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A History of ChinaJohn 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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agriculture became began Beijing Berkeley Buddhist California Press Cambridge University Press campaign capital central century Chang’an China Cambridge China Stanford Chinese history civil Communist Confucian Confucius court Cultural Revolution death defeated Deng Xiaoping early economic emperor empire Empress established forces foreign Frederic Wakeman gentry Guangzhou Guomindang Han Chinese Harvard University Press Imperial China industrial Japan Japanese Jiang Jieshi Jurchen Khubilai labour land later leaders Li Hongzhang London Luoyang Manchu Manchuria Mao Zedong Mao’s military million Ming dynasty Mongol movement Nanjing Nationalist north China Northern officials opium Party peasants People’s Republic period political population provinces Qidan rebellion reform region reign revolutionary ruler Shaanxi Shang Shanghai sinicization social Southern Song Stanford University Stanford University Press Taiping Tang trade treaty Uighur University of California Wang warlord Western women Xiongnu Yangzi Yuan Yuan Shikai Zhang Zhou
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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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History / Asia / General
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