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  • Published: 15 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780718192396
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $27.99
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Out Of China




The extraordinary story of how China became the powerful country it is today.

Even at the high noon of Europe's empire-building China nonetheless kept its sovereignty. Robert Bickers' major new book is the first to describe fully what has proved to be one of the modern era's most important stories: the long, often agonizing process by which the Chinese had by the end of the 20th century regained control of their own country. Out of China uses a brilliant array of unusual, strange and vivid sources to recreate a now fantastically remote world. Today Chinese nationalism stays firmly rooted in memories of its degraded past - the quest for self-sufficiency, the determination to assert China's standing in the world, to stake its outstanding territorial claims, and never to be vulnerable to renewed attack. History matters deeply to Beijing's current rulers - and Out of China explains why.

  • Published: 15 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780718192396
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

About the author

Robert Bickers

Robert Bickers is Professor of History and Director of the 'Historical Photographs of China' project at the University of Bristol. He is the author of Empire Made Me: An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai and The Scramble for China: Foreign Devils in the Qing Empire, 1832-1914.

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