The Penguin History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present, Second Edition

3.84 avg rating
( 308 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780141975153: The Penguin History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present, Second Edition

In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. The Penguin History of Modern China shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as victim of oppression, war and famine. This makes its current position as arguably the most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. Jonathan Fenby's comprehensive account is the definitive guide to this remarkable transformation.

Reviews:

'His book is a miracle of thoroughness, truthfulness and readability - the perfect primer for a time when China is about to enter all our lives' Sunday Telegraph

'Jonathan Fenby's ... illuminating book [is] the first major history that looks at the country with the eyes of the 21st century rather than the 20th' Rana Mitter, Financial Times

'[It] reads like a novel and is never less than thoughtful and compassionate for the fate of a much-abused people ... [Fenby has] a journalist's eye for telling detail' Herald

'Taut, anecdote-studded ... a great introduction for a general audience, with vivid scene setting and character sketches' Michel Sheridan, Sunday Times

'For an accessible, authoritative, fair and comprehensive and well written account, this would be hard to better' BBC History

'A wonderful history of modern China and a cracking good read' Chris Patten

About the author:

Jonathan Fenby, CBE, has been the editor of the Observer and the South China Morning Post. His books include Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the China He Lost and Dealing with the Dragon: A Year in the New Hong Kong. He is currently Editor-in-Chief and China Editor of the analytical service, Trusted Sources.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. The Penguin History of Modern China shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as victim to brutality on an unmatched scale, to oppression, to war and to famine. This makes its current position as the newest and, arguably, most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. Jonathan Fenby's clear and comprehensive account of China's recent past is the definitive guide to this remarkable transformation.

Review:

His book is a miracle of thoroughness, truthfulness and readability - the perfect primer for a time when China is about to enter all our lives ( Sunday Telegraph)

Jonathan Fenby's ... illuminating book [is] the first major history that looks at the country with the eyes of the 21st century rather than the 20th (Rana Mitter FT)

[It] reads like a novel and is never less than thoughtful and compassionate for the fate of a much-abused people ... [Fenby has] a journalist's eye for telling detail ( Herald)

Taut, anecdote-studded ... a great introduction for a general audience, with vivid scene setting and character sketches (Michel Sheridan Sunday Times)

For an accessible, authoritative, fair and comprehensive and well written account, this would be hard to better ( BBC History)

A wonderful history of modern China and a cracking good read (Chris Patten)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fenby Jonathan, Fenby Jonathan
ISBN 10: 0141975156 ISBN 13: 9780141975153
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 17169114-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jonathan Fenby
ISBN 10: 0141975156 ISBN 13: 9780141975153
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801419751530000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jonathan Fenby
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0141975156 ISBN 13: 9780141975153
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1850, China was the sick man of Asia . Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. The Penguin History of Modern China shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as victim of oppression, war and famine. This makes its current position as arguably the most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. Jonathan Fenby s comprehensive account is the definitive guide to this remarkable transformation. Reviews: His book is a miracle of thoroughness, truthfulness and readability - the perfect primer for a time when China is about to enter all our lives Sunday Telegraph Jonathan Fenby s .illuminating book [is] the first major history that looks at the country with the eyes of the 21st century rather than the 20th Rana Mitter, Financial Times [It] reads like a novel and is never less than thoughtful and compassionate for the fate of a much-abused people .[Fenby has] a journalist s eye for telling detail Herald Taut, anecdote-studded .a great introduction for a general audience, with vivid scene setting and character sketches Michel Sheridan, Sunday Times For an accessible, authoritative, fair and comprehensive and well written account, this would be hard to better BBC History A wonderful history of modern China and a cracking good read Chris Patten About the author: Jonathan Fenby, CBE, has been the editor of the Observer and the South China Morning Post.His books include Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the China He Lost and Dealing with the Dragon: A Year in the New Hong Kong. He is currently Editor-in-Chief and China Editor of the analytical service, Trusted Sources. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141975153

