The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China This lavishly illustrated volume explores the history of China during a period of dramatic shifts and surprising transformations from the founding of the Qing Dynasty through to the present

  • Title: The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China
  • Author: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom IanJohnson
  • ISBN: 9780199683758
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This lavishly illustrated volume explores the history of China during a period of dramatic shifts and surprising transformations, from the founding of the Qing Dynasty 1644 1912 through to the present day.The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China promises to be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising superpower on the verge of what promisesThis lavishly illustrated volume explores the history of China during a period of dramatic shifts and surprising transformations, from the founding of the Qing Dynasty 1644 1912 through to the present day.The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China promises to be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising superpower on the verge of what promises to be the Chinese century, introducing readers to important but often overlooked events in China s past, such as the bloody Taiping Civil War 1850 1864 , which had a death toll far higher than the roughly contemporaneous American Civil War It also helps readers see familiar landmarks in Chinese history in new ways, such as the Opium War 1839 1842 , the Boxer Uprising of 1900, the rise to power of the Chinese Communist Party in 1949, and the Tiananmen protests and Beijing Massacre of 1989.This is one of the first major efforts and in many ways the most ambitious to date to come to terms with the broad sweep of modern Chinese history, taking readers from the origins of modern China right up through the dramatic events of the last few years the Beijing Games, the financial crisis, and China s rise to global economic pre eminence which have so fundamentally altered Western views of China and China s place in the world.
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    • Helen says:

      This was a glossy, lavishly illustrated history of modern China (from 1550-present, or about 2014 - although the book was published in 2016) - that does convey a lot of information about China's history, but unfortunately, I got the impression that the essays weren't thoughtfully written. There were also a number of editing errors. Somehow, I got the impression that the book was quickly put together possibly to capitalize on the interest in China, and that the essays were not that carefully cons [...]

    • Tim C says:

      I've written a review of this book for the LSE Review of Books.

    • !Tæmbuŝu says:

      Reviewed by Asian Review of Books

    • Ian Johnson says:

    • Jingsheng says:

      This book does not cover every important events in China during modern era, and I find some points apparently misleading. However, I still consider such a book essential for both westerners and Chinese readers. If you only read newspaper and magazine articles, you will never ever understand the modern China. The book try to tell a story connect the present China with its history, so not only westerners but also Chinese people nowadays can understand what is going on.

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