The Search for Modern China

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W.W. Norton, 2013 - History - 707 pages
The leading textbook by the leading scholar.

This text, the classic introduction to modern China for studentsand general readers, emerged from Spence?s highly successfulintroductory course at Yale, in which he traced the beginnings ofmodern China to internal developments beginning in the early 17thcentury. Strong on social and political history, as well as Chineseculture and its intersections with politics, this paperback is alongstanding leader in the survey course on modern China.

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Please some one make an ebook version of this book. I can't find any at all to buy, so I had to buy the hardcover. Waiting for it to come in the mail now.

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Jonathan D. Spence was born in Surrey, England on August 11, 1936. He received a B.A. in history from Clare College, Cambridge University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. He was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University from 1993 to 2008. As a historian specializing in Chinese history, he wrote several books including The Search for Modern China, The Death of Woman Wang, and The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci. The Gate of Heavenly Peace won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Henry D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy-Institute of Arts and Letters.

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