces: Refer to this article to learn about China's provinces. Learn the names, area and capital locations for each of China's 23 provinces from Geography at About.com.

The Great Wall of China
A history and overview of the impressive Great Wall of China, an amazing World Heritage Site.

Beijing
An overview of China's capital city and the host city for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

Tibet
The history of Tibet, now part of China but once its own empire, as it struggles for independence and freedom.

Hong Kong
All about the transition of Hong Kong from a British colony to a Special Administrative Region of China, complete with its own Olympic team.

China's Flag
A large image of China's flag along with a description of the flag.

Chinese Culture
This About.com site will provide you with a plethora of cultural resources.

Blank Outline Map of China
A free blank outline map of China to print out for educational, school, or classroom use.

Merriam-Webster Map of China
A clear and detailed map of Eastern China along with basic geographic facts from Merriam-Webster. The map includes many cities and major physical features.

China Maps
A nice collection of large detailed maps of China from the PCL Map Collection.

China: History, Geography, Government, and Culture
Great data and historical information from Infoplease.com.

China – A Country Study
Comprehensive book-length information from the Library of Congress. Published in 1995.

Background Note – China
A great profile, including political history, from the U.S. State Department.

View From Above: China
Satellite images with borders and cities added to form a nice maps of China from the National Geographic Society.

China Profile
Demographer Gerhard Heilig has produced an incredible site filled with maps, statistics, and charts covering just about every aspect of China. A must-see!

Flags of the World - China
The flag of China and everything you ever wanted to know about the flag.

Geography of Gansu Province
Geography of Gansu Province: Read this article to learn ten facts about China's Gansu Province. Learn information about Gansu's history, topography, climate and geography from Geography at About.com.

Geography of Beijing
Geography of Beijing, China: Read this article to learn ten facts about Beijing's history, economy, people, geography and climate from Geography at...

Geography of China's Municipalities - Learn about China's Four Large...
In the People's Republic of China , there are different classifications that a city can have. For example, they can be like a city in the United...

Geography of Shanghai ,China
Read this article to learn ten facts about the city of Shanghai. Learn information about Shanghai's history, government, economy and geography.

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