Author(s): Fenby, Jonathan
In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth.The Penguin History of Modern China shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as a victim of brutality on an unmatched scale, of oppression, war and famine. This makes its current position as the newest and, arguably, most important global superpower all the more extraordinary.
Jonathan Fenby's clear, authoritative and brilliantly written account of China's recent past, now updated to take in the ascendency of Xi Jinping and China's global ambitions, is the definitive guide to this remarkable transformation.
About the author:
Jonathan Fenby has edited the Observer, the South China Morning Post and Reuters World Service as well as holding senior positions at the Economist, Independent and Guardian.
His books include Generalissimo- Chiang Kai-Shek and the China He Lost, Dealing with the Dragon- A Year in the New Hong Kong, The General- Charles de Gaulle and the France He Saved, The History of Modern France andTiger Head, Snake Tails- China Today, How It Got There and Where It is Heading.
He is currently Managing Partner and China Director of the analytical service Trusted Sources. He was a made a Commander of the British Empire in 2000 for services to journalism and is a knight of both the Legion d'honneur and the French Order of Merit.
Number of Pages: 848
Publication Date: 20190219
Publisher: Penguin UK
Product Form: Paperback / softback
Dimensions (LxWxH): 198 mm130 mm37 mm
Weight: 615 gr