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Jeffrey Wasserstrom is chancellor’s professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. A specialist in Chinese studies and world history, he has written, co-written, edited and co-edited more than ten books. His most recent ones are China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (third edition, 2018), coauthored with Maura Elizabeth Cunningham, and Eight Juxtapositions: China through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twain to Manchukuo (2016). He is currently completing a short book on Hong Kong for the Columbia Global Reports series, while continuing to work on a global history of the Boxer Crisis of 1900.