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The Resource Becoming China : the story behind the state, Jeanne-Marie Gescher

Becoming China : the story behind the state, Jeanne-Marie Gescher

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Becoming China : the story behind the state
Title
Becoming China
Title remainder
the story behind the state
Statement of responsibility
Jeanne-Marie Gescher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the two most powerful states in the world, China continues to be seen as a mystery even after decades of an open door. How does China work, what does it want, why does it want it, and what does its rise to global power mean for the rest of the world? As the twenty-first century looks set to be the stage for a battle about competing geopolitical ideals, these are urgent questions for everyone with an interest in what the future might bring. Epic in scope, this is the story of how China became the state it is today and how its worldview is based on what has gone before. Weaving together inspirations, ideas, wars and dreams to reveal the heart of what it means to be Chinese and how the past impacts on the present. Despite decades of a relatively open door relationship with the rest of the world, China is still a mystery to many outside it. A world of its own, China is both a microcosm and an amplification of questions and events in the wider world. China's story offers us an opportunity to hold a mirror to ourselves: to our own assumptions, to our values, and to our ideas about the most important question of all: what it means to be human in the world of the state."--
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Gescher, Jeanne-Marie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
Becoming China : the story behind the state, Jeanne-Marie Gescher
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959595842
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 738 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408887240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map, illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959595842
Label
Becoming China : the story behind the state, Jeanne-Marie Gescher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959595842
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 738 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408887240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map, illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959595842

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