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The Penguin History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present, Third Edition Paperback – 19 Feb 2019

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  • Paperback: 848 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; 3 ed edition (31 January 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141988452
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141988450
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 621 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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His book is a miracle of thoroughness, truthfulness and readability - the perfect primer for a time when China is about to enter all our lives (Sunday Telegraph)

Jonathan Fenby's ... illuminating book [is] the first major history that looks at the country with the eyes of the 21st century rather than the 20th (Rana Mitter FT)

[It] reads like a novel and is never less than thoughtful and compassionate for the fate of a much-abused people ... [Fenby has] a journalist's eye for telling detail (Herald)

Taut, anecdote-studded ... a great introduction for a general audience, with vivid scene setting and character sketches (Michel Sheridan Sunday Times)

For an accessible, authoritative, fair and comprehensive and well written account, this would be hard to better (BBC History)

A wonderful history of modern China and a cracking good read (Chris Patten)

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The crucial book for understanding modern China, now updated to include the rule of Xi Jinping.

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