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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Changing Worlds David W. Populist Authoritarianism Wenfang Tang. For anyone who wants to understand today’s China, this is a terrific place to start. Nov 19, Luke rated it liked it Shelves: This was a very good introduction to the country of China. I felt like I was reading the model answer to one of his course final exams He’s a History professor: Are mainland Chinese ruining Hong Kong or propping it up?
Is it China for Dummies? Lessons from Shanghai “Readers who know a fair bit about China already will be left better informed, looking at what they already knew in another light.
Book review: ‘China in the 21st Century’, by Jeffrey Wasserstrom | South China Morning Post
Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham provide cogent answers to urgent questions regarding the world’s newest superpower and offer a framework for understanding China’s meteoric rise from developing country to superpower. It’s covering a wide range of information in a relatively small space so most things don’t get too deep, but it’s cenury great starting place and the notes contain a bunch of suggestions for further reading based on what you’re interested in.
Dec 11, John Vanbrunt, rated it liked waswerstrom Shelves: This man obviously does NOT know what he is talking about!! This book surveys the historical issues contributing to China’s current policies but doesn’t go into any depth on any individual topic.
As a whole we’ve got so mu Quick, clear, and a nice general overview.
Very open minded, no ‘bashing’ of any nation, just plain facts I had to read this book for a reflection paper for a course on Pacific Asian History, and I was pleasantly surprised how informative and easy to understand this book was! This is a good book for those who are new to China affairs, but bad for those who are already familiar with contemporary China. The book offers glimpses of stalwarts in the CCP, such as Mao and Deng, the differences in leadership, etc.
Sep 24, Meihan Liu rated it really liked it. How digital age forces libraries to change ways they get us to wassestrom.
Book review: ‘China in the 21st Century’, by Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Schools of Thought 2. Apr 27, Mina Soare rated it it was ok Shelves: Anyone who wants to know about the coming superpower can profit from this book. No trivia or quizzes yet. Lists with This Book. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Wawserstrom. I read this book for my Chinese literature class and I really enjoyed it. This was an assigned book to read before we began our stint in China as English teachers.
China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Not a substitute for real academic writing on contemporary China. An overview of recent history through a socioeconomic and wasderstrom perspective, but for a more varied range of subjects, try ” Wassersyrom A to Z: And if you are the kind of person that is impressed by length, this clearly isn’t going to be the book for you – go read Martin Jacques’ thumping great muddle-headed tome about China instead.
Aug 28, Michelle rated it it was ok Shelves: If you’ve read much about China, you know most of this.
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China in the 21st Century
To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. 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 cejtury to the Chinese Communist Party, the building boom in Shanghai, and the environmental fall-out of rapid Chinese industrialization.
Feb thr, Aja Baajour rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 27, Suzette Kunz rated it liked it. I definitely feel more informed about Chinese history, misconceptions people in the US have about China and issues and problems facing China after reading this book.
Wasserstrom and Cunningham have managed to pull this trick off in China in the 21st Century: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. A consistent analytic framework in wasserdtrom book is one which renders the now decades long uninterrupted rule of the CCP in the PRC, and perhaps beyond in a “One Country, Three Systems” rule to include Taiwan, to be swinging a pendulum narrowly between control with a tight fist following an Orwellian Nineteen Eighty-Four and looser liberalisation following a Huxleyan Brave New World.