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The Fall and Rise of China
- By: Richard Baum, The Great Courses
- Narrated by: Richard Baum
- Length: 24 hrs and 8 mins
- Original Recording
For most of its 5,000-year existence, China has been the largest, most populous, wealthiest, and mightiest nation on Earth. And for us as Westerners, it is essential to understand where China has been in order to anticipate its future. These 36 eye-opening lectures deliver a comprehensive political and historical overview of one of the most fascinating and complex countries in world history.
Absolutely fantastic! 9.9 out of ten! Would have been a 10/10 if it was updated to include the last 10 years.
- By Alex on 24-04-2019
Insightful, engaging and Practical study in Modern Chinese Politics
As someone who only has vague/limited knowledge of China these lecture series were wonderfully comprehensive and told by one of the greats in Sinology who has deeply engaged in a practical way throughout his life (Not just an academic telling a story from completely outside). Highly recommended.