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Twentieth Century China: A History in Documents

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BY R. KEITH SCHOPPA
NEW YORK: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2004
208 PAGES. LIBRARY BINDING, ISBN: 0-19-514745-6

Diverse voices from China’s turbulent twentieth century call out from the pages of the valuable teaching resource Twentieth Century China. R. Keith Schoppa, author of several excellent monographs and textbooks on modern Chinese history, divides the history of the past hundred years into thirteen chronological chapters in this new work. For each, he provides a brief introduction followed by several relevant documents in a variety of forms: political manifestos, personal letters, travelers’ reports, cartoons, photographs, etc. Most of the documents have already been published in English-language books, but Schoppa also provides some newly-translated material, as well as a timeline and recommendations for additional reading.