Chinese Roundabout: Essays in History and Culture

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Essays explore the intricacies of Chinese history and culture, discussing Confucianism, Chinese science, westerners' views of China, food and medicine, and the country's tragic experience with opium

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Jonathan Spence has the art, as he amply demonstrates once again in Chinese Roundabout, the collection of essays that the Chicago Tribune praised as 'surprising, entertaining, and inspired.'

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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.

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