Speaking to History

Speaking to History

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qPaul Cohen shows us again how a master historian works.q--Timothy Brook, Professor of History, University of Oxford qAn important work for understanding modern China's desire to shake off its 'century of shame.' It takes us to a deeper level of understanding China's sometimes fragile national psyche.q--Ian Johnson, qThe Wall Street Journalq qLike all of Cohen's work, this is a stunningly insightful analysis. It is, without exaggeration, a tour de force, opening up a new world for understanding Chinese political culture. The book is extraordinarily important.q--Keith Schoppa, author of qBlood Road: The Mystery of Shen Dingyi in Revolutionary Chinaq... I was leafing through the 1974 editions of the Nationalist governmenta#39;s Chinese-language textbooks for primary and middle school students. ... Another lesson in the elementary school primer applied the fable to the engineering challengesanbsp;...

Title:Speaking to History
Author:Paul A. Cohen
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2009


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