Glossary of Selected Terms
|Analects: The text of many of Confucius’s most important sayings. |
|APCs: Agricultural producers’ cooperatives; a communal form of agricultural organization that was attempted unsuccessfully during the 1950s. |
|Beida: Chinese abbreviation of Peking University (Beijing Daxue). |
|Beiping: Name for Beijing (formerly spelled Peking) from the late 1920s through 1949. |
|boddhisatvas: Merciful beings who were thought, on the brink of nirvana, to have turned their attention and compassion back toward the world of the living and were thus able to help all who called on them in faith. |
|CCP: Chinese Communist Party. |
|DPP: Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan, a democratic opposition party founded in the 1980s which has somewhat favored Taiwan independence in the past; its presidential candidate, Chen Shui-bian, won Taiwan’s presidential election in March 2000. |
|Falun Gong: Popular religious movement in China during the 1990s and beyond that seems to combine elements of Buddhism and Taoism with |
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Book title: The History of China.
Contributors: David Curtis Wright - Author.
Publisher: Greenwood Press.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 2001.
Page number: 221.
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