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The Shortest History of China

From the Ancient Dynasties to a Modern Superpower-A Retelling for Our Times

September 28, 2021 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781615198207
$21.00
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Description

Journey across China's epic history--through millennia of early innovation to modern dominance. And upcoming from The Shortest History Series--The Shortest History of England!

As we enter the "Asian century," China demands our attention for being an economic powerhouse, a beacon of rapid modernization, and an assertive geopolitical player. To understand the nation behind the headlines, we must take in its vibrant, tumultuous past--a story of "larger-than-life characters, philosophical arguments and political intrigues, military conflicts and social upheavals, artistic invention and technological innovation."

The Shortest History of China charts a path from China's tribal origins through its storied imperial era and up to the modern Communist Party under Xi Jinping--including the rarely told story of women in China and the specters of corruption and disunity that continue to haunt the People's Republic today. A master storyteller and exacting historian, Linda Jaivin distills this vast history into a short, riveting account that today's globally minded readers will find indispensable.

About this Author

Linda Jaivin is an American-born, internationally published Australian essayist, novelist, translator, and specialist writer on China. Her books include The Monkey and the Dragon, the city profile Beijing, and several China-based novels. Her essays have appeared in a wide range of publications in Australia and beyond. She has previously lived, studied, and worked in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Beijing.

ISBN: 9781615198207
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Shortest History
Pages: 288
Publisher: The Experiment
Published: 2021-09-28

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