The Modern Scholar: The People's Dynasty

  • by Robert J. Shepherd
  • Narrated by Robert J. Shepherd
  • 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

The state-directed opening of the Chinese economy in 1979 led to a number of radical transformations within Chinese society, but Western understanding of these changes is often limited by erroneous assumptions. Offering a clear picture of the vast economic and social forces of modern-day China, Professor Robert J. Shepherd addresses U.S. investment in China, China's startling economic growth, state vs. society issues in the vast republic, and the effect of social and cultural change on the Chinese people.


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Very interesting book. Shepherd takes in an amazing range of different factors - not just politics or history, though these are dealt with as well - and deals with most issues in an intelligent and concise manner.
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- Bo

Zhong guo

China is a fascinating subject, and very topical at the moment, so I recommend this to anyone keen to find out more about China, its peoples, politics and culture - past and present.
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- Rogayah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-07-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books