Patterns of Modern Chinese History by Charles A. DesnoyersPatterns of Modern Chinese History by Charles A. Desnoyers

Patterns of Modern Chinese History

byCharles A. Desnoyers

Paperback | February 26, 2016

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Patterns of Modern Chinese History offers a broad narrative of the period starting with the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) to the present. Providing in-depth coverage of modern Chinese history, this introductory text combines proven pedagogical features, a fluid narrative, and the latest scholarshipto examine large patterns and their origins, interactions, and adaptations. Its versatile organization accommodates both chronological and thematic approaches, as well as different curricula. The narrative begins with an introductory Part that examines the origins and development of imperial Chinathrough the end of the Ming dynasty. Beginning at the height of imperial China's wealth and power, the second Part traces it through its downward spiral and ultimate demise, and following its revolutions, civil wars, invasions, radical political interlude, and rise once again to worldprominence.
Charles A. Desnoyers is Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at La Salle University. His books include Patterns of World History, Second Edition (OUP, 2014), coauthored with Peter von Sivers and George B. Stow, and A Journey to the East: Li Gui's "A New Account of a Trip Around the Globe" (2004).
Title:Patterns of Modern Chinese HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 26, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199946450

ISBN - 13:9780199946457

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"Patterns of Modern Chinese History has a number of strengths, including a fluid narrative style. It also has the advantage of incorporating the latest research in the field, including recent scholarship that places China in the larger context of world history. This helps connect China tolarger trends in world history and makes the study of Chinese history relevant to those in other parts of the world." --Peter Worthing, Texas Christian University