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Covering more than four centuries of epic history with unsurpassed learning, imagination, and passion, Spence tells a story of vast struggle, of exhilarating dreams and crushed lives, and above all of the sheer capacity of the human spirit to endure. Professor of history at Yale University and author of numerous works on China, Spence shows the reader a world struggling to remake itself and establish harmony in light of recent events. 136 pages of full-color illustrations and black-and-white photographs.
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Jonathan D. Spence is Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, where he has taught for thirty years. He has been awarded MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. The Search for Modern China won the Lionel Gelber Award and the Kiriyama Book Prize.From Publishers Weekly:
Spence ( The Question of Hu ) argues that China's modernization strategies can't work unless the people are allowed to participate in political decision-making. A splendid achievement, this sweeping 1088-page epic chronicle compresses four centuries of political and social change into a sharply observant narrative. Spence offers contemporary perspectives on the British 19th-century drive to get the Chinese masses addicted to opium, Chiang Kai-Shek's secret police apparatus and proto-fascist supporters, Japan's ruthless occupation during WW II, the Mao bloodbath known as the "Cultural Revolution" and the legacy of China's bureaucratic, authoritarian Ming and Qing dynasties. Photos. 50,000 printing; BOMC, QPB and History Book Club selections; author tour.
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Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110393027082
Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0393027082
Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0393027082