Understanding China A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture

ISBN-10: 0809016516

ISBN-13: 9780809016518

Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: John Bryan Starr
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Description: In this succinct, modest, and refreshingly clearheaded book, John Bryan Starr introduces to the uninitiated reader the background, the basic data, and the issues at stake in China's present, crisis-ridden present situation.

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 8/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.53" wide x 8.26" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Chris Warelives in Oak Park, Illinois, and is the author ofJimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, which was recently selected as one of the hundred best books of the decade by the LondonTimes. He is an irregular contributor toThe New Yorker.Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books on a vast range of topics including "Did Adam & Eve Have Navels?", "Calculus Made Easy", & "The Annotated Alice". He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

List of Tables
List of Maps
Preface
Introduction
Geographical Inequalities
Patterns from the Past
The Party-State
Politics and Power
The Economy
The Centrifugal Forces of Regionalism
Cities
Rural Discontent
Ethnic Identity
Environmental Challenges
Population Pressure
The Rule of Law
Education
The Flow of Information
The Special Administrative Regions
Taiwan
The People's Liberation Army
The Effects of Globalization
Conclusion
Time Line of Events in Twentieth-and Twenty-first-Century China
Further Reading
Index
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