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The Resource Wealth and power : China's long march to the twenty-first century, Orville Schell and John Delury

Wealth and power : China's long march to the twenty-first century, Orville Schell and John Delury

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Wealth and power : China's long march to the twenty-first century
Title
Wealth and power
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China's long march to the twenty-first century
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Orville Schell and John Delury
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Language
eng
Summary
"Two of today s foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of the nation s ascent from imperial doormat to global economic powerhouse that is at once analytical and personal. By now everyone knows the basic facts of China s rise to pre-eminence over the past three decades. But how did this erstwhile sleeping giant finally manage to arrive at its current phase of dynamic growth? How, after such a long and painful period of dynastic decline, intellectual upheaval and revolution, foreign occupation and civil war, did a country once derided as the 'sick man of Asia' manage to break out of its old pattern of repeatedly failed reform efforts to burst forth onto the world stage with such an impressive run of hyper development and wealth creation? How did the century-long succession of failures to change somehow culminate in the extraordinary dynamism of China today? By examining the lives of eleven influential officials, writers, activists, and leaders whose contributions helped create modern China, Wealth and Power addresses these questions. The common goal that unites all of the most influential leaders of China is their determined pursuit of fuqiang, shorthand for 'wealth and power.' This abiding quest for a restoration of national greatness in the face of a century of humiliation at the hands of the Great Powers came to define the modern Chinese character. It s what drove both Mao and Deng to embark on root-and-branch transformations of Chinese society, first by means of Marxism-Leninism, then by authoritarian capitalism. And this determined quest remains the key to understanding many of China s actions today. By unwrapping the intellectual antecedents of today s resurgent China, Orville Schell and John Delury supply much-needed insight into the country s tortured progression from nineteenth-century decline to twenty-first-century boom. By looking backward into the past to understand forces at work for hundreds of years, they help us understand China today and the future that this singular country is helping shape for all of us"--provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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Schell, Orville
Dewey number
951.040922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Delury, John
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  • China
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Wealth and power : China's long march to the twenty-first century, Orville Schell and John Delury
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Publication
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First published in the United States in 2013 by Random House
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [411]-427) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1747260x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
478 pages
Isbn
9781408704974
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
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  • (WlAbNL)vtls006617280
  • (Uk)016316753
  • (OCoLC)834961585
Label
Wealth and power : China's long march to the twenty-first century, Orville Schell and John Delury
Publication
Note
First published in the United States in 2013 by Random House
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [411]-427) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1747260x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
478 pages
Isbn
9781408704974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • (WlAbNL)vtls006617280
  • (Uk)016316753
  • (OCoLC)834961585

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