China Shakes the World: The Rise of a Hungry Nation

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Phoenix, 2007 - China - 244 pages
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"This book elucidates China's rise from the inside out. It describes the people and the places behind the transformation of the world's most populous nation and shows how the emergence of an outsized appetite is convulsing the world. China Shakes the World recognises the manifold strengths of an industrializing power, but it also shows that not all Chinese graphs point upward. In fact, many of the influences felt in Europe and America are the manifestations of profound weaknesses." "Ultimately, though, the question raised by China's ascent comes down to compatibility. Can the West accommodate a country that is in its character and convictions very different from the world created under Pax Americana since the end of World War Two?"--BOOK JACKET.

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About the author (2007)

James Kynge has been a journalist in Asia for 19 years, covering many of the big events that have helped shape the region, including the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing and the bursting of the Japanese 'bubble' in the late 1980s. For seven years he was China Bureau Chief of the Financial Times in Beijing, and is now the Pearson Group's chief representative in China. He speaks Mandarin fluently and has visited every Chinese province. He has won a plethora of journalism awards. He graduated MA (hons) in Chinese and Japanese from Edinburgh University, lives in Beijing and is married with three children.

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