When China Rules the World
The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order: Second Edition
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How China's ascendance as an economic superpower will alter the cultural, political, social, and ethnic balance of global power in the twenty-first century, unseating the West and in the process creating a whole new world
According to even the most conservative estimates, China will overtake the United States as the world's largest economy by 2027 and will ascend to the position of world economic leader by 2050. But the full repercussions of China's ascendancy-for itself and the rest of the globe-have been surprisingly little explained or understood. In this far-reaching and original investigation, Martin Jacques offers provocative answers to some of the most pressing questions about China's growing place on the world stage.
Martin Jacques reveals, by elaborating on three historical truths, how China will seek to shape the world in its own image. The Chinese have a rich and long history as a civilization-state. Under the tributary system, outlying states paid tribute to the Middle Kingdom. Ninety-four percent of the population still believes they are one race-"Han Chinese." The strong sense of superiority rooted in China's history promises to resurface in twenty-first century China and in the process strengthen and further unify the country.
A culturally self-confident Asian giant with a billion-plus population, China will likely resist globalization as we know it. This exceptionalism will have powerful ramifications for the rest of the world and the United States in particular. As China is already emerging as the new center of the East Asian economy, the mantle of economic and, therefore, cultural relevance will in our lifetimes begin to pass from Manhattan and Paris to cities like Beijing and Shanghai. It is the American relationship with and attitude toward China, Jacques argues, that will determine whether the twenty-first century will be relatively peaceful or fraught with tension, instability, and danger.
When China Rules the World is the first book to fully conceive of and explain the upheaval that China's ascendance will cause and the realigned global power structure it will create.
From Publishers Weekly
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Two thumbs up!
The author not only grasped the essence of one being a Chinese but the great big picture of its civilization. I tried very hard to disagree, but in most part, I failed.
By learning the real nature of the people and it's society, one could better deal with the inner working and mentality of its leaders.
When China Rules the World
The book goes into too much detail. The book is biased towards the assumption that China will continue it's economic growth and comes to conclusions that may not occur if China stumbles, which it may. State run capitalism is not proven and has a lot of flaws built into it.
China will rule the world
Despite all the numbers , facts and figures this was a riveting account of Chinese history, humiliation and a vision of the future successful dynasty. Although only living there for 2 years , I was fascinated, captivated and convinced that what Martin has described here in this book is absolutely inevitable. A very fair and impartial account , but the outcome is , inevitable. Get your children into Mandarin classes and ensure they have a job in the future.