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Author Roberts, J. A. G., 1935-

Title A history of China / J.A.G. Roberts

Publ Info Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Edition Third edition
 RWU Main Library  DS735 .R5 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xxvii, 389 pages : maps ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Palgrave essential histories
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents 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
Note It has been said that the twenty-first century will be China's century. Such a remark highlights the importance of being informed about China's long and tumultuous history. In this book the author traces the main course of that history, from the earliest times, through the centuries of imperial government, to the present day. Chapters on China's imperial history identify the main political and economic changes, whilst introducing key social themes. Turning to the modern period, the author then traces the dramatic events of the Opium Wars, the 1911 Revolution and the Republican era. The book ends with a detailed discussion of China under Communist rule and a wide-ranging review of new developments, including China's economic achievements and its costs. Revised and expanded in the light of the latest research, and now featuring a chronology, this is an up-to-date overview of China's past
LC subject China -- History
ISBN 9780230249837
9780230249837 (hbk.)
9780230249844 (pbk.)
0230249841 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 40019825232