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Author by : Jonathan Fenby Languange Used : en Release Date : 2008-05-29 Publisher by : Penguin UK ISBN : 9780141917610 File Size : 49,6 Mb Total Download : 244
'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican and Maoist. The great merit of Jonathan Fenby's vivid account of the years since 1850 is to underline how heavily that history still weighs on the present' Rosemary Righter, The Times
Author by : Jonathan Fenby Languange Used : en Release Date : 2008-05-29 Publisher by : Penguin UK ISBN : 9780141020099 File Size : 49,7 Mb Total Download : 256
In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth.The Penguin History of Modern China shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as victim to brutality on an unmatched scale, to oppression, to war and to famine. This makes its current position as the newest and, arguably, most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. Jonathan Fenby's clear and comprehensive account of China's recent past is the definitive guide to this remarkable transformation.
Author by : Christopher Goscha Languange Used : en Release Date : 2016-06-30 Publisher by : Penguin UK ISBN : 9780141946658 File Size : 55,6 Mb Total Download : 323
The Vietnamese are in the unusual situation of being both colonizers themselves and the victims of colonization by others. Their country expanded, shrunk, split and sometimes disappeared, often under circumstances way beyond their control. Despite these often overwhelming pressures Vietnam has survived and is universally recognized as forming one of Asia's most striking and complex cultures. As more and more visitors come to this extraordinary country, there has been for some years a need for a major history - a book which allows the outsider to understand the many complex layers left by earli