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The Search for Modern China: A Documentary Collectionby Jonathan Spence
Synopses & Reviews
Beautifully written by a leading scholar in the field, the new edition of The Search for Modern Chinabrings 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. The Search for Modern China, Second Edition, features a visually striking art program that includes more than 150 illustrations'"many by world-famous photographers'"50 maps, and many helpful tables.
This collection of primary source documents--many translated into English for the first time and available only in this book--gather proclamations, treaties, laws, and other public acts with pieces reflecting everyday life, family, social networks, and culture.
Informative headnotes accompany the selections, helping readers with unfamiliar names, places, and events. With a chapter organization mirroring that of , this collection is the perfect supplement, providing a first-hand look at the modern Chinese society.
A documentary collection.
About the Author
Pei-Kai Cheng is professor of history at City University of Hong Kong.Michael Lestz is professor of history and chairperson of the history department at Trinity College.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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