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The Resource The Invention of China

The Invention of China

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The Invention of China
Title
The Invention of China
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Summary
A provocative account showing that "China"—and its 5,000 years of unified history—is a national myth, created only a century ago with a political agenda that persists to this day China's current leadership lays claim to a 5,000-year-old civilization, but "China" as a unified country and people, Bill Hayton argues, was created far more recently by a small group of intellectuals. In this compelling account, Hayton shows how China's present-day geopolitical problems—the fates of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and the South China Sea—were born in the struggle to create a modern nation-state. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, reformers and revolutionaries adopted foreign ideas to "invent' a new vision of China. By asserting a particular, politicized version of the past the government bolstered its claim to a vast territory stretching from the Pacific to Central Asia. Ranging across history, nationhood, language, and territory, Hayton shows how the Republic's reworking of its past not only helped it to justify its right to rule a century ago—but continues to motivate and direct policy today
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Hayton, Bill
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  • Nonfiction
  • History
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The Invention of China
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OVERDRIVE:0d686fad-756d-43cf-b38d-ed3902216100
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780300256062
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Invention of China
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0d686fad-756d-43cf-b38d-ed3902216100
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780300256062
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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