Making China Modern

How China ticks

Issue 86 - spring 2020

If you want to understand China's appearance in the world and learn to assess the risks of its global presence, you first have to deal with the history of world power, says author Klaus Mühlhahn. Therefore, the German sinologist leads the reader step by step through the recent history of China, from the rise of the Qing Dynasty in the early 17th century to the present day. With its detailed overview, Mühlhahn offers new perspectives on one of the economically most powerful countries in the world.

Klaus Mühlhahn Making China Modern, Harvard University Press 2019, 736 pages, EUR 32,00