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A New History, Second Enlarged Edition

John King Fairbank, Merle Goldman

ISBN 9780674018280

Publication date: 04/30/2006

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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 civilization. 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 twenty-first 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.

Praise

  • Manages to tell its sprawling, turbulent, 4,000-year story in a single volume without either losing clarity or oversimplifying its subject...Rich and fascinating.

    —Arnold R. Isaacs, San Francisco Chronicle

Authors

  • John King Fairbank was Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and Director of the East Asian Research Center at Harvard University.
  • Merle Goldman is Professor of History, Emerita, at Boston University and Associate of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.

Book Details

  • 640 pages
  • 1-3/16 x 6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Belknap Press

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