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date: 30 June 2022

p. 11. What is modern China?locked

p. 11. What is modern China?locked

  • Rana Mitter

Abstract

China is the world’s most populous country with a rapidly growing economy, an expanding political presence, and at the beginning of the 21st century, 1.3 billion people lived there. ‘What is modern China?’ looks at what China looks like today. China is going through a massive period of change. It is a major actor in the world markets. Despite its image of prosperity, it is fast becoming one of the world’s most unequal societies. China is also suffering from a resource and environmental crisis. China today is a mix of indigenous social influences and customs and external influences. Does China regard itself as modern?

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