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A History of China
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List of Maps.- Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- Maps.- The Prehistory and Early History of China.- From the Period of Division to the Tang Dynasty.- The Song and Yuan Dynasties.- The Early Modern Period: The Ming and the Early Qing.- China in the Late Qing.- Republican China, 1911-49.- Revolutionary China, 1949-76.- From the Era of Deng Xiaoping to the Present Day.- Notes.- Chronology.- Further Reading.- Index.

List of Maps List of Tables and Illustrations Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Maps Chronology The Prehistory and Early History of China From the Period of Division to the Tang Dynasty The Song and Yuan Dynasties The Early Modern Period: The Ming and the Early Qing China in the late Qing Republican China, 1911-49 China under Mao China Becomes a superpower Conclusion Notes Further Reading Index

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Praise for the second edition: 'An excellent book. Roberts' account of China over the last few years is fair, balanced, perceptive and comprehensive.' - Colin Mackerras, Griffith University, Australia Praise for the third edition: 'A worthy successor to Roberts' earlier editions. This third edition brings the account up to the immediate present and continues to have the strength of integrating the insights of very recent scholarship on all periods of Chinese history.' - Anthony DeBlasi, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies, University at Albany

About the Author

J. A. G. ROBERTS is Visiting Research Fellow in History at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He has taught and written extensively on the histories of China and Japan and has a special interest in Western perceptions of Chinese and Japanese society.

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Praise for the second edition: 'An excellent book. Roberts' account of China over the last few years is fair, balanced, perceptive and comprehensive.' - Colin Mackerras, Griffith University, Australia Praise for the third edition: 'A worthy successor to Roberts' earlier editions. This third edition brings the account up to the immediate present and continues to have the strength of integrating the insights of very recent scholarship on all periods of Chinese history.' - Anthony DeBlasi, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies, University at Albany

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