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Teach Yourself Modern China is an essential guide to the 'giant of our time'.
Informative yet engaging, it examines how China has developed from its imperial
past to become, by the first decade of the twenty-first century, one of the
world's greatest economic powers. Consider the key characters and events that
have shaped the country we know today - the Chinese revolution, the world wars
and civil war, the triumph of communism, Mao Zedong and his legacy, the Deng
revolution and the Tiananmen Square massacre in order to unravel this
mysterious history. Michael Lynch will then focus on the state of the country
today and its future - in terms of its economy, politics, society and culture
so that China's important place in the international world order can be fully