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Understanding China: A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hill & Wang Pub
Publication date August 31, 2010
Pages 432
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780809016518
ISBN-10 0809016516
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
Summaries and Reviews
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In this succinct, modest, and refreshingly forthright book--now revised and updated for the new century--Starr introduces to the uninitiated reader the background, basic data, and issues at stake in China's crisis-ridden present and future.

After ten years, John Bryan Starr has thoroughly revised and updated his classic introduction to the background of, the data about, and the issues at stake in China's present and future. In the new edition, Starr seamlessly weaves in additional material on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese government's ongoing efforts to curb the influence of the Internet, and the intensifying trade disputes between the United States and China.

Succinct, modest, and refreshingly forthright, Understanding China remains a necessary guide for the uninitiated to everything from the Chinese economy and political system, to its intellectual freedoms and human rights, to its relationship with the rest of the world.



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