EBK: China Today, 1st Edition

  • Fan Xiangtao
  • Wu Dingmin
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  • ISBN-10: 981489625X
  • ISBN-13: 9789814896252
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  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released January 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Since the late 1970s, China has undergone significant changes. Four decades of reform and opening-up have transformed the country economically, socially, and culturally. China Today traces China’s unique journey toward modernization with a focus on contemporary China after 1949. The book aims to provide an overview of China’s current urban, economic, technological, and cultural landscapes for international readers. The 18 chapters cover a wide range of topics—from ethnic festivals and the education system to e-commerce and scientific innovations—with each chapter well-illustrated with photographs and images, presenting the vibrancy and expansiveness of China’s transformations over the decades.
China Today also discusses China’s plans and visions for the future of not only the nation itself, but also the world. As China embarks on a new era of reform and opening-up, it will engage more actively with the world as an increasingly important global player.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 9814896241 | ISBN-13: 9789814896245

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Fan Xiangtao

FAN Xiangtao is a professor at College of Foreign Languages, Nanjing Univer sity of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), and vice president of Jiangsu Provincial Translators Association and Nanjing Municipal Translators Association. He has been awarded Excellent Teacher and My Favorite Tutor of NUAA. He has published nearly 60 research papers, 2 academic books, 5 books translated from English into Chinese, and 6 language textbooks. He is now mainly engaged in research on the translation of Chinese classics and on cultural communication.

Wu Dingmin

WU Dingmin is a retired professor at College of Foreign Languages, NUAA. He is the author of A Panoramic View of Chinese Culture published by Simon & Schuster, Inc. (2016), and China Country Profile by Jiangsu Phoenix Vocational Education Books Co. Ltd. (2019). In recent years, he has been lecturing on the Chinese language and culture in Turkey (Anadolu University), France (Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Metz), and the United Kingdom (University of Edinburgh).