Modern China: All That Matters

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A fascinating and provocative look at modern China

Author Jonathan Clements presents China as the Chinese themselves see their country. He explains the key issues of national reconstruction; the Cold War, the Cultural Revolution, and the dizzying spectacle of China’s economic reform. Clements offers a Chinese perspective on such events as the handover of Hong Kong, and chronicles the historical events that continue to resonate today in Chinese politics, economics, culture and ...

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Overview

A fascinating and provocative look at modern China

Author Jonathan Clements presents China as the Chinese themselves see their country. He explains the key issues of national reconstruction; the Cold War, the Cultural Revolution, and the dizzying spectacle of China’s economic reform. Clements offers a Chinese perspective on such events as the handover of Hong Kong, and chronicles the historical events that continue to resonate today in Chinese politics, economics, culture and quality of life. A final chapter examines China’s role in the global marketplace, its indirect effect on foreign economies from Australia to America to Africa, and its growing military might, with an assessment of the damage done to its environment and population. In his most provocative assertion, Clements suggests that China’s contemporary problems are not the trials of a developing nation, but a possible vision of our own future.

Inside you will find:

  • A 100 Ideas section that offers original and inspirational ideas to help readers explore the subject in more depth
  • Weblinks and QR codes throughout the text, linking to videos from the author, or more detailed audio explanations
  • Helpful text boxes around key concepts that make navigating through the material a snap
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444187045
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/15/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,057,714
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Clements is a leading sinologist. He is one of very few Britons to have lectured at a Chinese university and had books about China translated into Chinese. He is well known for his biographies of figures from Chinese history, including Chairman Mao, Confucius, Empress Wu, Khubilai Khan and Marco Polo, as well as a highly regarded history of Beijing. His biography of the First Emperor was itself published in Chinese. His most recent book is a new translation of Sun Tzu’s Art of War.

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