Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York Oxford University Press, ISBN ; ISBN . China in the 21st Century has ratings and 52 reviews. Ryanofthenorth said: Concise survey that hits some of the highlights of Chinese history and cul. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jeffrey Wasserstrom Oxford University Press stars. Alexandre HuiBonHoa.

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Aug 20, Angel rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Nov 13, Marilyn rated it liked it Shelves: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Even though it is only five years old, the changes in the country are amazing. However, don’t take the author’s interpretations as gospel.

Skip to main content. Good quick summary on relevant episodes of Chinese history to understand China currently.

China in the 21st Century

The one on Cuba I read which is reviewed here on GR too is also excellent. He does a good job of laying out facts, but only use this as a platform to form your own opinions.

Wasserstrom and Cunningham have managed to pull this trick off in China in the 21st Century: I’m about 18 months late in reading it, so my experience wassertrom somewhat different now than it would have been then–experience and perspective under my belt.

Furthermore, it acknowledges its own biases and allows me to form my own conclusion. As is often the case respectable nonfiction, this is also quite long and often politically correct, making a minimum of information into equivocal, overly-simplistic verbal shrubbery and the occasional lukewarm joke.


Dec 11, John Vanbrunt, rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 27, Suzette Kunz rated it liked it. The author delivers on a big challenge: China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N.

Book review: ‘China in the 21st Century’, by Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Choose your country or region Close. Wasserstrom does an effective job of dipping the reader’s toes in the deep and wild waters of Chinese history with direct and easy-to-follow information. This book was exactly what it wanted to be – a simple condensed guide of relevant history and cultural points related to understanding China today.

It is very different from any normal textbook and I would highly suggest this book for those who want to gain a new perspective on the global government and foreign relations.

This, unlike the rest of the great powers. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Wasserstrom reveals that China today shares many traits with other industrialized nations during their periods of development, in particular the United States during its rapid industrialization in the 19th century.

Quantum Physics Michael G. If you haven’t there are better books. Yoga ball murderer was a manipulative, bullying husband: Within one generation, China has transformed from an impoverished, repressive state into an economic and political powerhouse.

There are some interesting points which are totally out of my mind. I wanted to throw the book across the room.


China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Balance Trump, cosy up to China, Koreas: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. There are some slightly sniffy comments in some of the other reviews here about how this book is not particularly detailed and uses an FAQ style to break up the content into more manageable chunks. Fragile Superpower “A sure-footed guide through the thickets of Wasserstom history and the turbo-driven landscape of its current affairs.

I will recommend it to all Centkry people who would like to talk about this topic with his western friends. This was a very good introduction to the country of China. He has taught and written about subjects ranging from gender to revolution, human rights to urban change.

Wasserstrom place events that have taken place since Xi Jinping took power into a 211st historical perspective. I think he achieves that pretty well. The need to understand this global giant wassserstrom never been more pressing: An excellent primer for the key terms one needs to understand China today.

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