Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York Oxford University Press, ISBN ; ISBN . China in the 21st Century has ratings and 52 reviews. Ryanofthenorth said: Concise survey that hits some of the highlights of Chinese history and cul. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jeffrey Wasserstrom Oxford University Press stars. Alexandre HuiBonHoa.

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I read it with interest, however, weighing it against what I’ve been told by Chinese and what I’ve observed firsthand. Listen to the city. Preview — China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. But it is handy and would make a good read on the plane going over to China.

China in the 21st Century – Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom – Oxford University Press

I for one am grateful to have this little book in hand when I greet the next chinz of fresh-faced undergraduates coming to my classes wishing to know something about ‘China. I really loved this book because it was easy to read and understand whilst touching upon many subjects.

What truly matters most in understanding China? I’d definitely like to read more by this author. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham provide cogent answers to urgent questions regarding wqsserstrom world’s newest superpower and offer a framework for understanding China’s meteoric rise from developing country to superpower.

Most Popular Viewed 1. Starts out with a historical overview, which helped me in other aspects of my college course, and was EASY to understand. If you all you know about China is centry they are Communists and big, then you really need to read this book.


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Why hairy crab is all the craze in China Oct 18th4: What Chnia Needs to Know, Jeffrey Wasserstrom provides cogent answers to the most urgent questions regarding the newest superpower and offers a framework for understanding its meteoric rise. I did learn some things, and I will continue to read and observe as we live here, putting the pieces of the whole China puzzle together one by one.

The Present and the Future 4. Finally, he provides guidance on the ways thr can expect China to act in the future vis-a-vis the United States, Russia, India, and its East Asian neighbors. It’s a quick, enjoyable Admittedly, I felt like I knew very little about China prior to reading this book, and because of an upcoming business trip I am in cramming mode.

I quickly became overwhelmed by histories, travel wassserstrom, and scores of books about some aspect of the years of China. It’s a quick, enjoyable read and I recommend it to anyone who would like the ‘Cliff Notes’ version of how to begin learning about the complexities of history, culture and peoples of China.

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Book review: ‘China in the 21st Century’, by Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Not a substitute for real academic writing on contemporary China. I will recommend it to all Chinese people who would like to talk about this topic with his western friends. Lists with This Book. Apr 27, Phil rated it it was ok Shelves: Yoga ball murderer was a manipulative, bullying husband: Revolutions and Revolutionaries Part II: Is China likely to become a democracy? Jul 05, Billy rated it liked it.


It is only after the question “is the Chinese Communist Party a new dynasty? He has taught and written about subjects ranging from gender to revolution, human rights to urban change. China too, for that matter. Sunday, 04 August,2: What Everyone Needs to Know. As a whole we’ve got so mu Quick, clear, and a nice general overview.

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Don’t write a book if you’re just going to use tons of words to try and make something look better than it is. Women’s Sports Jaime Schultz. Though this book works well in its attempt to give readers a brief insight into China, there are some areas which require more depth because of their importance in Chinese history.

That being said, there were times when the flow of questions weren’t always logical to me, but it wasn’t a big deal.

Shanghai dumplings made the old fashioned way Sep 20th May 04, Nancy Mackay rated it it was amazing. Very open minded, no ‘bashing’ of any nation, just plain facts and understanding of issues.

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