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Restless empire : China and the world since 1750, Odd Arne Westad

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Restless empire : China and the world since 1750
Title
Restless empire
Title remainder
China and the world since 1750
Statement of responsibility
Odd Arne Westad
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the twenty-first century dawns, China stands at a crossroads. The largest and most populous country on earth and currently the world's second biggest economy, China has recently reclaimed its historic place at the center of global affairs after decades of internal chaos and disastrous foreign relations. But even as China tentatively reengages with the outside world, the contradictions of its development risks pushing it back into an era of insularity and instability--a regression that, as China's recent history shows, would have serious implications for all other nations. In Restless Empire, award-winning historian Odd Arne Westad traces China's complex foreign affairs over the past 250 years, identifying the forces that will determine the country's path in the decades to come. Since the height of the Qing Empire in the eighteenth century, China's interactions--and confrontations--with foreign powers have caused its worldview to fluctuate wildly between extremes of dominance and subjugation, emulation and defiance. From the invasion of Burma in the 1760s to the Boxer Rebellion in the early 20th century to the 2001 standoff over a downed U.S. spy plane, many of these encounters have left Chinese with a lingering sense of humiliation and resentment, and inflamed their notions of justice, hierarchy, and Chinese centrality in world affairs. Recently, China's rising influence on the world stage has shown what the country stands to gain from international cooperation and openness. But as Westad shows, the nation's success will ultimately hinge on its ability to engage with potential international partners while simultaneously safeguarding its own strength and stability. An in-depth study by one of our most respected authorities on international relations and contemporary East Asian history, Restless Empire is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the recent past and probable future of this dynamic and complex nation
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Westad, Odd Arne
Dewey number
327.51
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS754.18
LC item number
.W47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • China
  • China
  • China
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Restless empire : China and the world since 1750, Odd Arne Westad
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-499) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Metamorphosis -- Imperialisms -- Japan -- Republic -- Foreigners -- Abroad -- War -- Communism -- China alone -- China's America -- China's Asia -- Modernities
Control code
ocn744287664
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 515 pages
Isbn
9780465019335
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012021635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40021272381
  • 7696926
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)744287664
Label
Restless empire : China and the world since 1750, Odd Arne Westad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-499) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Metamorphosis -- Imperialisms -- Japan -- Republic -- Foreigners -- Abroad -- War -- Communism -- China alone -- China's America -- China's Asia -- Modernities
Control code
ocn744287664
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 515 pages
Isbn
9780465019335
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012021635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40021272381
  • 7696926
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)744287664

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