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The Gate of Heavenly Peace By Jonathan D. Spence

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Chronicles the history of the Chinese Revolution, focusing on the people and events of modern Chinese history, the writings of modern Chinese authors, the issues facing the People's Republic, and more.

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The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution by Jonathan D. Spence

"A milestone in Western studies of China." (John K. Fairbank)

In this masterful, highly original approach to modern Chinese history, Jonathan D. Spence shows us the Chinese revolution through the eyes of its most articulate participants--the writers, historians, philosophers, and insurrectionists who shaped and were shaped by the turbulent events of the twentieth century. By skillfully combining literary materials with more conventional sources of political and social history, Spence provides an unparalleled look at China and her people and offers valuable insight into the continuing conflict between the implacable power of the state and the strivings of China's artists, writers, and thinkers.

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"Absolutely first rate; it is adventurous in form, scrupulous in content, passionate in its revelation of complex human drama."
--Saturday Review

"[Jonathan Spence] has woven a magical symphony that tells us as no conventional history could of the agony of a nation in awesome labor."
--Harrison E. Salisbury, Chicago Tribune Book World

"With a novelist's flair for life and a historian's grounding in fact . . . there is no other work to match this in sweep, vivacity, and humanity."
--Library Journal

About Jonathan D. Spence


Jonathan Spence's eleven books on Chinese history include The Gate of Heavenly Peace, Treason by the Book, and The Death of Woman Wang. His awards include a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Fellowship. He teaches at Yale University.

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GOR002001413
The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution by Jonathan D. Spence
Jonathan D. Spence
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1982-10-28
560
0140062793
9780140062793
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