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China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom (Samuel and Althea Stroum Book) Hardcover – March 1, 2010

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Product Details

  • Series: Samuel and Althea Stroum Book
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press; 1St Edition edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780295989976
  • ISBN-13: 978-0295989976
  • ASIN: 0295989971
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,177,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Richard Baum's China Watcher offers us a distinctive view into China and the field of China watching . . . Many in the profession will find his journey familiar, yet even professionals will find the book engaging because he so openly and candidly shines a light on what it has meant to be a China hand over the past 40 years." --Scott Kennedy, Pacific Affairs, June 2011

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This audacious and illuminating memoir reflects on 40 years of learning about the People's Republic of China through China watching--the process by which outsiders gather and decipher official and unofficial information to figure out what's really going on behind China's veil of political secrecy and propaganda.--Richard Baum is professor of political science at UCLA. His many books include Burying Mao: Chinese Politics in the Age of Deng Xiaoping. He is the presenter of a Great Courses video lecture series published by the Teaching Company.

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