Understanding China [3rd Edition]: A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture (Paperback)

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In this succinct, modest, and refreshingly forthright book--now revised and updated for the new century--Starr introduces to the uninitiated reader the background, basic data, and issues at stake in China's crisis-ridden present and future.

After ten years, John Bryan Starr has thoroughly revised and updated his classic introduction to the background of, the data about, and the issues at stake in China's present and future. In the new edition, Starr seamlessly weaves in additional material on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese government's ongoing efforts to curb the influence of the Internet, and the intensifying trade disputes between the United States and China.

Succinct, modest, and refreshingly forthright, Understanding China remains a necessary guide for the uninitiated to everything from the Chinese economy and political system, to its intellectual freedoms and human rights, to its relationship with the rest of the world.

About the Author


John Bryan Starr, who served as President of both the Yale China Association and the China Institute in New York City, and as managing director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform in Providence, Rhode Island, is now Executive Director of the Tri-State Consortium. In addition, he serves as Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Education at Brown University. The author of many articles and books on China, including Understanding China: A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture and Ideology and Culture and Continuing the Revolution: The Political Thought of Mao, and editor of The Future of U.S.-China Relations, he has taught at the University of California, Yale, and Dartmouth. He lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Praise For…


“Packed with facts and figures, but enlivened with firsthand observations . . . [Understanding China] provides an excellent introduction to China for anyone in search of solid but concise information about that complicated country.” —Lucian W. Pye, The New York Times Book Review


Product Details
ISBN: 9780809016518
ISBN-10: 0809016516
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Publication Date: August 31st, 2010
Pages: 448
Language: English