Sources in Chinese History | 1st Edition
Diverse Perspectives from 1644 to the Present
AUTHOR: Atwill, David and Atwill, Jade
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Glance at any recent newspaper, magazine or mainstream website and one will encounter some mention of China. The number of Americans and Europeans studying the Chinese language has soared in recent years. Foreign investment in China and Chinese exports to the world are increasing at a record pace. Western political leaders ponder how to join or combat the country's expanding influence. Yet, this emerging discovery of China should more correctly be described as a re-discovery. European and American churches have sent missionaries to China for more than five centuries. Western traders and businesses have sought Chinese products, and pursued new markets for their own goods, for a commensurate period. Still, this newfound interest in China suggests there is a need for a sourcebook that goes beyond the narrow boundaries of political and intellectual thought; a sourcebook that explores the broad cultural, social and ethnic trends that are the foundation of a 21stcentury China.
A variety of perspectives introduce readers to the issues, trends and challenges of each particular period. This text goes beyond boundaries of political and intellectual thought; a sourcebook that explores the broad cultural, social and ethnic trends that are the foundation of a 21stcentury China. The different viewpoints presented will lead students to rethink the way in which historical events are commonly understood.
PUBLICATION DATE: 2/24/2009