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"A remarkable achievement...vivid...fluent, graceful.... A publishing event."—Boston Globe
In this widely acclaimed history of modern China, Jonathan Spence achieves a fine blend of narrative richness and efficiency. Praised as "a miracle of readability and scholarly authority," (Jonathan Mirsky) The Search for Modern China offers a matchless introduction to China's history.
About the Author
Jonathan D. Spence is Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, where he has taught for thirty years. He has been awarded MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. The Search for Modern China won the Lionel Gelber Award and the Kiriyama Book Prize.
Monumental.... History that is always lively, always concrete, always comprehensible.
— New York Times
History at its best...all in the vivid, accessible style for which the author is well known.
— Washington Post Book World