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The Search for Modern China by  Jonathan D Spence - Hardcover - 2nd ptg - 1990 - from Twin City Antiquarian Books and Biblio.com

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The Search for Modern China

by Spence, Jonathan D

Condition: VG+/Near Fine


New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1990. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Red cloth, gilt titles on spine, red dec. on front board, endpaper maps, xxvii, 876 pp, 49 maps in text, 49 tables, 52 ff b & w plates, 16 ff color plates, bibliography, glossary, notes, index. Slight wear to edges. Price-clipped DJ with slight edge wear; in Brodart archival cover. History of China from the late Ming dynasty to the Tienanmen Square massacre, with emphasis on the 20th century. Shipping weight 5 lbs.. 2nd ptg. . VG+/Near Fine. 24 X 16½ cm.


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