The Search for Modern China

Jonathan D. Spence (Author, Yale University)

Overview | Inside the Book

"A remarkable achievement...vivid...fluent, graceful.... A publishing event."—Boston Globe

In this widely acclaimed history of modern China, Jonathan Spence achieves a fine blend of narrative richness and efficiency. Praised as "a miracle of readability and scholarly authority," (Jonathan Mirsky) The Search for Modern China offers a matchless introduction to China's history.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2001
  • ISBN 978-0-393-30780-1
  • 6.3 × 9.3 in / 912 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Monumental.... History that is always lively, always concrete, always comprehensible.” — New York Times

“History at its best...all in the vivid, accessible style for which the author is well known.” — Washington Post Book World

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