The Search for Modern China Book
Score: 4.5
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The Search for Modern China


  • Author : Jonathan D. Spence
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 876
  • ISBN 10 : 0393307808

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The Search for Modern China Book Description :

Covering more than four centuries of Chinese history, this work chronicles the various dynasties, the ideas of reformist Confucian scholars, and China's poets, novelists, artists, students, and leaders

The Search for Modern China Book
Score: 4.5
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The Search for Modern China


  • Author : Jonathan D. Spence
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 625
  • ISBN 10 : 0393920852

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The Search for Modern China Book Description :

Jonathan D. Spence is George Burton Adams Professor of History at Yale University and author of eight acclaimed books on China. Here he has written a very readable history of this fascinating country. "To understand . . . China's past there is no better place to start than Jonathan D. Spences excellent new book".--The New York Times Book Review front page review. 136 pages of photographs.

Search for Mod China 2e W Smcd Book

Search for Mod China 2e W Smcd


  • Author : Jonathan D. Spence
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999-12-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393983633

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The Search for Modern China Book
Score: 4.5
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The Search for Modern China


  • Author : Pei-kai Cheng
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 531
  • ISBN 10 : 0393973727

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The Search for Modern China Book Description :

This collection of primary source documents--many translated into English for the first time and available only in this book--gather proclamations, treaties, laws, and other public acts with pieces reflecting everyday life, family, social networks, and culture.

Making China Modern Book

Making China Modern


  • Author : Klaus Mühlhahn
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674916074

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Making China Modern Book Description :

“Chronicles reforms, revolutions, and wars through the lens of institutions, often rebutting Western impressions...[And] warns against thinking of China’s economic success as proof of a unique path without contextualizing it in historical specifics.” —New Yorker “This thoughtful, probing interpretation is a worthy successor to the famous histories of Fairbank and Spence and will be read by all students and scholars of modern China.” —William C. Kirby, coauthor of Can China Lead? It is tempting to attribute the rise of China’s to recent changes in political leadership and economic policy. But China has had a long history of creative adaptation and it would be a mistake to think that its current trajectory began with Deng Xiaoping. In the mid-eighteenth century, when the Qing Empire reached the height of its power, China dominated a third of the world’s population. Then, as the Opium Wars threatened the nation’s sovereignty and the Taiping Rebellion ripped the country apart, China found itself verging on free fall. In the twentieth century China managed a surprising recovery, rapidly undergoing profound economic and social change, buttressed by technological progress. A dynamic story of crisis and recovery, failures and triumphs, Making China Modern explores the versatility and resourcefulness that has guaranteed China’s survival in the past, and is now fueling its future.

Modern China  A Very Short Introduction Book
Score: 4
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Modern China A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Rana Mitter
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2008-02-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191578793

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Modern China A Very Short Introduction Book Description :

China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. It seems a country of contradictions: a peasant society with some of the world's most futuristic cities, heir to an ancient civilization that is still trying to find a modern identity. This Very Short Introduction offers the reader with no previous knowledge of China a variety of ways to understand the world's most populous nation, giving a short, integrated picture of modern Chinese society, culture, economy, politics and art. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Question of Hu Book
Score: 3.5
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The Question of Hu


  • Author : Jonathan D. Spence
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-05-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307793812

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The Question of Hu Book Description :

This lively and elegant book by the acclaimed historian Jonathan D. Spence reconstructs an extraordinary episode in the early intercourse between Europe and China. It is the story of John Hu, a lowly but devout Chinese Catholic, who in 1722 accompanied a Jesuit missionary on a journey to France--a journey that ended with Hu's confinement in a lunatic asylum. At once a triumph of historical detective work and a gripping narrative, The Question of Hu deftly probes the collision of tw ocultures, with their different definitions of faith, madness, and moral obligation.

Modern China Book
Score: 5
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Modern China


  • Author : Jonathan Fenby
  • Publisher : Ecco
  • Release Date : 2008-06-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 762
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106019940714

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Modern China Book Description :

Documents the history of modern China and its evolution from a turbulent, troubled nation in the mid-nineteenth century to a powerful global economic, cultural, and political force in the twenty-first century.

