China Social History

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    • From the Ancient Dynasties to a Modern Superpower: A Retelling for Our Times
    • By: Linda Jaivin
    • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 11-30-21
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 41 ratings
    • From kung-fu to tofu, tea to trade routes, sages to silk, China has influenced cuisine, commerce, military strategy, aesthetics, and philosophy across the world for thousands of years....

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    • Facing History
    • By: Ezra F. Vogel
    • Narrated by: Eric Jason Martin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 01-14-20
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 88 ratings
    • China and Japan have cultural and political connections that stretch back 1,500 years. But today, their relationship is strained. Ezra Vogel's China and Japan examines key turning points in Sino-Japanese history....

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    • How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History
    • By: Sarah Rose
    • Narrated by: Sarah Rose
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 03-18-10
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 281 ratings
    • Here is the remarkable account of Robert Fortune's journeys into China - a thrilling narrative that combines history, geography, botany, natural science, and old-fashioned adventure....

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    • The Epic History of a World Power from the Middle Kingdom to Mao and the China Dream
    • By: Michael Wood
    • Narrated by: Liam Gerrard
    • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 06-28-22
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 ratings
    • Michael Wood has travelled the length and breadth of China, the world's oldest civilization and longest lasting state, to tell a thrilling story of intense drama, fabulous creativity, and deep humanity that stretches back thousands of years.

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    • A Journey Through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea, and Japan
    • By: Michael Booth
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 04-14-20
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 161 ratings
    • There is an ancient Chinese proverb that states, "Two tigers cannot share the same mountain." However, in East Asia, there are three tigers on that mountain: China, Japan, and Korea, and they have a long history of turmoil and tension with each other....

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    • By: Ezra F. Vogel
    • Narrated by: Eric Jason Martin
    • Length: 33 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 03-23-21
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 326 ratings
    • Once described by Mao Zedong as a "needle inside a ball of cotton", Deng was the pragmatic yet disciplined driving force behind China's radical transformation in the late 20th century....

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    • Firsthand Accounts of Japan's Wartime Human Experimentation Program
    • By: Hal Gold, Yuma Totani - foreword
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 08-18-20
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 252 ratings
    • Some of the cruelest deeds of Japan's war in Asia did not occur on the battlefield, but in quiet, antiseptic medical wards in obscure parts of China. Far from front lines and prying eyes, Japanese doctors and their assistants subjected human guinea pigs to gruesome medical experiments....

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    • By: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 07-08-04
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 329 ratings
    • Born over 2,400 years ago, warrior, thinker, and leader Sun Tzu lived during a time of great internecine conflict in China....

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    • The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution
    • By: Helen Zia
    • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
    • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 04-23-19
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 481 ratings
    • The dramatic real-life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China's 1949 Communist revolution....

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    • By: Yu Hua, Allan H. Barr - translator
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 04-30-12
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 286 ratings
    • China in Ten Words is a refreshingly candid vision of the “Chinese miracle” and all its consequences, from the singularly invaluable perspective of a writer living in China today....

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    • By: China Miéville
    • Narrated by: China Miéville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 05-20-22
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 50 ratings
    • In 1848, The Communist Manifesto was published by two émigrés from Germany. This is a strikingly imaginative take on Marx and what his most haunting book has to say to us today....

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    • The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers
    • By: Richard McGregor
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 01-28-20
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 156 ratings
    • The Party is Financial Times reporter Richard McGregor's eye-opening investigation into China's Communist Party, and the integral role it has played in the country's rise as a global superpower and rival to the United States....

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    • A Concise Introduction to Chinese History, Culture, Dynasties, Mythology, Great Achievements & More of the Oldest Living Civilization
    • By: History Brought Alive
    • Narrated by: R. E. Harter
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 05-26-22
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings
    • While there are many books that explore China’s history, public knowledge is still lacking....

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    • Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?
    • By: Graham Allison
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 05-30-17
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073 ratings
    • When Athens went to war with Sparta some 2,500 years ago, the Greek historian Thucydides identified one simple cause: A rising power threatened to displace a ruling one....

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    • Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State
    • By: Elizabeth C. Economy
    • Narrated by: Jo Anna Perrin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 12-12-18
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 257 ratings
    • Eminent China scholar Elizabeth C. Economy provides an incisive look at the transformative changes underway in China today....

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    • What Everyone Needs to Know®
    • By: Arthur R. Kroeber
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 07-24-18
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 238 ratings
    • China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know is a concise introduction to the most astonishing economic growth story of the last three decades. In the 1980s, China was an impoverished backwater. Today it is the world's second biggest economy....

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    • A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
    • By: Yang Jisheng, Stacy Mosher - translator, Guo Jian - translator
    • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
    • Length: 26 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 03-30-21
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings
    • Following his groundbreaking and award-winning history of the Great Famine, Yang Jisheng presents the only history of the Cultural Revolution by an independent scholar based in mainland China, and makes a crucial contribution to understanding those years' lasting influence today....

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    • America and China, 1776 to the Present
    • By: John Pomfret
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 30 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 11-29-16
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 188 ratings
    • Our relationship with China remains one of the most complex and rapidly evolving and is perhaps one of the most important to our nation's future....

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    • A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957
    • By: Frank Dikotter
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 07-21-20
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 123 ratings
    • Following the defeat of Chiang Kai-shek in 1949, after a bloody civil war, Mao hoisted the red flag over Beijing's Forbidden City, and the world watched as the Communist revolution began to wash away the old order....

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