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books.google.ca - It has been said that the twenty-first century will be China's century. Such a remark highlights the importance of being informed about China's long and tumultuous history. J. A. G. Roberts traces the main course of that history, from the earliest times, through the centuries of imperial government,...https://books.google.ca/books/about/A_History_of_China.html?id=rBpvOo_R854C&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareA History of China
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A History of China

John A.G. Roberts Palgrave Macmillan, Jul. 13, 2011 - History - 400 pages 1 Reviewhttps://books.google.com/books/about/A_History_of_China.html?id=rBpvOo_R854C It has been said that the twenty-first century will be China's century. Such a remark highlights the importance of being informed about China's long and tumultuous history.

J. A. G. Roberts traces the main course of that history, from the earliest times, through the centuries of imperial government, to the present day. Chapters on China's imperial history identify the main political and economic changes, whilst introducing key social themes. Turning to the modern period, Roberts then traces the dramatic events of the Opium Wars, the 1911 Revolution and the Republican era. The book ends with a detailed discussion of China under Communist rule and a wide-ranging review of new developments, including China's economic achievements and its costs.

Thoroughly revised and expanded in the light of the latest research, and now featuring a helpful chronology, this up-to-date, authoritative overview of China's past is ideal for students and general readers alike.
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Table of Contents
Index
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Contents

The Prehistory and Early History of China From the Period of Division to the Tang Dynasty The Song and Yuan Dynasties The Ming and the Early Qing China in the Late Qing Republican China 191149 Revolutionary China 194976 From the Era of Deng Xiaoping to the Present When in 2008 China hosted the Beijing Olympics Chinese leaders used Notes Chronology Index Copyright

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About the author (2011)

J.A.G. ROBERTS is a Visiting Research Fellow in History at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He has lectured extensively on the histories of China and Japan and has a special interest in Western perceptions of Chinese and Japanese society. Among his previous publications are Life in Early China and China Through Western Eyes.

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Title A History of China
Palgrave Essential Histories series Author John A.G. Roberts Edition 3, revised Publisher Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 ISBN 0230345360, 9780230345362 Length 400 pages Subjects History  › Asia  › China

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