Why China Will Never Rule the World

Why China Will Never Rule the World

Travels in the Two Chinas

Book - 2011
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After having lived in Taipei for ten years, Troy Parfitt sets out on an epic journey to test the theory that China is ascending toward a position of global hegemony. The result is a whirlwind tour of the Chinese world, one that enlightens, astonishes, and entertains. Parfitt shows us that he is the perfect China tour guide-the steward of an intimate knowledge of the nation's history, culture, and psyche yet not serving any interest other than an investigative one. Here is a unique and powerful book, one that will change the way people think about China and its great rise. Why China Will Never Rule the World is a tour de force; vital for anyone wishing to understand what China is, what is has been, and what it is likely to become.
Publisher: Saint John, N.B. : Western Hemisphere Press, [2011], c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780986803505
0986803502
Branch Call Number: 951.06 PAR NVD
Characteristics: 416 p. ; 22 cm

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Mar 25, 2014

Interesting alternative perspective into China that western media shed little light on- namely, daily life in China, the Chinese view of foreigners and their place in the world, the Chinese psyche, and their interpretation of history. While the author takes, in my view, an overly negative view of all things China, his arguments around the incompatibility of Chinese values limiting the country's rise are compelling, while his colourful and cynical sarcasm make for an entertaining read. Recommend.

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