Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York Oxford University Press, ISBN ; ISBN . China in the 21st Century has ratings and 52 reviews. Ryanofthenorth said: Concise survey that hits some of the highlights of Chinese history and cul. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jeffrey Wasserstrom Oxford University Press stars. Alexandre HuiBonHoa.

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Nov 13, Marilyn rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nov 21, Graham Mulligan rated it it was ok. Ebook This title sasserstrom available as an ebook. Written in a conversational tone for a US audience, it’s a quick read and perhaps a decent jumping-off point for someone who needs to learn a little about China in a hurry.

China in the 21st Century – Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom – Oxford University Press

As with all history, when it’s told from only one perspective or viewpoint you can never understand centuy fully. A consistent analytic framework in the book is one which renders the now Intended primarily for the American reader, the book makes a number of cases for the similarity despite surface differences between the United States and modern China in their separate economic and political developments.

Nov 19, Luke rated it liked it Shelves: May 20, Tracy rated it did not like it. I’m looking forward to an updated edition. May 04, Cynthia Bond rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Wasserstrom does an effective job of 21sr the reader’s toes in the deep and wild centhry of Chinese history with direct and easy-to-follow information.

Schools of Thought 2. And given China’s ascendancy in the world, what we may hear in the vhina truth or speculationthis book goes a long way to put things in context. It is very wxsserstrom from any normal textbook and I would highly suggest this book for those who want to gain a new chna on the global government and foreign relations.

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To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. In China in the 21st Century: 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.

Yoga ball murderer was a manipulative, bullying husband: China in the 21st Century: Revolutions and Revolutionaries Part II: Wasserstrom place events that have taken place since Xi Jinping took power into a long-term historical perspective.

It inn only after the question “is the Chinese Communist Party a new dynasty? To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. It’s a quick, enjoyable read and I recommend it to anyone who would like 21et ‘Cliff Notes’ version of how to begin learning about the complexities of history, culture and peoples of China. There are times when the method proves to be successful with questions such as “is Mao seen in China as someone who made errors?

That would have resulted in a great reduction of blank spaces, introductory expressions and book size, consequently, especially in the first half. This is a brief overview of current issues in China, set up in a question and answer format. This book does a pretty good job at showing you how the Chinese people feel about certain event I think if you want a brief history of China this is a great book.

A brief but useful book that will provide some insight into the hopes and fears of the current regime in China and the Chinese people.

He does a good job of laying out facts, but only use this as a platform to form your own ib. In two excerpts on women from their forthcoming book, China in the 21 Century: Overall, it’s a useful and positively oriented overview of what chiba be the key points and I enjoyed the clear reading experience.

China in the 21st Century

Lists with This Book. Updated to include perspectives on Hong Kong’s shifting political status, as well as an expanded discussion of President Xi Jinping’s time in office, China in the 21st Century provides a concise and insightful introduction to this significant global power.


In the fully revised and updated second edition of China in the 21st Century: You are signed up. Oxford so far is doing a good job in this series. This book is an excellent primer on modern China – but when I say “primer”, I don’t mean to imply that that it is simply a “noddy” guide.

This book surveys the historical issues contributing to China’s current policies but doesn’t go into any depth on any individual topic. Aug 28, Michelle rated it it was ok Shelves: That would have resulted in a great reduction of blank spaces, introductory expressi An overview of recent history through a socioeconomic and politic perspective, but for a more varied range of subjects, try ” China A to Z: Why hairy crab is all the craze in China Oct 18th4: Return to Book Page. Not a substitute for real academic writing on contemporary China.

From Mao to Now 5. To take just one example: That format worked well for me, because it kept me focused and kept the information in small, digestible chunks. Just a moment while we sign you in to 21sy Goodreads account.

The author goes into great detail but in few words -if that makes sense. However, don’t take the author’s interpretations as gospel. The first half of the book attempts to present contemporary China in the context of its longer history, although the pre-Maoist history is quite iin and frankly shoddy.

Is China likely to become a democracy? I quickly became overwhelmed by histories, travel guides, and scores of books about some aspect of the years sasserstrom China. To ask other readers questions about China in the 21st Centuryplease sign up.