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The fall and rise of a great power, 1850-2009

Author: Jonathan Fenby
Publisher: London : Allen Lane : [distributor] Penguin Books Ltd, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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In the second half of the 19th century, China appeared as the sick man of Asia, rocked by revolts and huge natural disasters, ruled by an anachronistic imperial system and humiliated by foreign invasions. At the start of the 21st century, China is a major global force. This book presents a study of the nature of political power and its abuse.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Fenby
ISBN: 9780713998320 0713998326
OCLC Number: 851985671
Language Note: English.
Target Audience: General (US: Trade).
Description: 816 pages : (some color), illustrations ; 5 cm
Responsibility: Jonathan Fenby.

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