China in the 21st century wasserstrom jeffrey n. China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom 2019-02-09

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China in the 21st Century

china in the 21st century wasserstrom jeffrey n

This was a very good introduction to the country of China. The book discusses China's attempt to reshape its international image through hosting mega-events, such as the Olympic Games and the World Fair, and to situate these mega-events in a historical and comparative context; for example, Wasserstrom compares China and India to illustrate the significant impact that hosting these events has had on China. Originally published by H-Asia, reprinted with permission. Fiercely protecting oil stocks: The extent to which both the U. Wasserstrom and Cunningham have managed to pull this trick off in China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know.

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china in the 21st century wasserstrom jeffrey n

Wasserstrom reveals that China today shares many traits with other industrialized nations during their periods of development, in particular the United States during its rapid industrialization in the 19th century. Framing their answers through the historical legacies - Confucian thought, Western and Japanese imperialism, the Mao era, and the Tiananmen Square massacre - that largely define China's present-day trajectory, Wasserstrom and Cunningham introduce readers to the Chinese Communist Party, the building boom in Shanghai, and the environmental fallout of rapid Chinese industrialization. For some questions such as whether China will become the world's dominant economy, or whether China is likely to become a democracy, there is no simple yes or no answer. This, unlike the rest of the great powers. More specifically, he shows that knowledge of high technology has widened the chasm in China between those who have access to free information by dodging Internet censorship and those who do not. It's a great read, comprehensive and well researched.

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China in the 21st Century : Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom : 9780199974962

china in the 21st century wasserstrom jeffrey n

С самой низкой ценой, совершенно новый, неиспользованный, неоткрытый, неповрежденный товар в оригинальной упаковке если товар поставляется в упаковке. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know. I keep this book within reach at all times. Updated to include perspectives on Hong Kong's shifting political status, as well as an expanded discussion of President Xi Jinping's time in office, China in the 21st Century provides a concise and insightful introduction to this significant global power. Then goes into more current history and issues that China faces today. This is designed to serve as an introduction to China for the largely ignorant but unbigoted Western especially American reader. Maura Elizabeth Cunningham is an Associate at the University of Michigan's Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

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China in the 21st Century : Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom : 9780199974962

china in the 21st century wasserstrom jeffrey n

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. Further Reading at the back of the book points to a wide selection of books that will take you a long time to get through. Focusing his answers through the historical legacies-Western and Japanese imperialism, the Mao era, and the massacre near Tiananmen Square-that largely define China's present-day trajectory, Wasserstrom introduces readers to the Chinese Communist Party, the building boom in Shanghai, and the environmental fall-out of rapid Chinese industrialization. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham provide cogent answers to urgent questions regarding the world's newest superpower and offer a framework for understanding China's meteoric rise from developing country to superpower. Is it China for Dummies? Treatment of minorities: Like it or not, both the U. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham provide cogent answers to urgent questions regarding the world's newest superpower and offer a framework for understanding China's meteoric rise from developing country to superpower. He also explains unique aspects of Chinese culture such as the one-child policy, and provides insight into how Chinese view Americans.

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China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

china in the 21st century wasserstrom jeffrey n

Don't write a book if you're just going to use tons of words to try and make something look better than it is. Together, they have produced, analyzed, and digested more of the best research on China's past and present than a reader could ever hope to match. He also explains unique aspects of Chinese culture such as the one-child policy, and provides insight into how Chinese view Americans. Wasserstrom is especially interested in noting that China is not homogenous, neither in ethnicity, or regional attitudes, or generational perspective. 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.

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China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

china in the 21st century wasserstrom jeffrey n

You get the key points of Chinese culture and history, and you will certainly feel like you learned something by the end of the book. This, unlike the rest of the great powers. In this crystalline and up-to- date edition, they have given us the answers. The second edition has also been updated to take into account changes China has seen in just the past two years, from the global economic shifts to the recent removal of Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai from power. But it has some great , mostly historical, information.

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China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N Wasserstrom

china in the 21st century wasserstrom jeffrey n

I'm about 18 months late in reading it, so my experience is somewhat different now than it would have been then--experience and perspective under my belt. I focused on northern Asia in college but felt myself getting out of date. This is a good book for those who are new to China affairs, but bad for those who are already familiar with contemporary China. Is it China for Dummies? Posted on August 8, 2018 As we celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women around the world as part of Women's History Month, we offer a brief look at changing gender roles in different periods of China's past, and at a group of contemporary activists pushing for greater equality between men and women in the current era. Focusing his answers through the historical legacies--Western and Japanese imperialism, the Mao era, and the massacre near Tiananmen Square--that largely define China's present-day trajectory, Wasserstrom introduces readers to the Chinese Communist Party, the building boom in Shanghai, and the environmental fall-out of rapid Chinese industrialization. What This is designed to serve as an introduction to China for the largely ignorant but unbigoted Western especially American reader.

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China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

china in the 21st century wasserstrom jeffrey n

The author also notes that the lack of political freedom and freedom of the press in China leads to different Chinese views of America and different views on many other things, including Tibet. China too, for that matter. Wasserstrom is a Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. He also explains unique aspects of Chinese culture such as the one-child policy, and provides insight into how Chinese view Americans. I'm about 18 months late in reading it, so my experience is somewhat different now than it would have been then--experience and perspective under my belt. The format was question and answer, grouped by theme, which worked well.

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China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

china in the 21st century wasserstrom jeffrey n

The rest of the book gives a nuanced perspective of China not as a homogeneous society but one that is at root more respectful of the diversity of its population in spite of the overwhelming Han majority. He also explains unique aspects of Chinese culture such as the one-child policy, and provides insight into how Chinese view Americans. The need to understand this global giant has never been more pressing: China is constantly in the news, yet conflicting impressions abound. I also would recommend this book to those who wish to see a new perspective of history. Wasserstrom treats Confucian learning as tradition undergoing transformation and adapted to modern times.

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China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N Wasserstrom

china in the 21st century wasserstrom jeffrey n

Very open minded, no 'bashing' of any nation, just plain facts and understanding of issues. Posted on March 10, 2018. As is often the case respectable nonfiction, this is also quite long and often politically correct, making a minimum of information into equivocal, overly-simplistic verbal shrubbery and the occasional lukewarm joke. . That format worked well for me, because it kept me focused and kept the information in small, digestible chunks. In the fully revised and updated second edition of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, China expert Jeffrey Wasserstrom provides cogent answers to the most urgent questions regarding the superpower, and offers a framework for understanding its meteoric rise. But it is handy and would make a good read on the plane going over to China.

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