People's China

People's China : A Brief History

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The third edition of this historical survey of China includes new materials and a thoroughly rewritten final chapter, bringing the book up to date. The text chronologically unpacks the essential story of modern China from 1949 - the historical background, the ideologies, the grand economic achievements, and the cruel more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • halftones, line drawings, maps
  • 0195106296
  • 9780195106299

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Praise for previous editions: "A major success. Written with unusual clarity and simplicity, it is also based on deeply understood, profoundly digested knowledge."--History: Reviews of New Books"The narrative is useful and rich inasmuch as it traces these campaigns quite vividly within the space of just 350 pages....The excellent portraits of Chinese leaders and the graphs add considerably to the value of this extremely useful volume."--International Studies"A lucid, dispassionate account of Chinese history during the last four decades. It is based on sound, scholarly research, and reads extremely well. A valuable contribution."--E-tu Zen Sun, Pennsylvania State Universityshow more

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