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The Shortest History of China Kindle Edition
Chinese history is sprawling and gloriously messy. It is full of heroes who are also villains, prosperous ages and violent rebellions, cultural vibrancy and censorious impulses, rebels, loyalists, dissidents and wits. The story of women in China, from the earliest warriors to twentieth-century suffragettes, is rarely told. And historical spectres of corruption and disunity, which have brought down many a mighty ruling house, continue to haunt the People’s Republic today.
Modern China is seen variously as an economic powerhouse, an icon of urbanisation, a propaganda state or an aggressive superpower seeking world domination. Linda Jaivin distils a vast history into a short, readable account that tells you what you need to know, from China’s philosophical origins to its political system, to the COVID-19 pandemic and where the PRC is likely to lead the world.
‘China demands a great storyteller. Here, it has one.’ —Stan Grant
‘An electrifying and erudite ride … a real page-turner.’ —Alice Pung
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- ASIN : B08MZMRLX3
- Publisher : Black Inc. (4 May 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 5455 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 246 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 48,879 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Obviously there has been a MAJOR problem with the printers Quality Control and Quality Assurance Processes.
Very disappointed to say the least.
I await your response regarding the rectification of the printing errors and the return and replacement of this book. Regards, David Greatrix.
By kmwong on 5 July 2021