Westad has produced an entertaining, fulsome and useful addition to the deluge of literature on China. That's why this book is so useful.
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For China, perhaps more than any other country, understanding its past is key to understanding its present and future Westad constructs his narrative from sources that include other scholarship, personal anecdotes and primary research, but with an accessible style. Restless Empire is a great example of macro-history written for the general reader.
Global Asia [Restless Empire] is a richly detailed, elegant meditation on China's search to define its role in the world, and answer that elemental question: What is China? Westad masterfully relates China's vertiginous 19th-century decline, restless 20th-century experimenting with modernity and its dizzying resurgence today A learned history.
Library Journal [A] nuanced interpretation of the history of China's foreign relations This is essential reading for students of modern Chinese history and for those interested in China's growing role in world affairs. Westad's ability to lucidly explain a complex subject makes this an excellent introduction. Stephen R. Platt, author of Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom Odd Arne Westad's Restless Empire is an authoritative and lucid history of China's foreign relations from the peak of the Qing dynasty in the eighteenth century to the present day.
RESTLESS EMPIRE: China and the World Since 1750 | By Odd Arne Westad
Anyone seeking to understand the role China may play in our future world should start with this book. Jung Chang, author of Wild Swans and co-author of Mao: The Unknown Story Written by one of the most distinguished scholars on China, this book brings clarity and insight into complex historical issues. It gives an excellent introduction to the vagaries of China's foreign relations over the last years. Frank Dikotter, author of Mao's Great Famine An essential guide to modern China's often violent encounter with the rest of the world.
Kirkus Reviews An astute, succinct study of modern China emphasizing overarching themes like hybrid identity and foreign influence rather than nationalism and centrality A fresh look at a confounding nation the West has not yet figured out. Publishers Weekly [A] savvy history Westad manages to compress a vast and complex history into a well-paced narrative that helps readers understand China's growing centrality in international affairs.
Booklist, starred review A superb story of China's historically 'schizophrenic' relationship with the outside world Westad has provided readers with both a remarkable and timely glimpse behind the curtain that is required reading for anyone interested in Chinese political history and economic development and the future of China's position in the international community.
Arne Westad has written a really excellent book which represents a very important building block in this task -- the relationship between China and the world since Highly accessible, insightful, full of good sense and wise judgment, and, as one would expect, extremely well-informed, it deserves to be both influential and widely read. Reviews Schrijf een review.
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