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jonathan Fenby
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0141975156 ISBN 13: 9780141975153
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1850, China was the sick man of Asia . Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. The Penguin History of Modern China shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as victim of oppression, war and famine. This makes its current position as arguably the most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. Jonathan Fenby s comprehensive account is the definitive guide to this remarkable transformation. Reviews: His book is a miracle of thoroughness, truthfulness and readability - the perfect primer for a time when China is about to enter all our lives Sunday Telegraph Jonathan Fenby s .illuminating book [is] the first major history that looks at the country with the eyes of the 21st century rather than the 20th Rana Mitter, Financial Times [It] reads like a novel and is never less than thoughtful and compassionate for the fate of a much-abused people .[Fenby has] a journalist s eye for telling detail Herald Taut, anecdote-studded .a great introduction for a general audience, with vivid scene setting and character sketches Michel Sheridan, Sunday Times For an accessible, authoritative, fair and comprehensive and well written account, this would be hard to better BBC History A wonderful history of modern China and a cracking good read Chris Patten About the author: Jonathan Fenby, CBE, has been the editor of the Observer and the South China Morning Post.His books include Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the China He Lost and Dealing with the Dragon: A Year in the New Hong Kong. He is currently Editor-in-Chief and China Editor of the analytical service, Trusted Sources. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141975153

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jonathan Fenby
Published by Penguin 2013-06-06 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0141975156 ISBN 13: 9780141975153
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin 2013-06-06, 2013. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-04986890

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jonathan Fenby
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141975156 ISBN 13: 9780141975153
New Paperback Quantity Available: 16
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Penguin History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present (2nd Revised edition), Jonathan Fenby, In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. The Penguin History of Modern China shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as victim of oppression, war and famine. This makes its current position as arguably the most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. Jonathan Fenby's comprehensive account is the definitive guide to this remarkable transformation. Reviews: "His book is a miracle of thoroughness, truthfulness and readability - the perfect primer for a time when China is about to enter all our lives". (Sunday Telegraph). "Jonathan Fenby's .illuminating book [is] the first major history that looks at the country with the eyes of the 21st century rather than the 20th". (Rana Mitter, Financial Times). "[It] reads like a novel and is never less than thoughtful and compassionate for the fate of a much-abused people.[Fenby has] a journalist's eye for telling detail". (Herald). "Taut, anecdote-studded .a great introduction for a general audience, with vivid scene setting and character sketches". (Michel Sheridan, Sunday Times). "For an accessible, authoritative, fair and comprehensive and well written account, this would be hard to better". (BBC History). "A wonderful history of modern China and a cracking good read". (Chris Patten). About the author: Jonathan Fenby, CBE, has been the editor of the Observer and the South China Morning Post. His books include Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the China He Lost and Dealing with the Dragon: A Year in the New Hong Kong. He is currently Editor-in-Chief and China Editor of the analytical service, Trusted Sources. Bookseller Inventory # B9780141975153

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Fenby, Jonathan
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2013)
ISBN 10: 0141975156 ISBN 13: 9780141975153
New Softcover Quantity Available: 14
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2013. Book Condition: New. 2013. Second Edition, Second edition. Paperback. In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. For 150 years China has endured as victim of oppression, war and famine. This title shows how turbulent that journey has been. Num Pages: 816 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FPC; 3JH; 3JJ; 3JM; HBJF; HBLL; HBLW; HBLX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 131 x 37. Weight in Grams: 598. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141975153

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Fenby, Jonathan
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141975156 ISBN 13: 9780141975153
New Softcover Quantity Available: 14
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Book Condition: New. 2013. Second Edition, Second edition. Paperback. In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. For 150 years China has endured as victim of oppression, war and famine. This title shows how turbulent that journey has been. Num Pages: 816 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FPC; 3JH; 3JJ; 3JM; HBJF; HBLL; HBLW; HBLX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 131 x 37. Weight in Grams: 598. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141975153

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Fenby, Jonathan
Published by Penguin UK
ISBN 10: 0141975156 ISBN 13: 9780141975153
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin UK. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0141975156 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI899559

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Fenby, Jonathan
ISBN 10: 0141975156 ISBN 13: 9780141975153
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TT-9780141975153

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book