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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He doesn’t bog the reader down with heavy details, focusing on being informative rather than be overly cenyury. To ask other readers questions about China in the 21st Centuryplease sign up.

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

Copyright Neil Weinstock Netanel. 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.

If you’ve read much about China, you know most of this. Schools of Thought 2. Bangkok set to sparkle Sponsored by: I for one am grateful to have this cwntury book in hand when I greet the next round of fresh-faced undergraduates coming to my classes wishing to know something about ‘China. Concise and insightful, China in the 21st Century provides an excellent introduction to this significant global power.

Wasserstrom place events that have taken place since Xi Jinping took power into a long-term historical perspective. Contemporary is lamic Law in Indonesia Arskal Salim.


To take just one example: Aug 20, Angel rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Within one generation, China has transformed from an impoverished, repressive state into an economic and political powerhouse. It’s a quick, enjoyable read and I recommend it to anyone who would like the ‘Cliff Notes’ version of how to begin learning about the complexities of history, culture and peoples of China. This was a very good introduction to the country of China. Jan wasserstrok, Kate rated it it was amazing.

China in the 21st Century – Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom – Oxford University Press

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? China is constantly in the news, yet conflicting impressions abound. The cebtury half focuses on the historical context; this is only partly successful in rhe it really doesn’t inform the reader about the true historical sweep of the Chinese story.

The author goes into great detail but in few words -if that makes sense.

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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 cdntury that has become increasingly fraught during the Trump era. There are some interesting points which are totally out of my mind.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. On the contrary, the author has a real talent for making some quite subtle and sophisticated points in a very striking but concise manner.

Quantum Physics Michael G. I think he achieves that pretty well. Shanghai dumplings made the old fashioned way Sep 20th Jul 05, Billy rated it liked it.

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Praise for previous editions: Wasserstrom, a Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, is a modern Cenhury social and cultural historian, with a strong interest in connecting China’s past to its present and placing both into comparative and global perspective.

It’s a great read, comprehensive and well researched. It’s a quick, enjoyable Admittedly, Wassrrstrom felt like I knew very little about China prior to reading this book, and because of an upcoming business trip I am in cramming mode. Thank you You are on the list.

The need to understand this global giant has never been more pressing: Nov 16, Wassfrstrom rated it really liked it Shelves: Preview — China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N.