"Perhaps the most lively account of modern China -- full of meticulous data as well as fascinating episodic illustrations. A great fusion of social science and humanisitic approaches." -- Vipan Chandra Wheaton College
"A classic comprehensive work with broad appeal." -- Richard H. Bradford, West Virginia Tech
"The best textbook on modern China in all languages, including Chinese .... It is comprehensive and yet interesting to read." -- Key Ray Chong, Texas Tech University
"A work of splendid balance and narrative clarity." -- Harry Dahlheimer, SUNY Cortland College --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.