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The Chinese Century: A Photographic History

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China's 20th-century has been marked by a succession of tumultous events including the Boxer rebellion, Japanese invasion and occupation, and the Tiananmen Square massacre. This record of the Chinese century includes photographs from official archives and private collections with accompanying text.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 24th 1996 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 1996)
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depth of a history book with glorious pictures to back it up. some gruesome.
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This coffee table book has been sitting on my shelf for years. While I've occasionally picked it up to peruse and enjoy some of the pictures, it was only in the last month that I made a concerted effort to read it cover to cover. My effort was well worth it, however, as this book has significantly improved my understanding of the arc of Chinese history over the past hundred years. While I had trouble at times keeping all of the different players organized in my head, due to the authors' uneven i ...more
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Jonathan D. Spence is a historian specializing in Chinese history. His self-selected Chinese name is Shǐ Jǐngqiān (simplified Chinese: 史景迁; traditional Chinese: 史景遷), which roughly translates to "A historian who admires Sima Qian."

He has been Sterling Professor of History at Yale University since 1993. His most famous book is The Search for Modern China, which has become one of the standard texts
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