Dragon And The Wild Goose

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An ambitious—in fact, audacious—book. As far as I know, no one else has attempted such a wide-ranging analysis, and comparison, in depth of these two countries—which are not only the most populous countries in the world but among the most complex ones. I do not know anyone else today who would have either the temerity or the ability to make the kind of sophisticated, subtle, comparative analysis that Taylor does of these two great countries. If he had asked my opinion, before he started, on whether he should ...

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Overview

An ambitious—in fact, audacious—book. As far as I know, no one else has attempted such a wide-ranging analysis, and comparison, in depth of these two countries—which are not only the most populous countries in the world but among the most complex ones. I do not know anyone else today who would have either the temerity or the ability to make the kind of sophisticated, subtle, comparative analysis that Taylor does of these two great countries. If he had asked my opinion, before he started, on whether he should attempt to write such a book, I probably would have advised him not to attempt the impossible. But in my opinion he pulls it off successfully. In short, I think it is a real tour de force.

A. Doak Barnett, Johns Hopkins University

This stimulating work offers a broad comparison of Indian and Chinese societies and the factors that have shaped their approaches to modernization. It describes India historically as a conquest society and China as a siege society, and examines Chinese and Indian attitudes toward religion, art, sex, family life, authority, foreigners, and each other. A comparison is made of the current social dynamics in the two countries, including sections on the new maharajas and the new mandarins, and on the large poverty groups that continue to exist in both countries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275936013
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/1991
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

JAY TAYLOR is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, he has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and as Political Counselor at the American Embassy in Beijing.

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Table of Contents

Prologue

Convergence and Divergence

Legacies

Historic Contacts

The Balance of Cultural and Physical Factors

Gandhi and Mao

New Societies and Old Attitudes

Political Streams

Changing Pace in Industry

The Greening of the Revolutions

Love: Yin and Yoni

Art and the Artist

Language and Learning

Science: Old and New

Population and Health

Internal Divisions: Two Solutions

Dealing with the World

Stereotypes and Images

Prospects for the Future

A Philosophical Choice

Bibliography

Index

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