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Rising China and its postmodern fate : memories of empire in a new global context

Author: Charles Horner
Publisher: Athens, GA : University of Georgia Press, cop. 2009.
Series: Studies in security and international affairs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The capstone of modern China was the founding of the People's Republic in 1949 and its rejection of Confucianism, capitalism, and modernity. Yet rising China retains few vestiges of what Mao wrought.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Rising China and its postmodern fate
(NL-LeOCL)381000508
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Horner
ISBN: 0820333344 9780820333342 0820338788 9780820338781
OCLC Number: 842096742
Notes: Met lit. opg. en index.
Description: xiv, 224 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: A memory of empire: the new past of old China --
The Yuan Dynasty and the Pax Mongolica --
The Ming Dynasty and the Pax Sinica --
The Qing Dynasty and the Pax Manjurica --
The proletarian dynasty of Chairman Mao --
The history of the world as China's own --
China's continent and the world city --
A peaceful rise and memories of violence --
The strange death of the Soviet empire --
The Chinese people are a heap of loose sand --
Rising China's grand design.
Series Title: Studies in security and international affairs.
Responsibility: Charles Horner.

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