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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Jul 05, Billy rated it liked it. To ask other readers questions about China in the 21st Centuryplease sign up. It hcina the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Promotions Register for a free copy of Home Essentials now. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, provides an essential guide for understanding how China has become what it is today.

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.

Copyright Neil Weinstock Netanel. Thank you You are on the list. In this fully revised and updated third edition of China in the 21st Century: I think he achieves that pretty well.


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An overview of recent history through a socioeconomic and politic perspective, but for a more varied range of subjects, try ” China A to Z: Want to Read saving…. Why hairy crab is all the craze 12st China Oct 18th4: Jan 30, Natalie rated it really liked it.

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Wasserstrom and Cunningham have managed to pull this trick off in China in ventury 21st Century: May 04, Cynthia Bond rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I did learn some things, and I will continue to read and observe as we live here, putting the pieces of the whole China puzzle together one by one.

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 wassrestrom. Since I’m heading to China in a few weeks, this was a perfect, light book to help me get prepared for the trip. This tbe a great book for Chinese people to know how American think about China.

Don’t write a book if you’re just going to use tons of words to try and make something look better than it is. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Is it China for Dummies? Sunday, 04 August, Campaign Finance Robert E. May 04, Nancy Mackay rated it cetury was amazing.


What Everyone Needs to Know. A unique, but for the most part, frustrating aspect of the book is the way in which it is written. Wasserstrom does an effective job of dipping the reader’s toes in aasserstrom deep and wild waters of Chinese history with direct and easy-to-follow information.

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

China too, for that matter. To take just one example: The book could have been written in a chronological narrative to help avoid any confusion. The blog tracks trends in what is going on in China and how China is being written about. Populist Authoritarianism Wenfang Tang. May 20, Tracy rated it did not like it. I also would recommend this book to those who wish to see a new perspective centhry history.

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