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Modern China: All That Matters Kindle Edition
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Where is China going?
In Modern China: All That Matters, Jonathan Clements presents China as the Chinese themselves see it. He explains the key issues of national reconstruction; the Cold War, the Cultural Revolution, and the dizzying spectacle of China's economic reform. Clements offers a Chinese perspective on such events as the Handover of Hong Kong, and chronicles the historical events that continue to resonate today in Chinese politics, economics, culture and quality of life. A final chapter examines China's role in the global marketplace, its indirect effect on foreign economies from Australia to America to Africa, and its growing military might, with an assessment of the damage done to its environment and population. In his most provocative assertion, Clements suggests that China's contemporary problems are not the trials of a developing nation, but a possible vision of our own future. This accessible and readable book will appeal both to students and general readers, giving a fascinating introduction to modern China - and what matters most about it.
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Frederik L. Schodt
A very useful little book
3 February 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
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I've always been fascinated by China. I've been there twice, and I'm studying Chinese on my own. Pre-1912 Chinese history is so vast and sprawling that it's dizzying. Modern China, however, is also very confusing. This book has been extremely helpful to me because it helps sort out some of the contradictions and misunderstandings that tend to interfere in understanding modern China, and it concentrates on what's important. It won't tell you everything, but as the subtitle says it will tell you what matters, especially about the political system and its history. It's short, succinct, well-written, fits easily in your pocket, and it can be read during a plane ride that lasts a few hours. It's a wonderful little book for someone from America or Europe traveling to China for the first time.
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