The New Cambridge Handbook of Contemporary China

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Cambridge University Press, 2001 - Political Science - 313 pages
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Completely revised and updated, the New Cambridge Handbook of Contemporary China is an indispensable and manageable guide to the world's most populous nation. Emphasising the period from the 1990s, the book covers and includes the following subjects: a chronology detailing events since 1949; politics and law; biographies of eminent individuals; an annotated bibliography of books, journals and websites relevant to China in the 1990s and beyond; foreign relations, especially with the United States and Russia; the economy, including China's main economic reform programs and objectives; education; population and a gazetteer. With an excellent selection of figures, diagrams and maps, this book will be the standard reference to contemporary China for students, teachers, journalists, travelers, academic and government researchers, business people, policy-makers and general readers.
  

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Colin Mackerras is a China specialist who has written widely on Chinese theatre, ethnic minorities, politics, Western images of China and Australia-China relations. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and was appointed an officer in the Order of Australia in 2007.

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