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The People’s Republic of China at 60

An International Assessment

Edited by William C. Kirby

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674060647

Publication Date: 05/31/2011

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432 pages

6 x 9 inches

10 figures, 9 tables

Harvard University Asia Center

World, subsidiary rights restricted

These impressive conference papers by China specialists from across the world offer instructive views on the 60-year history of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). From varied angles and in different tongues, the contributors discuss in fine interdisciplinary fashion important political, social, and cultural aspects of the PRC from 1949 to 2009… For a balanced, realistic understanding of China’s past, present, and future, this assemblage of academic musings calls for a new paradigm to substitute for the conventionally Western-centered way of looking at China.—G. Zheng, Choice

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