By Marte Kjær Galtung, Stig Stenslie

Communism is useless in China. “China Inc.” is purchasing up the realm. China has the U.S. over a barrel. The chinese language are only copycats. China is an environmental baddie, China is colonizing Africa. Mao was once a monster. the top of the Communist regime is close to. The twenty first century belongs to China. Or does it? Marte Kjær Galtung and Stig Stenslie spotlight forty nine familiar myths approximately China’s previous, current, and destiny and weigh their fact or fiction. top an enlightening and unique journey, the authors debunk common “knowledge” approximately chinese language tradition, society, politics, and economic climate. at times, chinese language themselves inspire wrong impressions. yet a lot of those myths are quite approximately how we Westerners see ourselves, inasmuch as China or the chinese language everyone is depicted as what we're not. Western perceptions of the empire within the East have for hundreds of years oscillated among sinophilia and sinophobia, inspired via old adjustments within the West up to via occasions in China. This well timed and provocative ebook deals an attractive and compelling window on a emerging strength we frequently misunderstand.

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