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Eight Juxtapositions

China Through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twain to Manchukuo

Author: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom   Series: Penguin Specials

What do Pope Francis and Xi Jinping have in common? More than you think. Approaching the red Rubik's Cube from a new angle, Jeffrey Wasserstrom challenges conventional commentary on China through eight experimental analogies, finding fresh and surprising ways to look at the Asian superpower.

What do Pope Francis and Xi Jinping have in common? More than you think. Approaching the red Rubik s Cube from a new angle, Jeffrey Wasserstrom challenges conventional commentary on China through eight experimental analogies, finding fresh and surprising ways to look at the Asian superpower."

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What do Pope Francis and Xi Jinping have in common? More than you think. Approaching the red Rubik's Cube from a new angle, Jeffrey Wasserstrom challenges conventional commentary on China through eight experimental analogies, finding fresh and surprising ways to look at the Asian superpower.

What do Pope Francis and Xi Jinping have in common? More than you think. Approaching the red Rubik s Cube from a new angle, Jeffrey Wasserstrom challenges conventional commentary on China through eight experimental analogies, finding fresh and surprising ways to look at the Asian superpower."

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What do Pope Francis and Xi Jinping have in common? More than you think. Approaching the red Rubik's Cube from a new angle, Jeffrey Wasserstrom challenges conventional commentary on China through eight experimental analogies, finding fresh and surprising ways to look at the Asian superpower. 'Wasserstrom's Eight Juxtapositions offers more insight into China than many books five times its length. It's fun as well as illuminating, and it not only reports Wassertrom's thinking, it makes readers think.' Craig Calhoun, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science 'In a series of provocative and playful essays, Jeffrey Wasserstrom's Eight Juxtapositions takes us on a light-hearted and clear-eyed tour of the Chinese landscape. With stops at Tiananmen Square and the Shanghai Expo, the Berlin Wall and the Sistine Chapel, Wasserstrom helps us to see China in a more complex, more realistic, and certainly more interesting way.' Leslie T. Chang, author of Factory Girls- From Village to City in a Changing China

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“"In a series of provocative and playful essays, Jeffrey Wasserstrom's”

"Offers more insight into China than many books five times its length. It's fun as well as illuminating." --Craig Calhoun, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science Eight Juxtapositions takes us on a light-hearted and clear-eyed tour of the Chinese landscape. With stops at Tiananmen Square and the Shanghai Expo, the Berlin Wall and the Sistine Chapel, Wasserstrom helps us to see China in a more complex, more realistic, and certainly more interesting way." --Leslie T. Chang, author, Factory Girls

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About the Author

Jeffrey Wasserstrom is a China scholar and commentator, and currently serves as Chancellor's Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. He has written numerous books on China including China in the 21st Century- What Everyone Needs to Know. He is the editor of the Journal of Asian Studies, the advising editor for China at the Los Angeles Review of Books and contributes regularly to publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Time magazine.

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Publisher
Penguin Random House Australia
Published
22nd February 2016
Pages
104
ISBN
9780734399649
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