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To Change China By Mr Jonathan D Spence

To Change China
by Mr Jonathan D Spence

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As a new era of relations between China and the United States begins, the tales in this volume illuminate the folly of foreign missionaries, soldiers, doctors, and others who foolishly believed they could transform the religious and cultural traditions of this vast, enigmatic country.
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To Change China: Western Advisers in China, 1620-1960 by Mr Jonathan D Spence

From "the best known and most talented historian of China writing in English today" (Los Angeles Times), an examination of a diverse collection of Western foreigners who attempted "to change China"

"To change China" was the goal of foreign missionaries, soldiers, doctors, teachers, engineers, and revolutionaries for more than three hundred years. But the Chinese, while eagerly accepting Western technical advice, clung steadfastly to their own religious and cultural traditions. As a new era of relations between China and the United States begins, the tales in this volume will serve as cautionary histories for businessmen, diplomats, students, or any other foreigners who foolishly believe that they can transform this vast, enigmatic country.

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Praise for To Change China

"Serious historical entertainment at its best."
--The New York Times Book Review

"A fascinating book . . . Mr. Spence has given these careers fascinating first-person detail. He is a skilled craftsman."
--The New York Review of Books

About Mr 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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GOR007192761
To Change China: Western Advisers in China, 1620-1960 by Mr Jonathan D Spence
Mr Jonathan D Spence
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1980-03-27
352
0140055282
9780140055283
N/A
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