Octavo; vg/good-; dj, gray spine with black text in gold panel; dj, moderate shelf wear; three 1" tears; HB, gray spine with gold text; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; frontispiece photo of John King Fairbank; 366pp. ---SHELVE ASIA-CHINA. Rockville.
Very good in fine dust jacket. Basil Blackwell, New York, NY, 1988. 1st Edition, VG+/Fine-, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9", 366pp(Index). DJ lightly rubbed, faint 1" brown stain on top page ends, o.w. clean, tight & bright. NO ink names, bookplates, DJ tears etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 0631158537 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very Good. 0631158537 008252-hardcover---Evans Paul M. JOHN FAIRBANK AND THE AMERICAN UNDERSTANDING OF MODERN CHINA Basil Blackwell (1988). 1st Edition. xvi 366 p. Hardbound with DJ. Very slight wear to extremities. A bright and clean copy. Inscribed on the front free EP (in a very shaky hand) For James O. Freedman with regards and signed by Fairbank. James Freedman was former dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and former president of the University of Iowa and was named president of Dartmouth in 1987. Near Fine/Near Fine. -9780631158530.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Initials of previous owner in ink on fep. xvi, 366 p. A Note on Sources. Notes. Index. Part biography, part intellectual history, this book explores the emergence of 20th-century China as a political force and the rise of US-China relations through the life of one of the most celebrated American intellectual figures of modern time, John King Fairbank. The author reconstructs the central events of Fairbank's life and times, concentrating especially on his role as a scholar and shaper of public opinion and policy. He explores the policy issues and cultural upheavals that accompanied the rise of modern China and US-China relations by examining Fairbank's role in this historic period. He describes the young Fairbank's awakening, during the 1930s, to the realities of Chinese political culture, his advocacy of a liberal response to the Chinese Revolution, his reluctant conversion to the Cold War orthodoxy, his emergence as a belated critic of the Vietnam War, and his self-vindicatory trips to China after the rapprochement of the 1970s. The growth of 20th-century Western knowledge of China, beginning with the writings and activities of a small group of British and American sinologists, developed largely as a result of Fairbank's leadership into a broad and vigorous transnational intellectual community. In rounding out his portrait of Fairbank as scholar-activist and academic entrepreneur, Evans explicates the political and theoretical struggles which have shaped Western understanding of the emergent China.
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