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Modern China: A Very Short Introduction Rana Mitter

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction By Rana Mitter

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction by Rana Mitter


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Summary

China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible guide to why China looks the way it does today, and how it got there.

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction Summary

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction by Rana Mitter

China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. It seems a country of contradictions: a peasant society with some of the world's most futuristic cities, heir to an ancient civilization that is still trying to find a modern identity. This Very Short Introduction offers the reader with no previous knowledge of China a variety of ways to understand the world's most populous nation, giving a short, integrated picture of modern Chinese society, culture, economy, politics and art. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction Reviews

A brilliant essay. Timothy Garton, TLS A perfect overview for level 5 students who are not yet familiar with the workings of China - politically and socially Clodagh Harrington, De Montfort University Anyone with an interest in China, and anyone who teaches about China, knows the importance of a brief and reliable introduction to the topic of contemporary China ... This book is not only a far more reliable overview, and the product of a serious historian, but it is an immensely enjoyable read. David S.G. Goodman, Journal of Contemporary History

About Rana Mitter

Rana Mitter is University Lecturer in the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St Cross College. He is the author of The Manchurian Myth: Nationalism, Resistance and Collaboration in Modern China (California, 2000), and A Bitter Revolution: China's Struggle with the Modern World (OUP, 2004), for which he won the title Times Higher Young Academic Author of the Year 2005. The book was also runner-up for the Longman/History Today Book of the Year prize, a finalist for the British Academy Book Prize, and named by Foreign Affairs as one of five <"must-read>" Notable Books on China. He presents and comments regularly on radio and television, and his reviews and essays have appeared in the Financial Times, History Today, and London Review of Books.

Table of Contents

1. What is modern China? ; 2. The old order and the new ; 3. Making China modern ; 4. Is Chinese society modern? ; 5. Is China's economy modern? ; 6. Is Chinese culture modern? ; Further Reading and References

Additional information

GOR002154076
9780199228027
0199228027
Modern China: A Very Short Introduction by Rana Mitter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2008-02-28
168
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