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Restless empire : China and the world since 1750

Author: Odd Arne Westad
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Examines China's role in the world in recent centuries to demonstrate how its past is shaping its future, explaining how Western influences have reinforced traditional Chinese mores while establishing potential partnerships.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Odd Arne Westad
ISBN: 0465056679 9780465056675
OCLC Number: 888557153
Notes: Originally published in 2012 by Basic Books.
Awards: Asia Society, Bernard Schwartz Book Award, 2013
Description: ix, 515 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Empire --
Metamorphosis --
Imperialisms --
Japan --
Republic --
Foreigners --
Abroad --
War --
Communism --
China alone --
China's America --
China's Asia --
Modernities.
Responsibility: Odd Arne Westad.

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Sunday Telegraph "Westad starts with an important piece of mythbusting, arguing strongly against the idea that China has been an inward-looking society closed to the rest of the world... Westad is Read more...

 
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