Stephen R. Platt
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Stephen R. Platt

STEPHEN R. PLATT is a historian of modern China. He is a professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and holds a PhD in history from Yale University, where his dissertation won the Theron Rockwell Field Prize. A fellow of the National Committee on US-China Relations' Public Intellectuals Program, he seeks to engage the wider public in deeper issues of China's history and its relations with the West. His newest book is Imperial Twilight (2018), a history of the long-term origins of the Opium War. His previous book, Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom (2012), was a Washington Post notable book and won the Cundill History Prize.

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    • Imperial Twilight

    • The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age
    • By: Stephen R. Platt
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    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
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    As one of the most potent turning points in the country's modern history, the Opium War has since come to stand for everything that today's China seeks to put behind it....

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    • By Carl A. Gallozzi on 09-05-18

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    • Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

    • China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
    • By: Stephen R. Platt
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    • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
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    Stephen R. Platt is widely respected for his incisive nonfiction, particularly in regard to his knowledge and understanding of China.....

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