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    DescriptionAfter ten years, John Bryan Starr has thoroughly revised and updated his classic introduction to the background of, the data about, and the issues at stake in China's present and future. In the new edition, Starr seamlessly weaves in additional material on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese government's ongoing efforts to curb the influence of the Internet, and the intensifying trade disputes between the United States and China. Succinct, modest, and refreshingly forthright, "Understanding China "remains a necessary guide for the uninitiated to everything from the Chinese economy and political system, to its intellectual freedoms and human rights, to its relationship with the rest of the world.

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    Understanding China
    A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dr John Bryan Starr
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    ISBN 13: 9780809016518
    ISBN 10: 0809016516

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    LC classification: DS779.26 .S737 2010
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    maps, diagrams
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Imprint name
    Hill & Wang
    Publication date
    31 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    John Bryan Starr is a lecturer in the Political Science Department at Yale University and serves as a consultant to the Tri-State Consortium. He has served as president of both the Yale China Association and the China Institute in New York City.
    Review quote
    "Packed with facts and figures, but enlivened with firsthand observations . . . ["Understanding China"] provides an excellent introduction to China for anyone in search of solid but concise information about that complicated country." --Lucian W. Pye, " The New York Times Book Review"