A History of China / Edition 3

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This absorbing history of China from earliest times to the present covers the country's complex political and economic structures and culture in a concise yet nuanced manner. The third edition has been revised and expanded in the light of recent research.

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Praise for the second edition:
"An excellent book. Roberts' account of China over the last few years is fair, balanced, perceptive and comprehensive." -- Colin Mackerras, Griffith University, Australia
Praise for the third edition:
"A worthy successor to Roberts' earlier editions. This third edition brings the account up to the immediate present and continues to have the strength of integrating the insights of very recent scholarship on all periods of Chinese history." -- Anthony DeBlasi, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies, University at Albany

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230249844
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Series: Palgrave Essential Histories Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition, Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,339,327
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

J. A. G. ROBERTS is a Visiting Research Fellow in History at the University of Huddersfield. He has lectured extensively on the histories of China and Japan and has a special interest in Western perceptions of Chinese and Japanese society. Among his previous publications are Life in Early China and China Through Western Eyes.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Maps The Prehistory and Early History of China From the Period of Division to the Tang Dynasty The Song and Yuan Dynasties The Early Modern Period: The Ming and the Early Qing China in the Late Qing Republican China, 1911-49
Revolutionary China, 1949-76
From the Era of Deng Xiaoping to the Present Day Notes Chronology Further Reading Index

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