Modern China and the New World: The Reemergence of the Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century (Hardcover)
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Randall Doyle and Boshu Zhang have grappled with several of the most important issues relating to the rise of modern China at the beginning of a new millennium in their new book, Modern China and the New World: The Reemergence of the Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century. Topics such as geopolitical influence, U.S.-China relations, the continued role of Henry Kissinger, the Tibet question, and the transformation of the Chinese political system are addressed in this insightful and knowledgeable work.
About the Author
Randall Doyle is currently a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. Department of State. His primary focus is upon democracy, human rights and labor throughout Southeast Asia. This prestigious merit-based fellowship program was created by the U.S. State Department, in 2008, to recruit individuals with significant and successful backgrounds involving various aspects of American foreign policy. Professor Doyle taught East Asian History, Asia-Pacific History, Modern China and American Diplomatic History at Central Michigan University from 2006 to 2011. Dr. Doyle has lived, studied and/or worked in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America during his academic career. Zhang Boshu was born in Beijing in 1955. He received an MA in economics from Zhongguo Renmin Daxue in 1982 and in 1985 passed the entrance examination for the Institute of Philosophy of the graduate school of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. His research has been on critical theory in continental Europe in modern western philosophy. He obtained MA and PhD degrees in philosophy in 1988 and 1991. He has held a post in the Philosophy Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences from 1991 to the present. In recent years he has striven to understand the lessons of success and failure in the history of the past century of China's democratic transition and institutional modernization. He has gradually settled upon criticism of 20th Century Chinese despotism as his main research topic.