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Look no further for a comprehensive narrative of Chinese history from the fall of the Ming dynasty to the present. Beautifully written by a leading scholar in the field, the new edition of The Search for Modern China brings to life the characters and events of China?s turbulent modern history. The narrative is detailed balanced, integrating political and cultural history with social and economic developments. Spence has streamlined and thoroughly updated the text in light of new scholarship and the major new steps China has taken in the last ten years.

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"Monumental.... History that is always lively, always concrete, always comprehensible."New York Times

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"History at its best...all in the vivid, accessible style for which the author is well known."Washington Post Book World

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?The best one-volume history of modern China. It is clear, incisive, evocative, and most of all eminently readable.? Louis G. Perez Illinois State University

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?This is vintage Spence, carefully researched, beautifully written and designed for the widest possible reading audience.? Roger V. Des Forges State University of New York Buffalo

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?This is a remarkable achievement. It sets a new standard.? Suzanne Wilson Barnett University of Puget Sound

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?Extraordinary triumph of clarity and depth. Its passionate devotion to making detail serve analysis is a model of depth and texture.? Theodore F. Cook William Paterson College

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"A remarkable achievement...vivid...fluent, graceful.... A publishing event."--Boston Globe

Synopsis:

In this widely acclaimed history of modern China, Jonathan Spence achieves a fine blend of narrative richness and efficiency. The Search for Modern Chinaoffers a matchless introduction to China's history.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 749-788) and index.

About the Author

Jonathan D. Spence is Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, where he has taught for thirty years. He has been awarded MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. The Search for Modern China won the Lionel Gelber Award and the Kiriyama Book Prize.

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jfjmanipadam, June 30, 2007 (view all comments by jfjmanipadam)
Just as in the days of old, people searched and searched for the legendary Cathay, so Jonathan Spence, after years of exposure to and of soaking in Chinese culture, emerged with the fruit of his search. Even today, 2007, there are enlightened people in both East and West who are lacking in sensitivity to people and matters Chinese. Mateo Ricci in his time and now again Spence invite us to stop, study, ponder and only then speak/write. May their tribe increase !
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393307801
Author:
Spence, Jonathan D.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Spence, Jonathan D.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
International
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Current world affairs
Subject:
China History 20th century.
Subject:
China - History - Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
Subject:
World History - China
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series Volume:
26
Publication Date:
October 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
912
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.2 x 1.8 in 2.82 lb

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Product details 912 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393307801 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Monumental.... History that is always lively, always concrete, always comprehensible."
"Review" by , "History at its best...all in the vivid, accessible style for which the author is well known."
"Review" by , ?The best one-volume history of modern China. It is clear, incisive, evocative, and most of all eminently readable.? Louis G. Perez Illinois State University
"Review" by , ?This is vintage Spence, carefully researched, beautifully written and designed for the widest possible reading audience.? Roger V. Des Forges State University of New York Buffalo
"Review" by , ?This is a remarkable achievement. It sets a new standard.?
"Review" by , ?Extraordinary triumph of clarity and depth. Its passionate devotion to making detail serve analysis is a model of depth and texture.?
"Synopsis" by , "A remarkable achievement...vivid...fluent, graceful.... A publishing event."--Boston Globe
"Synopsis" by , In this widely acclaimed history of modern China, Jonathan Spence achieves a fine blend of narrative richness and efficiency. The Search for Modern Chinaoffers a matchless introduction to China's history.
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