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Wealth and power : China's long march to the twenty-first century

Author: Orville Schell; John Delury
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Through a series of ... portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today's foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country's rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic decline, intellectual upheaval, foreign occupation, civil war, and revolution, manage to burst forth onto the world stage  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orville Schell; John Delury
ISBN: 9780679643470 0679643478 9780812976250 0812976258
OCLC Number: 796761526
Description: 478 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Humiliation : Wei Yuan --
Self-Strengthening : Feng Guifen --
Western Methods/Chinese Core : Empress Dowager Cixi --
New Citizen : Liang Qichao --
Dish of Loose Sand : Sun Yat-sen --
New Youth : Chen Duxiu --
Unification : Chiang Kai-shek --
Not a Dinner Party : Mao Zedong --
Creative Destruction : Mao --
Black Cat White Cat : Deng Xiaoping --
Turmoil : Deng --
Entering the World / Zhu Rongji --
No Enemies, No Hatred : Liu Xiaobo --
Rejuvenation.
Responsibility: Orville Schell and John Delury.

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"Through a series of ... portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today's foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country's rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic decline, intellectual upheaval, foreign occupation, civil war, and revolution, manage to burst forth onto the world stage with such an impressive run of hyperdevelopment and wealth creation--culminating in the extraordinary dynamism of China today?"--Book jacket.

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