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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As a whole we’ve got so much potential freedom when it comes to information about global affairs but often don’t take advantage of digging for it. This book was a waste of time.

See 1 question about China in the 21st Century‚Ķ. Then goes into more current history and issues that China faces today. In this fully revised and updated third edition of China in the 21st Century: For anyone who wants to understand today’s China, this is a terrific place to start. Women’s Sports Jaime Schultz. If you’ve read much about China, you know most of this.

Apr 27, Mina Soare rated it it was ok Shelves: There are some slightly sniffy comments in some of the other reviews here about how this book is not particularly detailed and uses an FAQ style to break up the content into more manageable chunks. The former gives a brief – sometimes too brief – introduction to China’s history.

But it is handy and would make a good read on the plane going over to China. Dying alone in Japan: Praise for the first edition: A consistent analytic framework in the book is one which renders the now Intended primarily for the American reader, the book makes a number of cases for the similarity despite surface differences between the United States and modern China in their separate economic and political developments.


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Apr wassertrom, Whitney rated it it was ok Recommends it for: It’s a great read, comprehensive and well researched. Chaozhou Woodcarving” exhibition showcases exquisite artistry, traditional lifestyle and breadth of Chinese folk culture.

This book is an excellent primer on modern China – but when I say “primer”, I don’t mean to imply that that it is simply a “noddy” guide. The best part, for me at least, is when he goes over the similarities between the United States and China.

Oxford so far is doing a good job in this series. There are some interesting points which are totally out of my mind. Dec 17, Vanessa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Schools of Thought 2.

China in the 21st Century

Updated to include perspectives on Hong Kong’s shifting political status, as well as an expanded discussion of President Xi Jinping’s time in office, China in the 21st Century provides a concise and insightful introduction to this significant global power. Lifestyle Hong Wassersstrom stories you liked best inand some of our ceentury 26 Dec Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

This is not a light coffee shop read, or something to pick up before bed. Choose your country or region Close.

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

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. A unique, but for the most part, frustrating aspect of the book is the way in which it is written. Readers new to the subject couldn’t start in a better place. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


He does a good job of laying out facts, but only use this as a platform to form your own opinions. Wasserstrom place events that have taken place since Xi Jinping took power into a long-term historical perspective.

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How digital age forces libraries to change ways they get us to read. On the contrary, the author has a real talent for making some quite subtle and sophisticated points in a very striking but concise manner. But u need to a little of a knowledge background to understand the book.

Balance Trump, cosy up to China, Koreas: As with all history, when it’s told from only one perspective or viewpoint you can never understand it fully. This book does a pretty good job at showing you how the Chinese people feel about certain wasserstrrom.

Quantum Physics Michael G. I quickly became overwhelmed by histories, travel guides, and scores of books about some aspect of the years of China. Listen to the city.