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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

A History of China

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9780230249837
Publication Date August 2011
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Essential Histories series

This absorbing history of China, from early times to the present, covers the country's complex political, economic structures and culture in a concise yet nuanced manner. The third edition has been revised and expanded in light of recent research, bringing the story right up to date and including a new chronology.

J. A. G. ROBERTS is Visiting Research Fellow in History at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He has taught and written extensively on the histories of China and Japan and has a special interest in Western perceptions of Chinese and Japanese society.

List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Maps
The Prehistory and Early History of China
From the Period of Division to the Tang Dynasty
The Song and Yuan Dynasties
The Early Modern Period: The Ming and the Early Qing
China in the Late Qing
Republican China, 1911-49
Revolutionary China, 1949-76
From the Era of Deng Xiaoping to the Present Day
Notes
Chronology
Further Reading
Index

Reviews

Praise for the second edition: 'An excellent book. Roberts' account of China over the last few years is fair, balanced, perceptive and comprehensive.' - Colin Mackerras, Griffith University, Australia
Praise for the third edition: 'A worthy successor to Roberts' earlier editions. This third edition brings the account up to the immediate present and continues to have the strength of integrating the insights of very recent scholarship on all periods of Chinese history.' - Anthony DeBlasi, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies, University at Albany, USA
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