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Published: 26 May 2005

384 Pages | numerous halftones


ISBN: 9780192806055

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A Bitter Revolution

China's Struggle with the Modern World

Rana Mitter

Making of the Modern World

  • Exciting account of how the politics and culture of China changed forever during the twentieth century
  • Brings previously unheard voices from modern China to light, using a range of new and fascinating sources
  • Shines a light on China's 'hidden history', e.g. China and Japan were not always enemies, and Communism was not inevitably destined to succeed in China
  • Shows how the 1910s and 20s, traditionally regarded as progressive and liberal, hid the seeds of China's future political crises

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