Modern China (Understanding Modern Nations) (Hardcover)

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In Modern China, author Xiaobing Li offers a resource far beyond a conventional encyclopedia, providing not only comprehensive coverage of Chinese civilization and traditions, but also addressing the values, issues, and critical views of China. As a result, readers will better understand the transformative experience of the most populous country in the world, and will grasp the complexity of the progress and problems behind the rise of China to a world superpower in less than 30 years.

Written by an author who lived in China for three decades, this encyclopedia addresses 16 key topics regarding China, such as its geography, government, social classes and ethnicities, gender-based identities, arts, media, and food, each followed by roughly 250 short entries related to each topic. All the entries are placed within a broad sociopolitical and socioeconomic contextual framework. The format and writing consistency through the book reflects a Chinese perspective, and allows students to compare Chinese with Western and American views.

About the Author

Xiaobing Li, PhD, is professor and chair of the department of history and geography and director of the Western Pacific Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781610696258
ISBN-10: 1610696255
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publication Date: November 30th, 2015
Pages: 421
Language: English
Series: Understanding Modern Nations