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China in the 21st Century By Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

China in the 21st Century
by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

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China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

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 at 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-a-vis the United States, Russia, India, and its East Asian neighbors.

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China in the 21st Century Reviews

This short book could be taken on someone's first trip to China... the book provides a useful introduction to most major figures and events in recent Chinese history. Barrett L. McCormick, The Journal of Asian Studies 70/1

About Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom is a Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Global Shanghai, China's Brave New World, and Twentieth Century China.

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China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
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