Understanding China [3rd Edition]: A Guide to China’s Economy, History, and Political Culture

After ten years, John Bryan Starr has thoroughly modified and updated his classic summary of the background of, the data about, and the issues at share in China’s present and future. In the new edition, Starr seamlessly weaves in additional material on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese government’s ongoing efforts to suppress the influence of the Internet, and the accelerating trade disputes involving the Usa States and China. Short and snappy, modest, and refreshingly forthright, Understanding China remains an essential guide for the uninformed to everything from the Chinese economy and politics system, to its mental freedoms and human rights, to its relationship with the people all over the world.