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‘There is no understanding China, present or future without a sense of its past…Anybody fascinated by the puzzle of what come next for our frail, perplexed planet will find unexpected answers in this crisp, often witty chronicle of amazements.’ Peter Preston, Observer
I have to agree with one of the reviewers who said that it was an achievement just to manage a history of China in a single volume, although it only goes up to the end of the Civil... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amphioxus
Critical and readable. A valuable history of the world's oldest extant civilization. Recommended. Value for money and authoritative. Sets the present in the context of a rich pastPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Really enjoyed this book excellent coverage of history and society and really well written. A little brief on 21st century.Published 8 months ago by davidk
Too technical more for a serious student than someone just wanting to read about Chinese history. Very disappointed, the book is just sitting on bookshelf unread. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Linda Lodge
This review is about the print for the book. The pages are small, like a standard novels, and due to this the print is very small too and the pages very thin. Read morePublished 9 months ago by R. Cashman
the book contains depth and knowledge easily accessible for every reader, whether casual or enthusiasts. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Michael