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

Author: Orville Schell; John Delury
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By now everyone knows the basic facts of China's rise to pre-eminence over the past three decades. But how did this erstwhile sleeping giant finally manage to arrive at its current phase of dynamic growth? How, after such a long and painful period of dynastic decline, intellectual upheaval and revolution, foreign occupation and civil war, did a country once derided as the 'sick man of Asia' manage to break out of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orville Schell; John Delury
ISBN: 9781408704974 1408704978
OCLC Number: 834961585
Description: 478 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : wealth and power --
Humiliation : Wei Yuan --
Self-strengthening : Feng Guifen --
Western methods, Chinese core : Empress Dowager Cixi --
New citizen : Liang Qichao --
A sheet of loose sand : Sun Yat-sen --
New youth : Chen Duxiu --
Unification : Chiang Kai-shek --
Not a dinner party : Mao Zedong, part I --
Creative destruction : Mao Zedong, part II --
Black cat, white cat : Deng Xiaoping, part I --
Turmoil : Deng Xiaoping, part II --
Entering the world : Zhu Rongji --
No enemies, no hatred : Liu Xiaobo --
Conclusion : rejuvenation.
Responsibility: Orville Schell and John Delury.

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A series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, Wealth and Power is a panoramic narrative of the nation's ascent from imperial doormat to global economic  Read more...

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