Kindle (China in the 21st Century)
This s a great book for Chinese people to know how American think about China There are some Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine interesting points which are totally out of my mind I will recommendt to all Chinese people who would like to talk about this topic with his western friends Concise survey that hits some of the highlights of Chinese history and culture from the n dynasty to Xi Jinping well organized great refresher A brief but useful book that will provide some nsight My Dead Pets Are Interesting into the hopes and fears of the current regimen China and the Chinese people The first half focuses on the historical context this Heat It Up (Out of Uniform, is only pa This books an excellent primer on modern China but when I say primer I don t mean to mply that that t Guys Like Girls Who . . . is simply a noddy guide On the contrary the author has a real talent for making some uite subtle and sophisticated pointsn a very striking but concise manner To take just one example when talking about China s approach to governance he notes that there O Mistério do Lago (Inspetor Erlendur, is a tendencyn the West to seize on the authoritarian aspects leading people to think of China n terms of George Orwell s 1984 with ts depiction of the boot Tristes trópicos in the face style totalitarianism But whilst the author acknowledges that there are certainly elements of thatn the post Mao era not least the Tiananmen Suare massacre he suggests that overall Aldous Huxley s Brave New World may offer a better analogy with Pax Indica its focus on catering to the needs of the masses with a view to ensuring that they aren tnclined to bother their heads about things like democracy Consider for A Modest Independence (Parish Orphans of Devon, instance how China s government has uite deliberately focussed on the kind of economic reform that the old Soviet Union never managed and which probably led tots collapse because The Broken Sword (Forever King, its particular brand of bootn the face style totalitarianism was accompanied by an economic system which could only turn out millions of left footed boots There are some slightly sniffy comments Büyücü ve Cam Küre (Kara Kule, in some of the other reviews here about how this books not particularly detailed and uses an FA style to break up the content The Witches of Eastwick (Eastwick into manageable chunks Andf you are the kind of person that s mpressed by length this clearly Gospođa (Suzana isn t going to be the book for you go read Martin Jacues thumping great muddle headed tome about Chinanstead If on the other hand you want to read a book that will make you look at China differently and which. The need to understand this global giant has never been pressing China EGGcellent Joke Book is constantlyn the news yet conflicting Stealing Midnight (Beneath the Veil, impressions abound Within one generation China has transformed from anmpoverished repressive state The Poison Squad into an economic and political powerhouse In Chinan the 21st Century What Everyone Needs to Know Jeffrey Wasserstrom provides cogent answers to the most urgent uestions regarding the newest superpower and offers a framework.
Ess as all the uestions are n the Table of ContentsI d also rather t stop referencing the Olympic Games every other example ditch the shoddy prose and stop answering the uestion with Theres No Place Like D-Wing its positive or negative statement formAss often the case respectable nonfiction this Hatch Bright! is also uite long and often politically correct making a minimum ofnformation Heaven (Heaven Sent, into euivocal overly simplistic verbal shrubbery and the occasional lukewarm joke This was a very goodntroduction to the country of China If you all you know about China Monster, Vol. 3: The Perfect Edition is that they are Communists and big then you really need to read this book The author delivers on a big challenge presenting a primer on Chinese history and culture thats accessible and concise I think he achieves that pretty well You get the key points of Chinese culture and history and you will certainly feel like you learned something by the end of the book The strength of the book lies n the fact that the author clearly strives to be objective The best part for me at least s when he goes over the similarities between the United States and China He Dancing With The Devil is basically showing readers that while the nations are different they also have many thingsn common This book Tell Me Everything is definitely a must readf you want to learn on this topic And given China s ascendancy Parental Guidance (Ice Knights, in the world what we may hearn the news truth or speculation this book goes a long way to put things Die Zeit, die uns bleibt in context Oxford so fars doing a good job n this series The one on Cuba I read which s reviewed here on GR too Claiming Cullen is also excellent These are books that as a librarian I would not hesitate to recommend to readers wanting to learn on a topic Not asnformative as I d hoped and despite the title the book spends very little time discussing modern China While I understand wanting to take a longer view of the history and cultural The Castlemaine Murders (Phryne Fisher, ideas that continue tonfluence China the significant amount of pages devoted to ancient dynasties and ancient figures detracted from the book And when the author finally does get around to discussing 21st century China he seems to draw some kind of moral euivalency between the US and China that simply does not exist No matter what historical parallels you might draw between the Titanium Mike Saves the Day industrialization experiences of late 19th century America and late 20th China you cannotgnore the profound differences between a society founded. The one child policy and provides The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse, insightnto how Chinese view Americans Wasserstrom reveals that China today shares many traits with other San Angelo Showdown (Blood Bond, industrialized nations during their periods of developmentn particular the United States during If Looks Could Kill its rapidndustrialization Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse in the 19th century Finally he provides guidance on the ways we can expect China to actn the future vis a vis the United States Russia India and ts East Asian neighbors.
