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Restless empire : China and the world since 1750

Author: Odd Arne Westad
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the twenty-first century dawns, China stands at a crossroads. The largest and most populous country on earth and currently the world's second biggest economy, China has recently reclaimed its historic place at the center of global affairs after decades of internal chaos and disastrous foreign relations. But even as China tentatively reengages with the outside world, the contradictions of its development risks  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Odd Arne Westad
ISBN: 9780465019335 0465019331 9780465029365 0465029361
OCLC Number: 744287664
Description: ix, 515 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Metamorphosis --
Imperialisms --
Japan --
Republic --
Foreigners --
Abroad --
War --
Communism --
China alone --
China's America --
China's Asia --
Modernities.
Responsibility: Odd Arne Westad.

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A prize-winning historian and expert on Chinese foreign relations examines China's relationship to the outside world for the past 250 years, showing how the past will set the course for China's  Read more...

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John Pomfret, Washington Post "[A] wonderful book... Westad upends, but ever so politely, a slew of misconceptions about China that have been concocted by his academic predecessors both in the West Read more...

 
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