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

To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. What Everyone Needs to Know, China expert Jeffrey Wasserstrom provides cogent answers to the most urgent questions regarding the newest superpower, and offers a framework for understanding its meteoric rise.

I focused on northern Asia in college but felt myself getting out of date. Nov 13, Marilyn rated it liked it Shelves: He has taught and written about subjects ranging from gender to revolution, human rights to urban change.

In this crystalline and up-to- date edition, i have given us the answers. Since I’m heading to China in a few weeks, this was a perfect, light book to help me get prepared for the trip.

China in the 21st Century – Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom – Oxford University Press

Apr 29, Su Xu rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want to Read saving…. The book is better at clearing up misunderstandings that Americans have about what’s happening in China now.


The information is nonetheless easier to access as all the questions are in the Table of Contents. Trivia About China in the 21st I especially liked how some of the contradictions were presented- like how the view of Confucius by the state has changed drastically over living lifetimes, or how Mao might be viewed internally by an every-day person vs a higher-up vs a foreigner.

I expected this to be almost a “China for Dummies” initially, but the answers and explanations he provides are on the whole quite good.

China in the 21st Century

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What Centuty Needs to Know, Jeffrey Wasserstrom provides cogent answers to th The need to understand this global giant has never been more pressing: Apr 16, Whitney rated it it was ok Recommends it for: But it has some greatmostly historical, information.

What Everyone Needs to Know. The author delivers on a big challenge: A few longer descriptive pieces would have covered the same information more succinctly.

Quick, clear, and a nice general overview. He doesn’t bog the reader down with heavy details, focusing on being informative rather than be overly detailed.

Quantum Physics Michael G. An excellent primer for the key terms one needs to understand China today. Is it China for Dummies? Promotions Register for a free copy of Home Essentials now. Fiercely protecting oil stocks: I keep this book within reach at all times.


China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

I really loved this book because it was easy to read and understand whilst touching upon many subjects. The need to understand this global giant has never been more pressing: Wasserstrom and Cunningham have managed to pull this trick off in China in the 21st Century: Choose your country or region Close.

An overview of recent history through a socioeconomic and politic perspective, but for a more varied range of subjects, try ” China A to Z: This was a very good introduction to the country centuy China. And given China’s ascendancy in the world, what we may hear in the news truth or speculationthis book goes a long way to put things in context.

The blog 21sst trends in what is going on in China and how China is being written about. But u need to a little of a knowledge background to understand the book. This book was exactly what it wanted to be – a simple condensed guide wsaserstrom relevant history and i points related to understanding China today.