John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilisation.
It remains a masterwork without parallel. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date, covering reforms in the post-Mao period through the early years of the 21st Century, including the leadership of Hu Jintao.
She also provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 640 pages, 60 halftones, 25 maps, 6 tables
- Publisher: Harvard University Press
- Publication Date: 01/04/2006
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9780674018280