China After Mao: The Rise of a Superpower

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Bloomsbury Publishing
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6.4 X 8.6 X 2.1 inches | 1.6 pounds

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About the Author
Frank Dikötter is Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. His books have changed the way historians view China, from the classic The Discourse of Race in Modern China to his award-winning People's Trilogy documenting the lives of ordinary people under Mao. He lives in Hong Kong.

"A useful summary fusing together a wildly diverse set of decades of China under Communist rule, emphasizing just how the party has mutated in form and function." --NPR Online

"A clear-eyed and detailed account." --The Guardian

"A blow-by-blow account ... An important corrective to the conventional view of China's rise." --Financial Times

"One of the most insightful and nuanced looks at the complex rise of China since the Second World War ... engrossing and riveting." - The Diplomatic Courier

"A revolutionary book." --Sunday Times

"Highly-readable." --New Statesman

"Dikötter delivers an excellent, highly critical description of China's spectacular expansion that emphasizes banking, industrial policy, trade, and currency ... a richly informative, disquieting history." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Dikötter (The People's Trilogy) debunks the myth of China's miracle economy in this expert study ...Extensively researched and cogently argued, this is a must-read for China watchers." --Publishers Weekly

"If [The Cultural Revolution] were widely circulated in China, it could undermine the legitimacy of the current regime ... significant event in our understanding of modern China." --New York Times Book Review on THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION

"Mesmerizing ... The Chinese themselves suppress this history, but for anyone who wants to understand the current Beijing regime, this is essential background reading." --Anne Applebaum, on THE TRAGEDY OF LIBERATION

"Dikötter performs here a tremendous service by making legible the hugely controversial origins of the present Chinese political order." --Tim Snyder, on THE TRAGEDY OF LIBERATION