The Globalist’s Top Books on China

What are the ten most intriguing books on China published in the last decade?

August 11, 2008

What are the ten most intriguing books on China published in the last decade?
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?

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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?

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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?

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4. Mark Leonard: What Does China Think?
Can China produce its own model of democracy separate from Western ideals?

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5. Thomas Campanella: The Concrete Dragon
What are the long-term effects of hasty urban planning and questionable construction standards in China?

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6. John Pomfret: Chinese Lessons
As compared to the China of a quarter century ago, what has since changed — and what remains the same?

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7. Elizabeth C. Economy: China’s Challenge — Beyond the Economy

What environmental challenges do China’s political leaders face?

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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?

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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?

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10. The Dawn of Global Trade: When Asia Was the World

How did Asia shape international trade more than a millennium ago?

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