Modern China

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - History - 216 pages

China today is rife with contradictions: it’s a peasant society with futuristic cities, an ancient civilization striving for a modern identity. This Brief Insight paints a succinct and integrated picture of the country and its history, politics, and culture. Covering a range of topics from China’s economic boom and its record on freedom to the Beijing Olympics and the position of women in society, Modern China is an indispensable starting point for anyone striving to understand the world’s most populous nation.


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Mitter presents a very brief history of 20th Century China and follows it with the question "Is China modern?" He breaks it into a section on economy, politics and culture. To each, his answer is ... Read full review


TWO The Old Order and the New
THREE Making China Modern
FOUR Is Chinese Society Modern?
FIVE Is Chinas Economy Modern?
SIX Is Chinese Culture Modern?
SEVEN Brave New China?

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RANA MITTER is a lecturer on the History and Politics of Modern China at Oxford. In addition to authoring several noteworthy books, he also broadcasts regularly on television and radio.

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