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Title:The Great Chinese Revolution 1800-1985
Price:AUD$10.50 (about USD$8.00)
Category:History
ISBN:9780060390570
Item ID:P002-6124
Quantity:1
Publisher:Harper & Row, New York, 1986
Edition:First
Binding:Hardcover
Condition:Good (ex-library)
Dust Jacket:Fair
Harper & Row, 1986, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good (ex-library), Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First

First Impression . Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 397 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage, other than spine which is faded by sun exposure. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Text marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, spine unmarked, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. In a highly readable work of sound scholarship, Fairbank (a general editor of The Cambridge History of China and author of more than 20 books on China) undertakes the daunting task of integrating pre- and postrevolutionary China in a historical overview. Tracing the origins of the Communist revolution of 1949 back to the late imperial era, he claims that the roots of this triumph of Marxist ideology go deep into Chinese tradition and convincingly relegates Western influence to the periphery. He proceeds to an expert analysis of the Manchu dynasty, the warlords (who found both their ultimate expression and death knell in Chiang Kai-shek), Mao's creation of a new state and China under Deng Xiaoping. Insightful and informative, this excellent synthesis of the forces that shaped contemporary China should be basic reading for anyone interested in understanding what the author calls "a largely unknown country seen from a great distance." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; China; ISBN: 0060390573. ISBN/EAN: 9780060390570. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6124.
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