The Globalist’s Top Books on China
What are the ten most intriguing books on China published in the last decade?
August 11, 2008
|1.||Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn: Thunder from the East — Portrait of a Rising Asia
Will China take over the number one spot in the league of global leaders 40 years from now?
|2.||Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao: Will the Boat Sink the Water? — The Life of China’s Peasants
Can China continue its economic rise without alienating its peasant population?
|3.||Rachel DeWoskin: Foreign Babes in Beijing
What is life like for an American expatriate — turned Chinese TV star — living in China’s capital city?
|4.||Mark Leonard: What Does China Think?
Can China produce its own model of democracy separate from Western ideals?
|5.||Thomas Campanella: The Concrete Dragon
What are the long-term effects of hasty urban planning and questionable construction standards in China?
|6.||John Pomfret: Chinese Lessons
As compared to the China of a quarter century ago, what has since changed — and what remains the same?
|7.||Elizabeth C. Economy: China’s Challenge — Beyond the Economy
What environmental challenges do China’s political leaders face?
Ernest H. Preeg: India and China — An Advanced Technology Race and How the United States Should Respond
Will a lack of unified national purpose cause the United States to fall behind Asia?
|9.||Will Hutton: The Writing on the Wall
Despite recent economic reforms, how much influence does China’s government still exert over the private sector?
|10.||The Dawn of Global Trade: When Asia Was the World
How did Asia shape international trade more than a millennium ago?