Book Details

Author  Peter Xiaoming Yu
Publisher  Strategic Book Publishing
Publication Date   February 9, 2011
Pages  244


As the authors point out, China has arrived, big time. To ignore the Chinese is foolish. Yet, where does one begin? Getting a handle on China, with its sweeping history and vast cultural diversity, is, for most, a daunting task. China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society provides a much-needed starting point for piecing together the many parts of the complex puzzle that is China. More than simply a guidebook or historical survey, this rich volume bridges geography, culture, politics, and beliefs to present a nuanced picture of a nation that is often misunderstood by those seeking to view it through a Western lens. Whether one is approaching China for the first time or seeking to fill the gaps in one’s existing understanding of things Chinese, this book provides an abundance of useful information. - Brent Fulton, Ph.D., Director, ChinaSource

About the Authors:
Peter Xiaoming Yu grew up in Shanghai, China, but currently teaches and writes at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. His next project is a Chinese calligraphy book he is currently revising.

G. Wright Doyle is Director of Global China Center ( and of China Institute ( He lives in Charlottesville but, like Dr. Yu, often travels to Asia.

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