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Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Full Name: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Number of Works: 10
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ISBN: 0195394127, 9780195394122
Keywords: needs, everyone, century, china
Pages: 164
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 60%

Within one generation China has transformed from an impoverished repressive state into an economic and political powerhouse Revealing that the newest superpower has much in common with other nations during their periods of rapid industrialization, Jeffery N. Wasserstrom provides an enlightening introduction to China's past and present and offers a framework for understanding what we can expect from China in the years to come.Covering everything from Confucius and Mao to internet censorship, China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to know is a cogent primer packed with essential info
ISBN: 0253219086, 9780253219084
Keywords: world, new, brave, china
Pages: 192
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%

If Chairman Mao came back to life today, what would he think of Nanjing's bookstore, the Librairie Avant-Garde, where it is easier to find primers on Michel Foucault's philosophy than copies of the Little Red Book? What does it really mean to order a latte at Starbucks in Beijing? Is it possible that Aldous Huxley wrote a novel even more useful than Orwell's 1984 for making sense of post-Tiananmen China — or post-9/11 America?In these often playful, always enlightening "tales," Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom poses these and other questions as he journeys from 19th-century China into the