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Published: 25 February 2016

176 Pages | 12 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780198753704

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Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Rana Mitter

Very Short Introductions

  • Examines the modern history, politics, economy, and thriving cultural scene of contemporary China, and its relations with the wider world
  • Covers a range of social issues from the position of women in society, to the influence of television and film, and the role of the overseas Chinese disapora
  • Includes accounts of many prominent figures, such as the Communist leaders, the last emperors, and writers and artists
  • Offers a guide to the themes and controversies that have shaped modern China
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide