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The need to understand this global giant has never been more pressing: China is constantly in the news, yet conflicting impressions abound. Within one generation, China has transformed from an impoverished, repressive state into an economic and political powerhouse. In China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, Jeffrey Wasserstrom provides cogent answers to the most urgent questions regarding the newest superpower and offers a framework for understanding its meteoric rise.

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. He also explains unique aspects of Chinese culture such as the one-child policy, and provides insight into how Chinese view Americans.

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. Finally, he provides guidance on the ways we can expect China to act in the future vis-

About the Author

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom is Chancellor's Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. His previous books include Global Shanghai, China's Brave New World, and Twentieth-Century China.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Author's Note

Map

Part I: Historical Legacies

1. Schools of Thought

2. Imperial China

3. Revolutions and REvolutionaries

Part II:

4. From Mao to Now

5. U.S.-China Misunderstandings

6. The Future

Notes

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195394122
Subtitle:
What Everyone Needs to Know
Author:
Wasserstrom, Jeffrey
Author:
Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N.
Author:
null, Jeffrey N.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
China - History - 21st century
Subject:
Regional Studies
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics | Comparative Politics | Asia
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
What Everyone Needs to Know
Publication Date:
20100416
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.10x5.40x.60 in. .50 lbs.

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