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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China in the 21st Century – Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom – Oxford University Press

Centuury also would recommend this book to those who wish to see a new perspective of history. Layout is probably the best that can be managed for the subject, and the writing is academic. What Everyone Needs to Know is a worthwhile read at a time when getting a grip on China’s background is vital.

I’m looking forward to an updated wassserstrom. Admittedly I cherrypicked the parts I found most interesting, but an informative read overall. Are mainland Chinese ruining Hong Kong or propping it up?

I keep this book within reach at all times. Balance Trump, cosy up to China, Koreas: This book does a pretty good job at showing you how the Chinese people feel about certain event I think if you want a brief history of China this is a great cetury.

Since I’m heading to China in a few weeks, this was a perfect, light book to help me get prepared for the trip. This is not a light coffee shop read, or something to pick up before bed.

Dec 17, Vanessa rated it it was amazing Shelves: China industrial development today strongly resembles the U. Women’s Sports Jaime Schultz. Sep 24, Meihan Liu rated it really liked it. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. China in the 21st Century: There are constant references to Western history and culture, and current events, making the mainland’s history relevant and relatable.


Praise for the first edition: What Everyone Needs to Know, Jeffrey Wasserstrom provides cogent answers to th The need to understand this global giant has never been more pressing: Jan 01, Kate rated it it was amazing.

May 20, Tracy rated it did not like it. In the final chapter, Wasserstrom presents a set of forecasts and provides insightful answers to troubling political matters surrounding China today and in the near future.

China in the 21st Century

China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. Readers new to the subject couldn’t start in a better place. Lists with This Book. Wassrstrom is basically showing readers that while the nations are different, they also have many things in common.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Jul 05, Billy rated it liked it. China too, for that matter. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

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

The book is better at clearing up misunderstandings that Americans have about what’s happening in China now. But u need to a little of a knowledge background ventury understand the book. They also explain unique aspects of Chinese culture, such as the one-child policy, and provide insight into Chinese-American relations, a subject that has become increasingly fraught during the Trump era.

As a whole we’ve got so mu Quick, clear, and a nice general overview. See 1 question about China in the 21st Century‚Ķ.

Why hairy crab is all the craze in China Oct 18th4: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Apr 27, Mina Soare rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s covering a wide range of information in a relatively small space so most things don’t get too deep, but it’s a great starting place and centkry notes contain a bunch of suggestions for further reading based on what you’re interested in.


An overview of recent history through a socioeconomic and politic perspective, but for a more varied range of subjects, try ” Fhe A to Z: This is a brief overview of current issues in China, set up in a question and answer format.

As a whole we’ve got so much potential freedom when it comes to information about global affairs wazserstrom often don’t take advantage of digging for it. Don’t write a book if you’re just going to use tons of words to try and make something look better than it is.

Nov 13, Marilyn rated it easserstrom it Shelves: 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.

However, don’t take the author’s interpretations as gospel. Wasserstrom and Cunningham give you all you need to know to start understanding China. I had to read chinna book for a reflection paper for a course on Pacific Asian History, and I was pleasantly surprised how informative and easy to understand this book was!

China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

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