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The Penguin history of modern China : the fall and rise of a great power, 1850 to the present

Author: Jonathan Fenby
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. The Penguin History of Modern China shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as a victim of brutality on an unmatched scale, of oppression, war and famine. This makes its current position as the newest and, arguably, most important global superpower all the more extraordinary.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Fenby
ISBN: 9780141988450 0141988452
OCLC Number: 1079185174
Notes: Previous edition: 2013.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
Other Titles: History of modern China
Responsibility: Jonathan Fenby.

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"In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. The Penguin History of Modern China shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as a victim of brutality on an unmatched scale, of oppression, war and famine. This makes its current position as the newest and, arguably, most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. Jonathan Fenby's clear, authoritative and brilliantly written account of China's recent past, now updated to take in the ascendency of Xi Jinping and China's global ambitions, is the definitive guide to this remarkable transformation."--Provided by publisher.

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A wonderful history of modern China and a cracking good read -- Chris Patten For an accessible, authoritative, fair and comprehensive and well written account, this would be hard to better * BBC Read more...

 
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