Many nations define themselves in terms of territory or people; China defines itself in terms of history. With the worlds longest tradition of history-writing, its extraordinary past ought to be common knowledge. China, by the eminent historian John Keay, should make it so. Informed by the latest research and enlivened by wit and anecdote, Keays narrative spans 5,000 years, from the Three Dynasties (2000220 BC) to Deng Xiaopings opening of China and the past three decades of economic growth. Broadly chronological, the book presents a history of all the Chinasincluding regions (Yunnan, Tibet, Xinjiang, Mongolia, Manchuria) that account for two-thirds of the Peoples Republic of China land mass but which barely feature in its conventional history. Crisp, judicious, and engaging, China is destined to become the classic single-volume history for anyone seeking to understand the past, present, and future of this immensely powerful nation.
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Descrizione libro Basic Books, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110465015808
Descrizione libro Basic Books, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Book Club. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0465015808