Overview:Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination - SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZEThe extraordinary and essential story of how China became thepowerful country it is today.Even at the high noon of Europe's empires China managed to be one of the handful of countries not to succumb.Invaded, humiliated and looted, China nonetheless kept its sovereignty.Robert Bickers' major new book is the first to describe fully what has proved to be one of the modern era's most important stories: the long, often agonising process by which the Chinese had by the end of the 20th century regained control of their own country.Out of China uses a brilliant array of unusual, strange and vivid sources to recreate a now fantastically remote world: the corrupt, lurid modernity of pre-War Shanghai, the often tiny patches of 'extra-territorial' land controlled by European powers (one of which, unnoticed, had mostly toppled into a river), the entrepots of Hong Kong and Macao, and the myriad means, through armed threats, technology and legal chicanery, by which China was kept subservient. Today Chinese nationalism stays firmly rooted in memories of its degraded past - the quest for self-sufficiency, a determination both to assert China's standing in the world and its outstanding territorial claims, and never to be vulnerable to renewed attack.History matters deeply to Beijing's current rulers - and Out of China explains why.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725707-9780718192396. It was written by the following authors: Robert Bickers. Book Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination, which can be read online, published by the company: Penguin Books Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: History. The book was published on 2018-03-29 00:00:00. It has 576 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 417 g. File for download Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination has PDF format and is called out-of-china-how-the-chinese-ended-the-era-of-western-domination.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.

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