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Orville Schell

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Orville Schell was educated at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley and is the author of numerous books and articles on China. The former dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Berkeley, he is presently the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York City.

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The China Reader
The Reform Era
Edited by Orville Schell and David Shambaugh


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $17.95

Perhaps no nation in recent history has undergone as total a transformation as China has in the past twenty-five years. For Chinese leaders, the death of Mao Zedong, the rise of Deng Xiaoping, and unprecedented economic growth have spawned new complexities. For the country’s 1.3 billion citizens, changes have been equally... Read more >
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The China Reader
The Reform Era
Written by Orville Schell
Edited by David Shambaugh


Format: eBook, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Discos and Democracy
China in the Throes of Reform
Written by Orville Schell


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 22, 1989
Price: $19.00

In this arresting chronicle of one tumultuous year in China's love-hate relationship with the West, Orville Schell brings us a revealing analysis of the Chinese reform movement. Read more >
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Discos and Democracy
China in the Throes of Reform
Written by Orville Schell


Format: eBook, 408 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 6, 2010
Price: $14.99

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"Watch Out for the Foreign Guests!"
China Encounters the West
Written by Orville Schell


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 19, 2011
Price: $14.99

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Wealth and Power
China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century
Written by Orville Schell and John Delury


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $17.00

Through a series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today’s foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country’s rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic... Read more >
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Wealth and Power
China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century
Written by Orville Schell and John Delury


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $30.00

Through a series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today’s foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country’s rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Wealth and Power
China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century
Written by Orville Schell and John Delury


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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