In this episode, Rana Mitter introduces modern China, a country full of contradictions that continues to make global headlines as it balances its past with its future.
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Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China and Director of the University China Centre at the University of Oxford. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Manchurian Myth: Nationalism, Resistance, and Collaboration in Modern China (University of California Press, 2000) and A Bitter Revolution: China’s Struggle with the Modern World (OUP, 2004). His most recent book is China’s War with Japan, 1937-1945 (Penguin, 2014), which won the 2014 Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature, and was a 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title. He is a presenter for BBC Radio 3’s arts and ideas programme, Free Thinking.
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