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The Oxford illustrated history of modern China

Author: Jeffrey N Wasserstrom
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"This lavishly illustrated volume explores the history of China during a period of dramatic shifts and surprising transformations, from the founding of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) through to the present day. The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China promises to be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising superpower on the verge of what promises to be the 'Chinese century, ' introducing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey N Wasserstrom
ISBN: 9780199683765 019968376X 9780199683758 0199683751
OCLC Number: 1056194162
Notes: Includes Preface to the paperback edition ([v]-viii) dated January, 2018.
Contributors: Jeffrey Wasserstrom (University of California, Irvine), Anne Gerritsen (University of Warwick), Stephen R. Platt (University of Massachusetts), Robert Bickers (University of Bristol), Peter Zarrow (University of Connecticut), James Carter (St. Joseph's University), Rana Mitter (University of Oxford), S.A. Smith (University of Oxford), Richard Curt Kraus (University of Oregon), Timothy Cheek (University of British Columbia), Kate Merkel-Hess (Penn State University), William A. Callahan (London School of Economics and Political Science), Ian Johnson (freelance journalist).
Description: xi, 361 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: A guide to pronouncing Romanized Chinese --
Introduction / Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom --
From late Ming to high Qing, 1550-1792 / Anne Gerritsen --
New domestic and global challenges, 1792-1860 / Stephen R. Platt --
Restoration and reform, 1860-1900 / Robert Bickers --
Felling a dynasty, founding a republic / Peter Zarrow --
The rise of nationalism and revolutionary parties, 1919-1937 / James Carter --
The war years, 1937-1949 / Rana Mitter --
The early years of the People's Republic, 1950-1964 / S.A. Smith --
The Cultural Revolution era, 1964-1976 / Richard Curt Kraus --
Reform and rebuilding, 1976-1988 / Timothy Cheek --
Tiananmen and its aftermath, 1989-1999 / Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Kate Merkel-Hess --
China rising, 2000-2010 / William A. Callahan --
The presence of the past--a coda / Ian Johnson --
Timeline.
Other Titles: Illustrated history of modern China
Modern China
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom.

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