China's Quest for Modernization: A Historical Perspective

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Wakeman, Frederic, Jr., and Wang Xi, eds.
Research Papers and Policy Studies 41
1997. 383 pp.
ISBN 1-55729-057-1
$25.00

The seventeen essays collected here, written by Chinese and U.S. scholars, explore the reasons for China's historical failure to modernize and develop recommendations on the path China should follow in its current quest for modernization. The book opens with a general review and then moves into economic, political and social, cultural, foreign relations, population, comparative, and regional studies. A recent review notes that "this well-produced book will be of use to scholars and advanced students alike."


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