A Bitter Revolution Book
Score: 3
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A Bitter Revolution


  • Author : Rana Mitter
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : 019280605X

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A Bitter Revolution Book Description :

China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. Rana Mitter goes back to this pivotal moment in Chinese history to uncover the origins of the painful transition from a premodern past into a modern world. By the 1920s the seemingly civilized world shaped over the last two thousand years by the legacy of the great philosopher Confucius was falling apart in the face of western imperialism and internal warfare. Chinese cities still bore the imprints of its ancient past with narrow, lanes and temples to long-worshipped gods, but these were starting to change with the influx of foreign traders, teachers, and missionaries, all eager to shape China's ancient past into a modern present. Mitter takes us through the resulting social turmoil and political promise, the devastating war against Japan in the 1940s, Communism and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, and the new era of hope in the 1980s ended by the Tian'anmen uprising. He reveals the impetus behind the dramatic changes in Chinese culture and politics as being China's "New Culture" - a strain of thought which celebrated youth, individualism, and the heady mixture of strange and seductive new cultures from places as far apart as America, India, and Japan.

The Columbia Guide to Modern Chinese History Book
Score: 5
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The Columbia Guide to Modern Chinese History


  • Author : R. Keith Schoppa
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-08-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0231500378

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The Columbia Guide to Modern Chinese History Book Description :

China, the world's oldest and most populous state, remains an enigma to most people in the West, even at a time when that country is playing an increasingly prominent role on the international stage. At the heart of modern Chinese history have been the efforts of the Chinese people to transform their polity into a modern nation state, the Confucian orthodoxy into an ideology that can help direct that process, and an agrarian economy into an industrial one. These efforts are ongoing and of great importance. This book is both an introduction to the major features of modern Chinese history and a resource for researchers interested in virtually any topic relating to the Chinese experience of the last 220 years. This valuable reference contains: a historical narrative providing a comprehensive overview of five core aspects of Chinese history: domestic politics, society, the economy, the world of culture and thought, and relations with the outside world; a compendium of 250 short, descriptive articles on key figures, events, and terms; a resource guide containing approximately 500 annotated entries for the most authoritative sources for further research in English, as well as descriptions of important films depicting modern China and a guide to electronic resources; and appendices, including a chronology, excerpts from key primary source documents, and a wealth of tables and graphs on demographic, social, and economic trends.

A Force So Swift Book
Score: 3.5
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A Force So Swift


  • Author : Kevin Peraino
  • Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: HISTORY
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307887238

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A Force So Swift Book Description :

"A compelling year-long narrative of America's response to the fall of Chiang Kai-shek and Nationalist China in 1949, and Mao Zedong and the Communist Party's rise to power, forever altering the world's geopolitical map"--Provided by publisher.

God s Chinese Son  The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan Book
Score: 3.5
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God s Chinese Son The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan


  • Author : Jonathan D. Spence
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1996-12-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393285864

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God s Chinese Son The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan Book Description :

"A magnificent tapestry . . . a story that reaches beyond China into our world and time: a story of faith, hope, passion, and a fatal grandiosity."--Washington Post Book World Whether read for its powerful account of the largest uprising in human history, or for its foreshadowing of the terrible convulsions suffered by twentieth-century China, or for the narrative power of a great historian at his best, God's Chinese Son must be read. At the center of this history of China's Taiping rebellion (1845-64) stands Hong Xiuquan, a failed student of Confucian doctrine who ascends to heaven in a dream and meets his heavenly family: God, Mary, and his older brother, Jesus. He returns to earth charged to eradicate the "demon-devils," the alien Manchu rulers of China. His success carries him and his followers to the heavenly capital at Nanjing, where they rule a large part of south China for more than a decade. Their decline and fall, wrought by internal division and the unrelenting military pressures of the Manchus and the Western powers, carry them to a hell on earth. Twenty million Chinese are left dead.

Mao Zedong Book
Score: 3
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Mao Zedong


  • Author : Jonathan D. Spence
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-08-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101077047

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Mao Zedong Book Description :

“Spence draws upon his extensive knowledge of Chinese politics and culture to create an illuminating picture of Mao. . . . Superb.” (Chicago Tribune) From humble origins in the provinces, Mao Zedong rose to absolute power, unifying with an iron fist a vast country torn apart by years of weak leadership, colonialism, and war. This sharply drawn and insightful account brings to life this modern-day emperor and the tumultuous era that he did so much to shape. Jonathan Spence captures Mao in all his paradoxical grandeur and sheds light on the radical transformation he unleashed that still reverberates in China today.

