The Complete Idiot's Guide to Modern China (Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback))

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A lucid presentation of China's contemporary culture and society and the modern historical landmarks that have influenced it are the centerpiece of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Modern China. Defining events that will be covered in the first half of the book range from Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution to the era of Deng Xiaoping and the Tiananman Square Massacre to China's more recent take over of Hong Kong and its acceptance into the WTO. The latter half of the guide will examine important but complex questions about Chinese domestic challenges with human rights, education, the environment, Tibet and opportunities in economic growth and world leadership, as well as its increasingly important foreign relations--friendly and hostile.

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Noted historian Edwin P. Hoyt was born in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of more than 100 books, including The Rise of the Chinese Republic, From The Last Emperor to Deng Xiao Ping, The Day the Chinese Attacked, 199 Days: The Battle for Stalingrad three volumes of history of the Korean War, Japan's War, and is currently working on a history of China's war against Japan. He has visited China several times since the end of World War II. He lives in Japan with his wife Hiroko.

Michael Benson is the author of 20 books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide® to NASA and The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Pro Wrestling, Second Edition. He has also written biographies of Bill Clinton, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Gloria Estefan. Originally from Rochester, N.Y., he is a graduate of Hofstra University and lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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