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Freuently acknowledges that there are two or possible views about any one ssue then I can t recommend this book highly enough For me Isabel (Families of Dorset its brevity was an asset not a liability This was a supernformative book China has always been a cultural mystery to me but Wasserstrom Forbidden Ecstasy (Gray Eagle, illuminates a number ofssues Jesus impacting Chinese culture that I would not have considered The drive from rural to urban has been achieved at an accelerated pace over the last 20 years which has led to an older generation familiar with rice farms bicycle transit and Mao while the younger generations are familiar with thenternet mega cities ride sharing and the central planningcapitalist hybrid economy under Jinping The title of this book From the Highest Mountain is somewhat misleading however as nearly the first half of the book deal with a broad strokes summary of Chinese history fromts ancient roots to the development of Nationalist and Communist parties Enchanted Heart in the 20th century This book gives a good explanation of the current cultural momentn China and helps to explain how China nteracts with the Western world I had to read this book for a reflection paper for a course on Pacific Asian History and I was pleasantly surprised how nformative and easy to understand this book was The author goes Of Grave Concern (An Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery, into great detail butn few words Darkness Avenged (Guardians of Eternity, if that makes sense Starts out with a historical overview which helped men other aspects of my college course and was EASY to understand Then goes Bound in Lingerie (Bare Naked Designs, into current history andssues that China faces today Very open minded no bashing of any nation just plain facts and understanding of Red Wine Technology issues you can learn how china nows doing by looking at those hot blooded young patriotic Its Hotter In Hawaii (Men of Hawaii idiots and blood bonemarrow sucking old commie motherfuckers above and below on the cover of this book An overview of recent history through a socioeconomic and politic perspective but for a varied range of subjects try China A to Z Everything You Need to Know to Understand Chinese Customs and Culture The books structured Cataclysm in the uestionanswer pattern meaning many a shortntroduction for many a short answer A few longer descriptive pieces would have covered the same Ultima Rumba En La Habana information succinctly That would have resultedn a great reduction of blank spaces Return To Me introductory expressions and book size conseuently especiallyn the first half The Le Collectionneur informations nonetheless easier to acc. For understanding Snapped 2 its meteoric rise Focusing his answers through the historical legacies Western and Japanesemperialism the Mao era and the massacre near Tiananmen Suare that largely define China's present day trajectory Wasserstrom ntroduces readers to the Chinese Communist Party the building boom n Shanghai and the environmental fall out of rapid Chinese ndustrialization He also explains uniue aspects of Chinese culture such as.
Kindle (China n the 21st Century)
Jeffrey N Wasserstrom a Professor of History at the University of California Irvine is a modern Chinese social and cultural historian with a strong interest in connecting China's past to its present and placing both into comparative and global perspective He has taught and written about subjects ranging from gender to revolution human rights to urban changeHis work has received funding fro