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A History of China / Edition 3
     

A History of China / Edition 3

by John A.G. Roberts
 

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ISBN-10: 0230249841

ISBN-13: 9780230249844

Pub. Date: 08/16/2011

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

It has been said that the twenty-first century will be China's century. Such a remark highlights the importance of being informed about China's long and tumultuous history.
 
J.A.G. Roberts traces the main course of that history, from the earliest times, through the centuries of imperial government, to the present day. Chapters on China's imperial

Overview

It has been said that the twenty-first century will be China's century. Such a remark highlights the importance of being informed about China's long and tumultuous history.
 
J.A.G. Roberts traces the main course of that history, from the earliest times, through the centuries of imperial government, to the present day. Chapters on China's imperial history identify the main political and economic changes, whilst introducting key social themes. Turning to the modern period, Roberts then traces the dramatic evenuts of the Opium Wars, the 1911 Revolution and the Republican era. The book ends with a detailed discussion of China under Communist rule and a wide-ranging review of new developments, including China's economic achievements and its costs.
 
Thoroughly revised and expanded in the light of the latest research, and now featuring a helpful chronology, this up-to-date, authoritative overview of China's past is ideal for students and general readers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230249844
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Series:
Palgrave Essential Histories Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,360,718
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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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