When China Rules the World
- The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order
- Sprecher: Scott Peterson
- Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 33 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 17.12.2009
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Gildan Media, LLC
In this far-reaching and original investigation, Martin Jacques offers provocative answers to some of the most pressing questions about China's growing place on the world stage. Martin Jacques reveals, by elaborating on three historical truths, how China will seek to shape the world in its own image. The Chinese have a rich and long history as a civilization-state. Under the tributary system, outlying states paid tribute to the Middle Kingdom. Ninety-four percent of the population still believes they are one race - "Han Chinese." The strong sense of superiority rooted in China's history promises to resurface in 21st century China and in the process strengthen and further unify the country.
A culturally self-confident Asian giant with a billion-plus population, China will likely resist globalization as we know it. This exceptionalism will have powerful ramifications for the rest of the world and the United States in particular. As China is already emerging as the new center of the East Asian economy, the mantle of economic and, therefore, cultural relevance will in our lifetimes begin to pass from Manhattan and Paris to cities like Beijing and Shanghai. It is the American relationship with and attitude toward China, Jacques argues, that will determine whether the 21st century will be relatively peaceful or fraught with tension, instability, and danger.
When China Rules the World is the first book to fully conceive of and explain the upheaval that China's ascendance will cause and the realigned global power structure it will create.
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Von Arnaud Am hilfreichsten 21.06.2016
Good Introduction for beginners
As a former editor for a communist newspaper, Martin Jacques shows clearly his optimism on China and his pessimism on the western world. If the book is clearly a good introduction to China, it does not show the main problems that china needs to overcome such as an ageing population, a huge impact of the pollution on public health and GDP, the increase of import of raw material and growing dependence on imported food and finally the internal war in the communist party. For a beginner it is a good overview but for a specialist of the country this book does not bring much value and insight.