Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York Oxford University Press, ISBN ; ISBN . China in the 21st Century has ratings and 52 reviews. Ryanofthenorth said: Concise survey that hits some of the highlights of Chinese history and cul. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jeffrey Wasserstrom Oxford University Press stars. Alexandre HuiBonHoa.

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Wasserstrom does an effective job of dipping the reader’s toes in the deep and wild waters of Chinese history with direct and easy-to-follow information. I felt like I was reading the model answer to one of his course final exams He’s a History professor: In China in the 21st Century: If, on the other hand, you want to read a book that will make you look at China differently and which frequently acknowledges that there are two or more possible views about any one issue, then I can’t recommend this book highly enough.

On the contrary, the author has a real talent for making some quite subtle and sophisticated points in a very striking but concise manner. One of the best ways to get up to speed on China today.

Feb 14, Aja Baajour rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 13, Marilyn rated it liked it Shelves: Are mainland Chinese ruining Hong Kong or propping it up?


Book review: ‘China in the 21st Century’, by Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Nov 19, Luke rated it liked it Shelves: Sunday, 04 August, There are some interesting points which are totally out of my mind. His work has received funding fro Jeffrey N.

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China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Intended primarily for the American reader, the book makes a number of 21wt for the similarity despite surface differences between the United States and modern China in their separate economic and political developments. I wanted to throw the book across the room. Wasserstrom place events that have taken place since Xi Jinping took power into a long-term historical perspective. Rock and Michael Toman.

China in the 21st Century

I quickly became overwhelmed by histories, travel guides, and scores of books about some aspect of the years of China. Aug 28, Michelle rated it it was ok Shelves: I will recommend it to all Chinese people who would like to talk about this topic with his western friends.

However, the way questions and answers are structured makes dates and important figures confusing to follow because the events do not flow in a chronological order. I read this book for my Chinese literature class and I really enjoyed it. Read this one twice, in fact. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


Wasserstrom reveals that China today shares many traits with other industrialized nations during their periods of development, in particular the United States during its rapid industrialization in the 19th century.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Finally, but most notably, what distinguishes this book from many others is Wasserstrom’s convincing answers to the most misunderstood questions and current issues that revolve around Cdntury today. Consider, for instance, how China’s government has quite deliberately focussed on the kind of economic reform that the old Centurj Union never managed and which probably led to its collapse because its particular brand of “boot in the face” style totalitarianism was accompanied by an economic system which could only turn out millions of left-footed boots.

The book could have been written in a chronological narrative to help avoid any confusion.

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