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Published: 07 April 2016

480 Pages


ISBN: 9780199946457

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Patterns of Modern Chinese History

Charles Desnoyers

  • Offers consistent global context while maintaining a truly China-centered approach to modern Chinese history
  • Flexible organization allows for use in both chronological and thematic courses
  • Introductory chapters in Part I provide optional historical context for China's history pre-1600 for students with no background in the subject
  • Offers theory and historiography to frame important scholarly debates surrounding Chinese conceptions of history
  • Explains basic concepts of history, major Chinese philosophical schools, and the creation of empire
  • Highlights origins, interactions, and adaptations as central components of historical patterns
  • Each chapter contains "Patterns Up Close" essays that examine a focused example, test case, or debate
  • Richly illustrated with maps, photos, and graphs
  • Includes two timelines

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