China: A History Volume 2: From the Great Qing Empire through The People’s Republic of China, 1644 – 2009

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Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - Available in one or two volumes, social, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, extensive notes, a chronological table, a full complement of maps, recommendations for further reading and an index.

Volume 1: from neolithic cultures through the Great Qing Empire 10, 000 BCE—1799. Volume 2: from the great qing empire through the People's Republic of China 1644—2009.

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China: A History Volume 1: From Neolithic Cultures through the Great Qing Empire, 10,000 BCE - 1799 CE

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Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - Available in one or two volumes, yet rigorous, this accessible, social, introduction to the political, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, extensive notes, a chronological table, a full complement of maps, recommendations for further reading and an index.

Volume 1: from neolithic cultures through the Great Qing Empire 10, 000 BCE—1799. Volume 2: from the great qing empire through the People's Republic of China 1644—2009.

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Modern Japan: A Social and Political History Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

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Routledge #ad - Ranging from the tokugawa period to the present day, charting the country’s evolution into a modernized, Tipton links everyday lives with major historical developments, economic and political world power. Drawing on the latest research, the book features new material on the global financial crisis, the Fukushima nuclear disaster and continuing political instability.

While retaining analysis of women's issues, minorities and popular culture, this third edition's expanded coverage of Japan's role in the Second World War, life in the empire and the history of science, medicine and technology contributes to a sense of the complexity and diversity of modern Japan. Including an updated chronology, scholars and teachers of Japanese history, as well as new maps and illustrations to help students to engage directly with the subject matter, glossary and guide to further reading, this highly accessible and comprehensive textbook is an essential resource for students, politics, culture and society.

Modern Japan: A Social and Political History Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies #ad - This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Modern Japan provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan.

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A Concise History of Modern Korea: From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - By contrast, north korea became one of the world's most totalitarian and isolated societies, a nuclear power with an impoverished and famine-stricken population. Seth describes how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society first fell victim to Japanese imperialist expansionism, and then was arbitrarily divided in half after World War II.

. South korea, with a globally competitive economy, after an unpromising start, a democratic political system, became one of the few postcolonial developing states to enter the ranks of the first world, and a cosmopolitan and dynamic culture. All readers looking for a balanced, knowledgeable history will be richly rewarded with this clear and concise book.

A Concise History of Modern Korea: From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present #ad - Considering the radically different and historically unprecedented trajectories of the two Koreas, Seth assesses the insights they offer for understanding not only modern Korea but the broader perspective of world history. Now in a fully revised and updated edition including new primary sources and illustrations, economic, this comprehensive and balanced history of modern Korea explores the social, and political issues it has faced since being catapulted into the wider world at the end of the nineteenth century.

Seth traces the postwar paths of the two Koreas—with different political and social systems and different geopolitical orientations—as they evolved into sharply contrasting societies. Placing this formerly insular society in a global context, Michael J.

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Mao's Last Revolution

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Belknap Press #ad - Before 1966, china was a typical communist state, with a command economy and a powerful party able to keep the population under control. In often horrifying detail, they document the Hobbesian state that ensued. In a masterly book, roderick macfarquhar and Michael Schoenhals explain why Mao launched the Cultural Revolution, and show his Machiavellian role in masterminding it which Chinese publications conceal.

The cultural revolution was a watershed event in the history of the People’s Republic of China, the defining decade of half a century of communist rule. But during the cultural revolution, in a move unprecedented in any communist country, Mao unleashed the Red Guards against the party. Tens of thousands of officials were humiliated, tortured, and even killed.

Mao's Last Revolution #ad - The movement veered out of control and terror paralyzed the country. In its invaluable critical analysis of chairman Mao and its brilliant portrait of a culture in turmoil, Mao’s Last Revolution offers the most authoritative and compelling account to date of this seminal event in the history of China.

. Order had to be restored by the military, whose methods were often equally brutal. Power struggles raged among lin biao, deng xiaoping, Zhou Enlai, and Jiang Qing―Mao’s wife and leader of the Gang of Four―while Mao often played one against the other. After mao’s death, in reaction to the killing and the chaos, Deng Xiaoping led China into a reform era in which capitalism flourishes and the party has lost its former authority.

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The Emergence of Modern Southeast Asia: A New History

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University of Hawaii Press #ad - The modern states of indonesia, and east timor were once a tapestry of kingdoms, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, colonies, the Philippines, Myanmar, and smaller polities linked by sporadic trade and occasional war. It acknowledges that modernization has produced substantial gains in such areas as life expectancy and education but has also spread dislocation and misery.

