Author: John King Fairbank
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674036654
Size: 39.98 MB
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John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date and provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.

China A New History Second Enlarged Edition

Author: John King Fairbank
ISBN: 9788120337404
Size: 48.46 MB
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A broad history of China, covering the period from the earliest archaeological records to the present. Updated by Merle Goldman from the original 1992 edition in order to include the reforms in the post-Mao period through the early years of the twenty-first century, including the leadership of Hu Jintao. She also provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.

A History Of China

Author: John A.G. Roberts
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230345360
Size: 24.38 MB
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It has been said that the twenty-first century will be China's century. Such a remark highlights the importance of being informed about China's long and tumultuous history. J. A. G. Roberts traces the main course of that history, from the earliest times, through the centuries of imperial government, to the present day. Chapters on China's imperial history identify the main political and economic changes, whilst introducing key social themes. Turning to the modern period, Roberts then traces the dramatic events of the Opium Wars, the 1911 Revolution and the Republican era. The book ends with a detailed discussion of China under Communist rule and a wide-ranging review of new developments, including China's economic achievements and its costs. Thoroughly revised and expanded in the light of the latest research, and now featuring a helpful chronology, this up-to-date, authoritative overview of China's past is ideal for students and general readers alike.


Author: Ray Huang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317475046
Size: 26.59 MB
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This short history of China includes a new preface, additional illustrations and a more reader-friendly format.

The History Of China

Author: David Curtis Wright
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313377480
Size: 35.43 MB
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Indhold: Geography, government, population, and early history ; Pre-imperial China: ca. 1122-221 B.C. ; Early imperial China: 221 B.C.-A.D. 589 ; Middle and late imperial China: A.D. 589-ca. 1800 ; The tumultuous nineteenth century: External aggression and internal chaos ; Revolution and republic ; The People's Republic: From first breath to Mao's death ; Deng's China ; China in the 1990s ; The twenty-first century: Dealing with a pushy China ; A prosperous and confused island: Taiwan since 1945


Author: Lillian M. Li
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0230605273
Size: 27.68 MB
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From its founding to its current attempts to be recognized as a major international city, the history of Beijing is a fascinating journey. Three experts in Chinese history take readers along for the ride, showing the city's evolution from Kublai Khan's seat of power to the capital of the Ming Dynasty up to today. Beijing explores how the city is adjusting to the skyrocketing growth of the Chinese economy and its preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The authors highlight the controversial destruction of Beijing's historic districts and the construction of Olympic venues. Vivid maps, paintings, and photographs detail the more than 600-year evolution of this unique and vibrant city.

A History Of Chinese Civilization

Author: Jacques Gernet
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521497817
Size: 11.34 MB
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An overview of the Chinese world from prehistoric times to the 1970s emphasizes major trends in society, politics, culture, and intellectual life, and the interaction of China with the other civilizations of Eurasia.

Chinese Civilization

Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439188392
Size: 26.74 MB
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Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture.

An Intellectual History Of Modern China

Author: Merle Goldman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521797108
Size: 80.83 MB
Format: PDF
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This book is the only comprehensive book on modern China's intellectual history.