China: A New History, Second Enlarged Edition (Google eBook)

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Harvard University Press, 2006 - Reference - 560 pages
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John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date and provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.
  

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This book is excellent for those who have somewhat learned about Chinese history from other general introductory titles and sought to consolidate their understandings of these historical events. This ... Read full review

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read 1/2, up to 20th century. good Read full review

Contents

Approaches to Understanding Chinas History
1
Part one Rise and Decline of the Imperial Autocracy
27
Part two Late Imperial China 16001911
163
Part three The Republic of China 19121949
255
Part four The Peoples Republic of China
343
China at the Start of the Twentyfirst Century
457
Note on Romanization and Citation
472
Suggested Reading
473
Publishers Note
529
Illustration Credits
531
Author Index
535
General Index
545
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About the author (2006)

John King Fairbank was Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and Director of the East Asian Research Center at Harvard University.

Merle Goldman is Professor of History, Emerita, at Boston University and Associate of the John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University.

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