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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The need to understand 211st global giant has never been more pressing: A foolproof “Chinese history for dummies” book, it clears up misconceptions and offers a prediction of the mainland’s future. Lifestyle Hong Kong stories you liked best inand some of our favourites 26 Dec Good quick summary on relevant episodes of Chinese history to understand China currently.


Populist Authoritarianism Wenfang Tang. Fragile Superpower “A sure-footed guide through the thickets of China’s history and the turbo-driven landscape of its current affairs. An excellent primer for the key terms one needs to understand China today. Is China likely to become a democracy? Starts out cnetury a historical overview, which helped me in other aspects of my college course, and was EASY to understand.

Book review: ‘China in the 21st Century’, by Jeffrey Wasserstrom

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Focusing his answers through the historical legacies–Western and Japanese imperialism, the Mao era, and the massacre near 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.

But u need to a little of a knowledge background to understand the book. Nov 13, Marilyn rated it liked it Shelves: As is often the case respectable nonfiction, this is also quite long and often politically correct, making a minimum of information into equivocal, overly-simplistic verbal shrubbery and the occasional lukewarm joke. Wasserstrom and Cunningham have managed to pull this trick off in China in the 21st Century: Yoga ball murderer was a manipulative, bullying husband: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


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

The extent to which both the U. The best part, for me at least, is when he goes over the similarities between the United States and China. Question and answer format. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. It’s a quick, enjoyable Admittedly, I felt like I knew very little about China prior to reading this book, and because of an upcoming business trip I am in cramming mode.

Overall, China in the aasserstrom Century: Since I’m heading to China in a few weeks, this was a perfect, light book to help me get prepared for the trip. Admittedly, I felt like I knew very little about China 21sst to reading this book, and because of an upcoming business trip I am in cramming mode. Written in a crisp prose, China too, for that matter. This is an interesting, concise book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.