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By Marte Kjær Galtung,Stig Stenslie

Communism is lifeless in China. “China Inc.” is procuring 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 used to be a monster. the tip 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. best an enlightening and pleasing travel, the authors debunk frequent “knowledge” approximately chinese language tradition, society, politics, and economic climate. every so often, chinese language themselves motivate incorrect impressions. yet a lot of those myths are quite approximately how we Westerners see ourselves, inasmuch as China or the chinese language individuals are depicted as what we're not. Western perceptions of the empire within the East have for hundreds of years oscillated among sinophilia and sinophobia, prompted through ancient alterations within the West up to by means of occasions in China. This well timed and provocative booklet bargains an attractive and compelling window on a emerging strength we frequently misunderstand.

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