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Modern China: A Very Short Introduction
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Rana Mitter
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Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

Rana Mitter


Oxford University Press

Regional & national history;
Society & culture: general;
Politics & government;


168 pages

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China today is never out of the news: from international finance to human rights controversies, global coverage of its rising international presence, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. It seems to be a country of contradictions: a peasant society with some of the world's most futuristic cities, heir to an ancient civilization that is still trying to find a modern identity. This Very Short Introduction offers the reader an entry to understanding the world's most populous nation, giving an integrated picture of modern Chinese society, culture, economy, politics, and art. In this new edition, Rana Mitter addresses China's current global position, accounting for the country's growth in global significance over the past decade.

By:   Rana Mitter
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 174mm,  Width: 113mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   154g
ISBN:   9780198753704
ISBN 10:   0198753705
Series:   Very Short Introductions
Pages:   168
Publication Date:   March 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China and Director of the University China Centre at the University of Oxford. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Manchurian Myth: Nationalism, Resistance, and Collaboration in Modern China (University of California Press, 2000) and A Bitter Revolution: China's Struggle with the Modern World (OUP, 2004). His most recent book is China's War with Japan, 1937-1945 (Penguin, 2014), which won the 2014 Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature, and was a 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title. He is a presenter for BBC Radio 3's arts and ideas programme, Free Thinking.

Mitter shows the dragon with its fires lit. * Steve Craggs, Northern Echo *

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