China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 12, 2011 - History - 528 pages
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The definitive book on China's uneasy transformation into an economic and political superpower by two Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters. An insightful and thought-provoking analysis of daily life in China, China Wakes is an exemplary work of reportage. 16 pages of photos.


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Over a decade later this is still some of the most perceptive writing on China in the English language. Essential for China-watchers. Many of the issues the authors' finger are still very live today. Read full review

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This thought-provoking analysis of daily life in China is the first book to rival Fox Butterfield's China: Alive in the Bitter Sea (LJ 4/15/82). All the authors are New York Times correspondents, but ... Read full review

Contents

Flying Pigeon
2
What Kind of Chinese Are You Anyway?
32
Ghosts
62
Red Emperors
92
The Dynastic Cycle
129
The Good Earth
158
The Rotting State
184
Where Have All the Babies Gone?
210
Marching Toward Money
306
The God of Wealth
338
Blood and Iron
366
Taming the Dragon
392
The Taiwan Option
433
The Next Dynasty
442
Afterword
461
Notes
467

Castrating the Thinkers
242
A Room of Ones Own
276
Acknowledgments
491
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