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Books in the CBL
The Penguin History of Modern China by
In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. The Penguin History of Modern Chinashows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as victim to brutality on an unmatched scale, to oppression, to war and to famine. This makes its current position as the newest and, arguably, most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. Jonathan Fenby's clear and comprehensive account of China's recent past, now updated to take in the eighteenth National Congress of the Communist Party in Autumn 2012, is the definitive guide to this remarkable transformation. Second Edition A Financial TimesandEconomistBook of the Year'A wonderful history of modern China and a cracking good read.' Chris Patten'The first major history that looks at the country with the eyes of the twenty-first century.'Rana Mitter, Financial Times'Superb . . . a miracle of thoroughness, truthfulness and readability - the perfect primer for a time when China is about to enter all our lives.' George Walden, Sunday Telegraph'Taut, anecdote-studded . . . a great introduction for a general audience, with vivid scene setting and character sketches.' Michael Sheridan, Sunday Times
Call Number: 951 FEN
"A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with greatrange and insight. This will set a new standard for shortgeneral histories of China." --Michael Gasster,professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture,Fourth Edition, incorporates the crucial social and economicchanges that have taken place in China over the last decade.Through rich detail and engaging illustrations, the book tracesChina's history from Neolithic times to the present day.
Call Number: 951 MOR
Celestial empire: life in China 1644-1911 by
"Celestial Empire: life in China, 1644-1911 provides a unique and fascinating insight into life in China during the last imperial dynasty. Through the lives of the Chinese people from life at court to the humble market-seller the book examines nearly 300 years of Chinese life, culture and tradition that provided the foundations of modern China." --Back cover
Call Number: 951.03 WOO
A History of China by
This study aims to provide an accessible account of the history of China from the earliest times to the present day. Its subject matter extends from the ambitions of the First Emperor to the conquest of China by the Mongols and to the triumphs and tribulations of the People's Republic. It also offers an analysis of the interpretations of Chinese history contained in recent scholarly works.
Call Number: 951 ROB
China: A History by
Many nations define themselves in terms of territory or people; China defines itself in terms of history. Taking into account the country’s unrivaled, voluminous tradition of history writing, John Keay has composed a vital and illuminating overview of the nation’s complex and vivid past. Keay’s authoritative history examines 5,000 years in China, from the time of the Three Dynasties through Chairman Mao and the current economic transformation of the country. Crisp, judicious, and engaging, China is the classic single-volume history for anyone seeking to understand the present and future of this immensely powerful nation.
Call Number: 951 KEA
Sun Yat-sen and the Xinhai Revolution
In-depth discussion of the legacy of the Xinhai Revolution and Sun Yat-sen, China history experts, David Moser and Jeremiah Jenne and Sinica host, Kaiser Kuo.
Taiping Rebellion and Qing Dynasty
The 1911 Xinhai Revolution