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The third edition of this outstanding textbook vividly describes China's extraordinary metamorphosis from a traditional self-sufficient empire into a modern nation. Professor Hsü surveys the main currents of modern Chinese history from 1600 to the present, focusing throughout on the forces that shaped China's political, diplomatic, intellectual, social, and economic history. Completely revised and up to date, the text now devotes considerable coverage to the period from 1949 to 1981 and includes an entirely new section on China since the death of Mao.
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Immanuel C. Y. Hsu, Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, Santa Barbara.Review:
Praise for the previous edition:
"Perhaps the most lively account of modern China -- full of meticulous data as well as fascinating episodic illustrations. A great fusion of social science and humanisitic approaches." -- Vipan Chandra Wheaton College
"A classic comprehensive work with broad appeal." -- Richard H. Bradford, West Virginia Tech
"The best textbook on modern China in all languages, including Chinese .... It is comprehensive and yet interesting to read." -- Key Ray Chong, Texas Tech University
"A work of splendid balance and narrative clarity." -- Harry Dahlheimer, SUNY Cortland College
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110195032187
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1983. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0195032187