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The Penguin History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present, Second Edition...
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Jonathan Fenby
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The Penguin History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present, Second Edition

Jonathan Fenby


9780141975153

Penguin Books Ltd


History;
Asian history;
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900;
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000;
21st century history: from c 2000 -


Paperback

816 pages

$35.00
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In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. The Penguin History of Modern China shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as victim of oppression, war and famine. This makes its current position as arguably the most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. Jonathan Fenby's comprehensive account is the definitive guide to this remarkable transformation.

By:   Jonathan Fenby
Imprint:   Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   589g
ISBN:   9780141975153
ISBN 10:   0141975156
Pages:   816
Publication Date:   July 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jonathan Fenby, CBE, has been the editor of the Observer and the South China Morning Post. His books include Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the China He Lost and Dealing with the Dragon: A Year in the New Hong Kong. He is currently Editor-in-Chief and China Editor of the analytical service, Trusted Sources.


His book is a miracle of thoroughness, truthfulness and readability - the perfect primer for a time when China is about to enter all our lives * Sunday Telegraph * Jonathan Fenby's ... illuminating book [is] the first major history that looks at the country with the eyes of the 21st century rather than the 20th -- Rana Mitter * FT * [It] reads like a novel and is never less than thoughtful and compassionate for the fate of a much-abused people ... [Fenby has] a journalist's eye for telling detail * Herald * Taut, anecdote-studded ... a great introduction for a general audience, with vivid scene setting and character sketches -- Michel Sheridan * Sunday Times * For an accessible, authoritative, fair and comprehensive and well written account, this would be hard to better * BBC History * A wonderful history of modern China and a cracking good read -- Chris Patten

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