A New Literary History of Modern China Book

A New Literary History of Modern China


  • Author : David Der-wei Wang
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-22
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 1032
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674967915

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A New Literary History of Modern China Book Description :

Featuring over 140 Chinese and non-Chinese contributors, this landmark volume, edited by David Der-wei Wang, explores unconventional forms as well as traditional genres, emphasizes Chinese authors’ influence on foreign writers as well as China’s receptivity to outside literary influences, and offers vibrant contrasting voices and points of view.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China Book

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China


  • Author : Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191506710

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China Book Description :

This lavishly illustrated volume explores the history of China during a period of dramatic shifts and surprising transformations, from the founding of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) through to the present day. The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China promises to be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising superpower on the verge of what promises to be the 'Chinese century', introducing readers to important but often overlooked events in China's past, such as the bloody Taiping Civil War (1850-1864), which had a death toll far higher than the roughly contemporaneous American Civil War. It also helps readers see more familiar landmarks in Chinese history in new ways, such as the Opium War (1839-1842), the Boxer Uprising of 1900, the rise to power of the Chinese Communist Party in 1949, and the Tiananmen protests and Beijing Massacre of 1989. This is one of the first major efforts — and in many ways the most ambitious to date — to come to terms with the broad sweep of modern Chinese history, taking readers from the origins of modern China right up through the dramatic events of the last few years (the Beijing Games, the financial crisis, and China's rise to global economic pre-eminence) which have so fundamentally altered Western views of China and China's place in the world.

China Doesn   t Exist Book

China Doesn t Exist


  • Author : Daniel Marques
  • Publisher : 22 Lions - www.22Lions.com
  • Release Date : 2014-10-28
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN 10 :

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China Doesn t Exist Book Description :

As the world continues to evolve in unpredictable directions, but the Portuguese economy remains predictably in permanent decline, as it has been for centuries since the fall from world first place, there is a search for explanations, solutions and answers that seem apparently nonexistent. An analysis of the past reveals numerous causes for the fall of a nation, but this study shows equally or more relevant as the observation of new emerging nations. Against this backdrop, China now presents itself as an example of good economy and society to the Portuguese, even though also in this attitude they are behind many others, which have already passed this stage and start looking for a new possibility in the future post China. The Portuguese investments in the east have been increasing in the same way as before the trade settled in the Lusophone countries like Brazil, Angola and Mozambique. But is this Chinese reality so promising? Many studies conducted in China have overlooked extremely important details that dictate the real scenario of this country. It is based on this hidden truth that this book seeks to portray what really is going on in this new world number one. Although comparing two distinct situations, of two countries also very different in dimensions, there is here further study, such as what two large empires may enable understanding. From the fall of the world longest empire, as is the case of Portugal, to the emergence of a new empire risen from the ashes and poverty, as it’s China's situation, much there is to compare in order to achieve better predictions about markets and economies in the world scnerario. Thus, this book shows itself highly relevant and necessary for businessmen and politicians of any country, seeking to establish trade and investment with China, but also for those who want to live and work in this country. This work does not hide many of the most perverse situations of this modern nation and the Chinese way of thinking towards the We

City Maps Yinchuan China Book

City Maps Yinchuan China


  • Author : James mcFee
  • Publisher : Soffer Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-04
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 :

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City Maps Yinchuan China Book Description :

City Maps Yinchuan China is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun Yinchuan adventure :)

The Chinese Enlightenment Book
Score: 3
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The Chinese Enlightenment


  • Author : Vera Schwarcz
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN 10 : 0520050274

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The Chinese Enlightenment Book Description :

It is widely accepted, both inside China and in the West, that contemporary Chinese history begins with the May Fourth Movement. Vera Schwarcz's imaginative new study provides China scholars and historians with an analysis of what makes that event a turning point in the intellectual, spiritual, cultural and political life of twentieth-century China.

Deng Xiaoping and the Making of Modern China Book

Deng Xiaoping and the Making of Modern China


  • Author : Richard Evans
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 1995-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 0140139451

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Deng Xiaoping and the Making of Modern China Book Description :

In this major study, Richard Evans examines Deng Xiaoping's life in the context of events of Chinese history - the ascent of Communism, the Long March, the Japanese invasion, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution and Tiananmen Square. More than