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A New History, Second Enlarged Edition

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John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. It remains a masterwork without parallel. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman b

John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. It remains a masterwork without parallel. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date, covering reforms in the post-Mao period through the early years of the twenty-first century, including the leadership of Hu Jintao. She also provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.

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Ha scritto il 01/07/09
China: A New History (Enlarged Edition)
With the original edition on my bookshelf, I only read the new chapter and revised epilogue of this edition. The new author Merle Goldman seems to be more calm and neutral, with a slight optimistic overtone, in her account of the post-Mao reform era
Ha scritto il 14/12/07
China - A New History
An eloquent account of history from one of the most respected Chinese historians from the West, late John King Fairbank. It is always refreshing and eye-opening to read history of my country through a different pair of eyes.

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