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The China Questions

Critical Insights into a Rising Power

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$27.95 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674979406

Publication Date: 01/15/2018

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352 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

4 illus., 2 tables

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Sound bites about China, spoken by either the media or politicians, can fall into the trap of oversimplification. This can result in assumptions that, like the tip of an iceberg, do not reveal the myriad complexities below the surface… [The China Questions] provides a more nuanced and accessible perspective of the issues China is facing, ranging from political and economic to cultural and societal.—Bernice Chan, The South China Morning Post

This collection is impressive for its comprehensiveness, with contributors providing numerous pointed observations… This is a highly informative, readable collection for scholars and nonscholars alike.Publishers Weekly

This book cuts through the cacophony of information, misinformation, and nonsense on China that circulates in our modern world to give us reliable answers to crucial questions about one of the world’s most important nations. Written by a who’s-who of experts on a variety of topics, it’s also a pleasure to read. With stylish essays on everything from elite politics to the classical Chinese novel, it should be on the shelf of anyone seeking to understand this fast-rising superpower.—Ian Johnson, author of The Souls of China

The China Questions is packed with erudite yet accessible commentaries on issues ranging from literature to ethnic diversity. The topical reach is impressive; readers will come away with information concerning novel ways of thinking about everything from early philosophical traditions to modern visions of utopia and dystopia, from international relations to struggles for political legitimacy.—Jeffrey Wasserstrom, author of China in the 21st Century

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