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Published: 07 April 2008

144 Pages | 20 b/w halftones

4-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199228027

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Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

Rana Mitter

Very Short Introductions

  • An indispensable starting point for anyone who needs to quickly know the themes and controversies that have shaped modern China
  • Examines the 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 decline of footbinding and the position of women in society, to the influence of television and film, and the role of the overseas Chinese diaspora
  • Includes accounts of many prominent figures, such as the Communist leaders, the last emperors, and writers and artists
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide