China today is rife with contradictions: it's a peasant society with futuristic cities, an ancient civilization striving for a modern identity. This "Brief Insight" paints a succinct and integrated picture of the country and its history, politics, and culture. Covering a range of topics from China's economic boom and its record on freedom to the Beijing Olympics and the position of women in society, "Modern China" is an indispensable starting point for anyone striving to understand the world's most populous nation.

Modern China 2009, Sterling, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781402768934