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ePub Ë Out of China ç Kindle Edition Read Ù gymapparel ´ [PDF] ✑ Out of China By Robert Bickers – Gym-apparel.co.uk SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE The extraordinary and essential story of how China became the powerful country it is today Even at the high noon of Europe's empirOng often agonising process by which the Chinese had by the end of the 20th century regained control of their own country Out of China uses a brilliant array of unusual strange and vivid sources to recreate a now fantastically remote world the corrupt lurid modernity of pre War Shanghai the often tiny patches of 'extra territorial' land controlled by European powers one of which unnoticed had mostly toppled into a river the entrepôts of Hong Kong History of China from 19th to 21st centuryRobert Bickers has written extensively about the history of China under foreign powers and the struggle to form a national identity by various regimes and nationalists Its a good read for ordinary laymen who are not well versed on the history of China but it may provoke controversy among China experts There are comprehensive accounts on foreign legations in large cities and on Cultural Revolution but accounts of Japanese invasion of the country is sparse Chinese people suffered tremendously from the invasion but in my opinion few were mentioned The battles that took the lives of millions on both sides are given a few lines I am also surprised by the scarce mentioning of activities by the Communists and the subseuent Long March to escape he Guomingtang And another economic disaster that the author wrote in a few lines was the rampant inflation that led to the victory of Mao's Communists These have greater conseuences on the migration of Chinese diaspora to South East Asia and the rest of the world Anyway the book is a good read for those studying foreign presence in China from 19th to 20th centuries

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE The extraordinary and essential story of how China became the powerful country it is today Even at the high noon of Europe's empires China managed to be one of the handful of countries not to succumb Invaded humiliated and looted China nonetheless kept its sovereignty Robert Bickers' major new book is the first to describe fully what has proved to be one of the modern era's most important stories the l Bickers would have earned five stars from me had he stopped writing after the 250 or so pages that bring this history to 1949 Until that point he does a brilliant job of illuminating Chinese nationalism artfully mixing the perspective of foreigners which is dominant but never approved of thus useful and that of Chinese However his account of the People's Republic didn't do it for me He spends time talking about how few foreigners there were in Shanghai than the Bandung Conference and generally ignores China's foreign policy after that point When foreign voices become basically irrelevant he starts talking about Maoist faux radicals in the West in the '60s and '70s He also began to overplay his arguments about the impact of Chinese nationalism

eBook Out of China

Out of ChinaAnd Macao and the myriad means through armed threats technology and legal chicanery by which China was kept subservient Today Chinese nationalism stays firmly rooted in memories of its degraded past the uest for self sufficiency a determination both to assert China's standing in the world and its outstanding territorial claims and never to be vulnerable to renewed attack History matters deeply to Beijing's current rulers and Out of China explains w A lively chronicle of China's relationship with imperialists and foreign advisors Decent recounting of how China pushed out the missionary commercial and eventually Soviet influences over the past 200 years Still would have preferred a much deeper account of China's recent economic moves that effectively canceled communism and plugged the country into the world market and international capital flow Bickers concentrates mainly on geopolitics post war beefs Hong Kong and the British etc