Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 December 1999

1136 Pages | 103 halftones, 19 maps

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195125047

Bookseller Code (04)


The Rise of Modern China

Sixth Edition

Immanuel C. Y. Hsu

China enters the twenty-first century in the best international position it has known since the mid-eighteenth century. The prolonged period of internal decay and external exploitation has given way to vibrant rejuvenation and national rebirth. The century-old search for wealth, power, and recognition seems to be within reach. Its growing economic, military, and political clout has earned it international acknowledgment as a regional superpower in Asia-Pacific, and an emergent superpower possibly by 2020. The Rise of Modern China, now in its sixth edition, has been updated to examine the return of Hong Kong in 1997 and the upcoming return of Macao in 1999. Hsu discusses the end of the last vestiges of foreign imperialism in China, as well as China's emergence as a regional and global superpower. U.S.-China rivalry and the prospect of unification between China and Taiwan are also considered, and the further readings sections have been entirely revised.

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