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China A New History

by John King Fairbank, Merle Goldman

China A New History Synopsis

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 civilisation. It remains a masterwork without parallel. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date, covering reforms in the post-Mao period through the early years of the 21st Century, including the leadership of Hu Jintao. She also provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.

China A New History Press Reviews

Manages to tell its sprawling, turbulent, 4,000-year story in a single volume without either losing clarity or oversimplifying its subject...Rich and fascinating. -- Arnold R. Isaacs San Francisco Chronicle Will serve for decades to come as a standard reference and textbook. -- Robert L. Worden Washington Post Book World

Book Information

ISBN: 9780674018280
Publication date: 7th April 2006
Author: John King Fairbank, Merle Goldman
Publisher: The Belknap Press an imprint of Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 640 pages
Categories: Asian history,

About John King Fairbank, Merle Goldman

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 Emeritus of Chinese History, Boston University

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