Review from previous edition
Breathtaking and authoritative (Graham Hutchings, former China Correspondent, Daily Telegraph
An impressive and inventively researched book (Financial Times
With compelling prose and insightful analysis, Rana Mitter paints a brilliant, lively portrait critical to understanding the soul of modern China (Iris Chang, New York Times best-selling author of The Rape of Nanking
About the Author
Rana Mitter is University Lecturer in the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of St Cross College. He is the author of The Manchurian Myth: Nationalism, Resistance, and Collaboration in Modern China
(2000) and co-editor (with Patrick Major) of Across the Blocs: Cold War Cultural and Social Histories
(2003). He has broadcast on topics to do with ancient and modern China and Japan on History Channel television documentaries and on radio.