Organizationally, and cultural change, the book shifts between thematic chapters that describe social, economic, and "country" chapters emphasizing developments within specific areas. Enhanced by scores of illustrations, The Emergence of Modern Southeast Asia will establish a new standard for the history of this dynamic and radically transformed region of the world.

The Emergence of Modern Southeast Asia: A New History #ad - Contributors: David Chandler, Norman G. Owen, William R. Taylor, alexander Woodside, David K. Wyatt. Roff, jean gelman taylor, David Joel Steinberg, Robert H. Although it does not neglect nation-building the central theme of its popular and long-lived predecessor, In Search of Southeast Asia, the present work focuses on economic and social history, gender, and ecology.

By the end of the nineteenth century, however, the United States and several European powers had come to control almost the entire region—only to depart dramatically in the decades following World War II. The emergence of modern Southeast Asia offers a new and up-to-date perspective on this complex region.

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Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China

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Arcade #ad - Xiaoxiao is a hipster from the freezing north. Children of the one-child policy, born after Mao, with no memory of the Tiananmen Square massacre, they are the first net native generation to come of age in a market-driven, more international China. Snail is a country boy and Internet gaming addict, and Mia is a fashionista rebel from far west Xinjiang.

Following them as they grow up, find work and love, go to college, all the while navigating the pressure of their parents and society, Wish Lanterns paints a vivid portrait of Chinese youth culture and of a millennial generation whose struggles and dreams reflect the larger issues confronting China today.

Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China #ad - Dahai is a military child, netizen, and self-styled loser. Fred, ” born on the tropical southern island of Hainan, is the daughter of a Party official, while Lucifer is a would-be international rock star. Their experiences and aspirations were formed in a radically different country from the one that shaped their elders, and their lives will decide the future of their nation and its place in the world.

Wish lanterns offers a deep dive into the life stories of six young Chinese. One of the best books i’ve read about the individuals who make up a country that is all too often regarded as a monolith. Jonathan fenby, financial timesif china will rule the world one day, who will rule China? There are more than 320 million Chinese between the ages of sixteen and thirty.

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Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945

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Mariner Books #ad - More than any other twentieth-century event, world war II was crucial in shaping China’s worldview, making Forgotten Ally both a definitive work of history and an indispensable guide to today’s China and its relationship with the West. Based on groundbreaking research, mao zedong, famines, including chiang kai-shek, this gripping narrative focuses on a handful of unforgettable characters, and Chiang’s American chief of staff, “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell—and also recounts the sacrifice and resilience of everyday Chinese people through the horrors of bombings, and the infamous Rape of Nanking.

In 1937, two years before hitler invaded Poland, Chinese troops clashed with Japanese occupiers in the first battle of World War II. A history of the chinese experience in wwii, named a book of the Year by both the Economist and the Financial Times: “Superb” The New York Times Book Review.  . Joining with the united states, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain, China became the fourth great ally in a devastating struggle for its very survival.

Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945 #ad - In this book, slaughter, prize-winning historian Rana Mitter unfurls China’s drama of invasion, resistance, and political intrigue as never before.

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The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China: The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun Penguin Classics

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Penguin #ad - Lu xun's stories both indict outdated Chinese traditions and embrace China's cultural richness and individuality. This volume presents brand-new translations by julia lovell of all of lu xun's stories, 'Diary of a Madman', including 'The Real Story of Ah-Q', 'A Comedy of Ducks', 'The Divorce' and 'A Public Example', among others.

. Lu xun lu hsun is arguably the greatest writer of modern China, and is considered by many to be the founder of modern Chinese literature. With an afterword by Yiyun Li.

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China: A History

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Basic Books #ad - Taking into account the country's unrivaled, voluminous tradition of history writing, John Keay has composed a vital and illuminating overview of the nation's complex and vivid past. An authoritative account of five thousand years of Chinese historyMany nations define themselves in terms of territory or people; China defines itself in terms of history.

Crisp, judicious, and engaging, China is the classic single-volume history for anyone seeking to understand the present and future of this immensely powerful nation. Keay's authoritative history examines 5, 000 years in China, from the time of the Three Dynasties through Chairman Mao and the current economic transformation of the country.

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Grad School Essentials: A Crash Course in Scholarly Skills

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University of California Press #ad - Professor Zachary Shore aims to change this. Through these concrete, practical methods, Grad School Essentials will save you time, elevate the quality of your work, and help you to earn the degree you seek. With humorous, act, speak, write, professor Shore teaches you to master the five most crucial skills you need to succeed: how to read, lively prose, and research at a higher level.

What’s the hardest part of grad school? It’s not simply that the workload is heavy and the demands are high. It’s that too many students lack efficient methods to let them do their best. Each chapter in this no-nonsense guide outlines a unique approach to acquiring a skill and then demonstrates how to enhance it.

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