Dragon Rising: An Inside Look At China Today

Dragon Rising: An Inside Look At China Today

by Jasper Becker
ISBN-10:
1426201168
ISBN-13:
2901426201164
Pub. Date:
11/06/2007
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
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Dragon Rising: An Inside Look At China Today

No nation on Earth is as newsworthy as 21st-century China—and no book could be timelier than Dragon Rising, as world attention focuses on China's all-out effort to present itself as a modern world power and on the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Becker is the ideal guide to the profound changes within China that are reshaping global economic, diplomatic, and military strategies. He weaves analysis with anecdotes to address today's pressing uncertainties: How will China cope with pollution, unemployment, and demand for energy? What form will its government take? Can Shanghai's success with urban capitalism be replicated elsewhere? Each chapter focuses on a specific region and its local issues—minority unrest, poverty, corruption—then places them in the broader context of China society as a whole.

Vividly illustrated with photographs that capture the paradox of an ancient culture remaking itself into a dynamic consumer society, Dragon Rising is a wonderfully written, well-rounded, wide-ranging portrait of China's problems and prospects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901426201164
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 11/06/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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