A History

Book - 2009
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Many nations define themselves in terms of territory or peop≤ China defines itself in terms of history. With the world's 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, Keay's narrative spans 5,000 years, from the Three Dynasties (2000-220 BC) to Deng Xiaoping's opening of China and the past three decades of economic growth. Broadly chronological, the book presents a history of all the Chinas--including regions (Yunnan, Tibet, Xinjiang, Mongolia, Manchuria) that account for two-thirds of the People's 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.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780465015801
Branch Call Number: 951 K25c 2009
Characteristics: xix, 578 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm


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