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This absorbing history of China, from early times to the present, covers the country's complex political, economic structures and culture in a concise yet nuanced manner. The third edition has been revised and expanded in light of recent research, bringing the story right up to date and including a new chronology.
J. A. G. ROBERTS is Visiting Research Fellow in History at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He has taught and written extensively on the histories of China and Japan and has a special interest in Western perceptions of Chinese and Japanese society.