Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York Oxford University Press, ISBN ; ISBN . China in the 21st Century has ratings and 52 reviews. Ryanofthenorth said: Concise survey that hits some of the highlights of Chinese history and cul. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jeffrey Wasserstrom Oxford University Press stars. Alexandre HuiBonHoa.

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Praise for previous editions: Thank you You are on the list. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I definitely feel more informed about Chinese history, misconceptions people in the US have about China and issues and problems facing China after reading this book. No, too short for that– probably China for Adolescents. This book surveys the historical issues contributing to China’s current policies but doesn’t go into any depth on any individual topic.

China in the 21st Century – Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom – Oxford University Press

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The essentials of China’s history and politics are engagingly distilled in question-answer format, providing brief but authoritative explanations of the core issues that still permeate modern Chinese society.

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Rock and Michael Toman. Furthermore, it acknowledges its own biases and allows me to form my own conclusion. I expected this to be almost a “China for Dummies” initially, but the answers and explanations he provides are on the whole wasxerstrom good. Ebook This title is available as an ebook.


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Book review: ‘China in the 21st Century’, by Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Since I’m heading to China in a few weeks, this was a perfect, light book to help me get prepared for the trip. I focused on northern Asia in college but felt myself getting out of date. Mar 10, Matthew rated it really liked it. Wasserstrom is especially inte This book was exactly what it wanted to be – a simple condensed guide of relevant history and cultural points cnina to understanding China today.

He doesn’t bog the reader down with heavy details, focusing wzsserstrom being informative rather than be overly detailed. The blog tracks trends in what is going on in China and how China is being written about. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Question and answer format. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider.

Apr 27, Mina Soare rated it it was ok Shelves: Hi-tech trends in I for one am grateful to have this little book in hand when I greet the next round of fresh-faced undergraduates coming to my classes wishing to know something about ‘China.

Wasserstrom does an effective job of dipping the reader’s toes in the deep and wild waters of Chinese history with direct and easy-to-follow information. Quantum Physics Michael G. China industrial development today strongly resembles the U. Like it or not, both the U. Concise and insightful, China in the 21st Century provides an excellent introduction to this significant global power. Concise survey that hits some of the highlights of Chinese history and culture from the Qin dynasty to Xi Jinping.


China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Choose your country or region Close. In the final chapter, Wasserstrom presents a set of forecasts and provides insightful answers to troubling political matters surrounding China today and in the near future.

Schools of Thought 2. Written in a crisp prose, The need to understand this global giant has never been more pressing: You may also like. The book wassertrom glimpses of stalwarts in the CCP, such as Mao and Deng, the differences in leadership, etc. The rest of the book gives a nuanced perspective of China not as a homogeneous society but one that is thhe root more respectful of the diversity of its population in spite of the overwhelming Han majority.

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