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April 2006



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. 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 twenty-first 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.


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


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
EAN: 9780674018280
ISBN: 0674018281
Untertitel: A New History. 2 Enlarged ed. 60 halftones, 25 maps, 6 tables. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Harvard University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2006
Seitenanzahl: 640 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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