A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with great range and insight. This will set a new standard for short general histories of China.
Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University
Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, incorporates the crucial social and economic changes that have taken place in China over the last decade. Through rich detail and engaging illustrations, the book traces Chinas history from Neolithic times to the present day.