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Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China's Future
     

Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China's Future

by Timothy Beardson
 

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ISBN-10: 0300165420

ISBN-13: 9780300165425

Pub. Date: 05/21/2013

Publisher: Yale University Press

Can anything prevent China surpassing the United States and becoming the world’s superpower?

Overview

Can anything prevent China surpassing the United States and becoming the world’s superpower?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300165425
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/21/2013
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

List of Abbreviations viii

Introduction: Facing Multiple Challenges 1

1 The Making of Today's China 7

2 The Broken Economic Model 50

3 The Elusive Knowledge Economy 79

4 Finance 115

5 Social Welfare: Missing Umbrella 137

6 The Environment 162

7 Threats to Social Stability 191

8 Threats to Civil Stability 212

9 Identity: Future of State and Party 243

10 America and China: Common Interests, Mutual Antagonisms 269

11 Great Power Relationships 284

12 Central Asia 321

13 Undeclared War in the Fourth Dimension? 339

14 Nervous Neighbours 354

15 China in the World 373

16 Outcomes 398

Notes 436

Bibliography 477

Index 494

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