The Search for Modern China: A Documentary Collection

The Search for Modern China: A Documentary Collection


By (author) Janet Chen, By (author) Pei-Kai Cheng, By (author) Michael Lestz, With Jonathan D. Spence

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 656 pages
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 214mm x 19mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 22 August 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393920852
  • ISBN 13: 9780393920857
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 425,038

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The new edition of this outstanding documents collection displays a stronger blend of social history pieces reflecting everyday life, family, social networks, and culture and political history critical proclamations, treaties, laws, and other public acts. Many of the documents are translated into English for the first time and available only in this book. Informative headnotes accompany the selections, providing context and helping students with unfamiliar names, places, and events. This collection is the perfect source for a firsthand look at modern Chinese history. "

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History at its best...all in the vivid, accessible style for which the author is well known.