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  1. Modern Chinese History
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  2. Modern Chinese History

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Covering the period from the rise of the Qing Dynasty (1644) to the present post-Olympic era, Modern Chinese History provides the crucial information necessary for understanding the contemporary rise of this world power. It examines the trajectory of Chinese history as its peasants, soldiers, intellectuals, and political leaders engaged with the larger world and it analyzes cross-cultural contacts with the global community, rejecting the orthodox interpretation of Chinese history as a series of conflicts or impacts followed by begrudging responses to the superior West. This concise book can easily supplement any history, international studies, cultural studies, or Asian studies course. It can also provide valuable background information necessary to understand contemporary Chinese politics, society, and economics. General readers wanting quickly to understand the collapse of imperial China and the rise of Communism will welcome this eminently readable text.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
David Kenley
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780924304705
ISBN
0924304707
Label
Association for Asian Studies
Manufacturer
Association for Asian Studies
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
110
PublicationDate
2013
Publisher
Association for Asian Studies
Studio
Association for Asian Studies
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Because of the broad scope of the topics, David Kenley’s information is sometimes unsatisfyingly short. It tries to be condensed and full of information, but ultimately, it feels like too many critical components were cut out of the larger picture. The fine details and the interesting parts of the topics were not in balance with the sheer amount of topics tackled.

Not to discredit the Qing dynasty, but surely Modern Chinese History contained too much background and setting to actual modern Chinese history. More than half of the booklet is just Kenley writing about the way of the Qing emperor and his subjects. It is far from necessary to write condense three hundred years’ worth of imperial Chinese history as the backdrop for modern history.

Finally, David Kenley is uninteresting as a writer. This booklet felt like a summarised encyclopedia article. Kenley made hardly any effort to entice the reader to start reading, let alone continue it. The... Read more
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