Spence, Jonathan D.; Spence, Jonathan D.
The leading textbook by the leading scholar.
This text, the classic introduction to modern China for students
and general readers, emerged from Spence?s highly successful
introductory course at Yale, in which he traced the beginnings of
modern China to internal developments beginning in the early 17th
century. Strong on social and political history, as well as Chinese
culture and its intersections with politics, this paperback is a
longstanding leader in the survey course on modern China.