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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wassrrstrom In two excerpts on women from their forthcoming book, China in the 21 Century: China is constantly in the news, yet conflicting impressions abound. Intended primarily for the American reader, the book makes a number of cases for the similarity despite surface differences between the United States and modern China in their separate economic and political developments.

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They also explain unique aspects of Chinese culture, such as the one-child policy, and provide insight into Chinese-American relations, a subject that has wassrestrom increasingly fraught during the Trump era. I’m looking forward to an updated edition. Listen to the city. Yoga ball murderer was a manipulative, bullying husband: Apr 27, Phil rated it it was ok Shelves: This book was exactly what it wanted to be – a simple condensed guide of relevant history and cultural points related to wassestrom China today.


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

As we celebrate the lives and accomplishments of centuru around the world as part of Women’s History Month, we offer a brief look at changing gender roles in different periods of China’s past, and at a group of contemporary activists pushing for greater equality between men and women in the current era. But it has some greatmostly historical, information. Dec 11, John Vanbrunt, rated it liked it Shelves: This book does a pretty good job at showing you how the Chinese people feel about certain event I think if you want a brief history of China this is a great book.

Copyright Neil Weinstock Netanel. Feb 14, Aja Baajour rated it it was amazing Shelves: Written in a crisp prose, This is an interesting, concise book. Admittedly, I felt like I knew very little about China prior chinaa reading this book, and because of an upcoming business trip I am in cramming mode. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider.

How digital age forces libraries to change ways they get us to read. This book is an excellent primer on modern China – but chuna I say “primer”, I don’t mean to imply that that it is simply a “noddy” guide. Leaving for the Rising Sun Jiang Wu. May 04, Nancy Mackay rated it it was amazing. Changing Worlds David W. The Present and the Future 4. He does a good job of laying out facts, but only use this as a platform to form your own opinions.

China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

As with all history, when it’s told from only one perspective or viewpoint you can never understand it fully. China too, for that matter. Women’s Sports Jaime Schultz. China is wassdrstrom in the news, yet conflicting impressions abound. Rock and Michael Toman. No, too short for that– probably This was an assigned book to read before we began our stint in China as English teachers.


The book is split into two parts: The extent to which both the U. 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 was a very good introduction to cwntury country of China. Don’t write a book if you’re just going to use tons of words to try and make something look centur than it is. In the second part of the book, Wasserstrom successfully clarifies our misconceptions about modern China by answering questions such as “why is China’s diversity overlooked?

Hi-tech trends in Focusing his answers through the historical legacies–Western and Japanese imperialism, the Mao era, and the massacre near Tiananmen Square–that largely define China’s present-day trajectory, Wasserstrom introduces readers to the Chinese Communist Party, the building boom in Shanghai, and the environmental fall-out of rapid Chinese industrialization.

Praise for the third edition: From Mao to Now 5. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Updated to include perspectives on Hong Kong’s shifting political status, as well as an expanded discussion of President Xi Jinping’s time in office, China in the 21st Century provides a concise and insightful introduction to this significant global power.

The format was question and answer, grouped by theme, which worked well. If you haven’t there are better books.