The Dragon and the Foreign Devils
China and the World, 1100 BC to the Present
By (author) Harry G. Gelber
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Dragon and the Foreign Devils by Harry G. Gelber
Book DescriptionChina's story is of warfare and violence, philosophical and political invention, shining artistic achievement and often complex and subtle relations with outsiders. Harry G. Gelber's fascinating general history of this great nation makes sense of China's changing relationship with the rest of the world as never before. From the invasions by steppe horsemen in 200 BC to Genghis Khan and the Mongol conquests, from the arrival of Marco Polo to the Opium Wars, from Communism to the Tiananmen Square protest, Gelber traces the path that led to China's resurgence as a dynamic economy and a powerful international player today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747593294
(198mm x 129mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harry G. Gelber
Opium, Soldiers and Evangelicals, Hardback (February 2004)
This volume questions the universal belief that England's 1840-42 war with China was an "opium war".
Nations Out of Empires, Hardback (June 2001)» View all books by Harry G. Gelber
This text examines centuries of colonial interaction and argues for a close link between revolution in 18th century Europe and the development of Asian nationalism from the 19th Century onwards. It reviews how adoption of European industrial practices encouraged an adoption of European ideologies.
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Author Biography - Harry G. Gelber
Harry G. Gelber, born in 1926, read History at Cambridge before going on to do a PhD at Monash University in Australia. He has taught international politics at Boston University, Harvard, the LSE, Yale and Monash. From 1975 until 1992 he was Professor of Political Science at the University of Tasmania and remains Professor Emeritus there. Most recently he has been Visiting Scholar, Center for European Studies, Harvard University (2004-2006) and Visiting Fellow, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics (2001-2004). His many books include Nations out of Empires (2001) and Opium, Soldiers and Evangelicals (2004). He lives in Australia from where he travels regularly to the USA and Britain.
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