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Description - Out of China by Robert Bickers

Even at the high noon of Europe's empire-building China nonetheless kept its sovereignty. Robert Bickers' major new book is the first to describe fully what has proved to be one of the modern era's most important stories- the long, often agonizing process by which the Chinese had by the end of the 20th century regained control of their own country. Out of China uses a brilliant array of unusual, strange and vivid sources to recreate a now fantastically remote world. Today Chinese nationalism stays firmly rooted in memories of its degraded past - the quest for self-sufficiency, the determination to assert China's standing in the world, to stake its outstanding territorial claims, and never to be vulnerable to renewed attack. History matters deeply to Beijing's current rulers - and Out of China explains why.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780718192396
ISBN-10: 0718192397
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Mar-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Bickers

Robert Bickers is the author of the highly-acclaimed Empire Made Me and The Scramble for China. He has written extensively on Chinese history and is a Professor of History at the University of Bristol.

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