• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Time is running out, opt in before 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
Yes Please
Modern China (Paperback)
  • Modern China (Paperback)
zoom

Modern China (Paperback)

(author)
£32.99
Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 12/06/2008
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

The past hundred years in China have seen almost continuous transformation and upheaval. From Confucianist monarchy to warlordism, from fanatically doctrinaire socialist tyranny to almost doctrineless social-capitalism, China has experienced political, cultural and economic disintegration, reunion, and revolution on an unprecedented scale.

Beginning with the overthrow of the Emperor in 1911, Moise guides us through a century of ever-unfolding drama with characteristic clarity and balance. Examining the effects of the communist revolution, he argues that in the early days Mao Zedong established the most effective government China had ever known, and that even during the bizarre excesses and blood-letting of the Cultural Revolution, there were still issues that were dealt with in a rational and effective manner.

Moving on to the developments since the death of Mao in 1976, in a section fully revised and updated for this new edition, Moise gives a nuanced account of the two sides of China: its spectacularly successful programme of capitalist economic development, and its continuing dictatorship. He contends that dictatorship is now much less total than it was until the mid-70s; although dissenters are still persecuted, their very existence is evidence of a significant loosening of repression. However, there is a heavy price being paid for the Chinese economic miracle. The environmental effects of this boom already stretch well beyond the borders of China.

Modern Chinasends us a clear message: the rapid and fundamental change that has framed the last century has not slowed or stalled but acts as a pointer to the near certainty of significant further change. To understand China's future we must understand its past.

Edwin E. Moise is Professor of History at Clemson University, South Carolina and a specialist in the history of China and Vietnam. His previous works include Land Reform in China and North Vietnam(1983) and Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War (1996).

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780582772779
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 414 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 15 mm
Edition: 3rd New edition

You may also be interested in...

Japan
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
An Autobiography
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Bending Adversity
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Bookseller Of Kabul
Added to basket
The Forgotten Highlander
Added to basket
Genghis Khan
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Fishing Fleet
Added to basket
On China
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Return of a King
Added to basket
Dispatches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Nemesis
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Paperback
The Mongol Empire
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A History of the Middle East
Added to basket
1421
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Chickenhawk
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Art of War
Added to basket
£2.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.