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Rescuing history from the nation questioning narratives of modern China by Prasenjit Duara

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Civilization, Oriental.,
  • China -- Historiography.,
  • China -- History -- 20th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-257) and index.

StatementPrasenjit Duara.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 275 p. ;
Number of Pages275
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22378813M
ISBN 100226167224

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