The Penguin History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power 1850-2008 -::- Jonathan Fenby

The Penguin History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power 1850-2008 -::- Jonathan Fenby lands on the shelves of my shop.

London: Allen Lane, 2008, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Maps; Appendix;

From the cover: No country on earth has suffered a more bitter history in modern times than China. In the second half of the nineteenth century, it was viewed as doomed to extinction. Its imperial rulers, heading an anachronistic regime, were brought low by enormous revolts, a disaffected gentry class, republican revolutionaries, Western incursions to split the Chinese melon and a disastrous defeat by Japan.

The presence of predatory foreigners has often been blamed for Chinas troubles, but the much greater cause came from within China itself. In the early twentieth century, the …

Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pulled, and now slightly creased, at the head of the lower panel with a short closed tear near the spine resultant. Text complete, clean and tight.

Red boards with White titling to the Spine. [XLVII] 762 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

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