Reviews

  • Written by one of the most distinguished scholars on China, this book brings clarity and insight into complex historical issues

    Jung Chang
  • Thorough, fast-moving, and consistently clear. Restless Empire gives an excellent introduction to the vagaries of China’s foreign relations over the last 250 years

    Jonathan Spence, author of The Search for Modern China
  • An authoritative and lucid history of China’s foreign relations from the peak of the Qing dynasty in the eighteenth century to the present day. Anyone seeking to understand the role China may play in our future world should start with this book

    Stephen R. Platt, author of Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom
  • An essential guide to modern China’s often violent encounter with the rest of the world

    Frank Dikotter, author of 'Mao’s Great Famine'

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