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The Penguin History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850-2009 - Jonathan Fenby
The Penguin History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850-2009
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In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. "The Penguin History of Modern China" shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as victim to brutality on an unmatched scale, to oppression, to war and to famine.... show more
In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. "The Penguin History of Modern China" shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as victim to brutality on an unmatched scale, to oppression, to war and to famine. This makes its current position as the newest and, arguably, most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. Jonathan Fenby's clear and comprehensive account of China's recent past is the definitive guide to this remarkable transformation.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141020099 (0141020091)
ASIN: 141020091
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 816
Edition language: English
Category:
History, Cultural, Asia, China
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3.5 Jonathan Fenby - The Penguin History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850-2008
I spent at least three months reading this fat volume and about the same time answering questions from my friends as to why I was doing this. Why in hell am I reading the History of Modern China? Of course, the simple answer is that I compulsively read anything l lay my hands on but then I’m also on...
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