The Encyclopedia of Modern China is designed for academic and professional users -- from advanced high school students and undergraduates to professors, journalists, and business people -- as well as public library patrons. The encyclopedia showcases the work of an international body of prominent scholars, who offer accessible, original, and authoritative analysis of all aspects of the history and culture of China since 1800.
In more than 2,000 pages of alphabetical entries, each ranging from 500 to 5,000 words, Encyclopedia of Modern China provides critical information on the most populous country and most dynamic trade market in the world: the people, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, traditions, art, and literature of this ancient and enduring civilization is explored from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.
Given China's increasing role in world affairs, its modern history and culture are of great interest to many, and this work is designed to bring reliable and accessible facts and analysis to students, professionals, and others who study and interact with China and her people.
"Much thought has gone into the planning of the encyclopedia, which distinguishes it from online venues of informational warehouses and gives it a nuanced coverage of modern Chinese history...It is a treat to browse through so much expertise in the field, condensed from books into articles of four or five pages, by experts in these areas. The series is a good learning tool for students of modern Chinese history and a fantastic aid for teachers of modern China. The primary sources that are included in the last volume also are an asset to both teaching and learning. It should serve as an excellent selection for any college library."
--China Review International, 2011
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