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Title:  The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds (Paperback)
Binding:  Paperback: 279 pages
Author:  Jonathan D. Spence(Author)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (October 1, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 039331989X
ISBN-13: 9780393319897

Product Dimensions: 
8.3 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
Category(ies) :  History
Shipping weights:  11.4 ounces
Price: RMB160.00
Reading level : 
BookDescription

Explores the West's views of China over the course of seven centuries, from Marco Polo's depiction to that of Franz Kafka.

 



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Jonathan D. Spenceis a British-born historian and public intellectual specializing in Chinese history. He has been Sterling Professor of History at Yale University since 1993. His most famous book is The Search for Modern China, which has become one of the standard texts on the last several hundred years of Chinese history. A prolific author, reviewer, and essayist, he has written a dozen books on China. His research takes him to many Chinese universities.
Widely recognized as a leading scholar of Chinese history, Spence was president of the American Historical Association for the 2004-2005 term. While his primary focus has been on medieval China, he has also written a biography of Mao Zedong and Treason by the Book, exploring an intriguing episode of 18th-century history. Spence teaches a popular undergraduate class at Yale on the history of Modern China 1600-2007 (offered every other spring semester).


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