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China in 2008 : a year of great significance

Author: Kate Merkel-Hess; Kenneth Pomeranz; Jeffrey N Wasserstrom
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Beijing Olympics ensured that the world would be watching China in 2008, a year that turned out to be the most tumultuous and traumatic for the country since the massive Tiananmen uprising of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
China in 2008.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009
(OCoLC)747117402
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Merkel-Hess; Kenneth Pomeranz; Jeffrey N Wasserstrom
ISBN: 9780742566590 0742566595 9780742566606 0742566609
OCLC Number: 265741793
Description: xii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Inroduction: China in 2008: reflection on a year of great significance / Kate Merkel-Hess --
Anxieties of a prosperous age --
Tibet --
Meanwhile, across the straits ... --
Nationalism and the torch --
Earthquake and recovery --
Shanghai images in Beijing's year --
Tiananmen reconsidered --
The road to the Olympics --
The Olympics as spectacle --
China after the games --
Follow the leader --
Things seen and unseen --
Pop culture in a global age --
Reinvented traditions --
China and the United States.
Responsibility: edited by Kate Merkel-Hess, Kenneth L. Pomeranz, and Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom ; with Miri Kim ; foreword by Jonathan D. Spence.

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[A] compelling first draft of history. Grouped by event or theme, the essays cover most of the major news stories of 2008, but with insight and perspective that never made the broadsheets... It Read more...

 
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