Marte Kjær Galtung,Stig Stenslie's 49 Myths about China PDF

By Marte Kjær Galtung,Stig Stenslie

Communism is useless in China. “China Inc.” is deciding to buy up the realm. China has the USA 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 favourite myths approximately China’s earlier, current, and destiny and weigh their fact or fiction. prime an enlightening and interesting journey, the authors debunk frequent “knowledge” approximately chinese language tradition, society, politics, and financial system. often times, chinese language themselves inspire unsuitable impressions. yet lots of those myths are rather 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, motivated via old alterations within the West up to through occasions in China. This well timed and provocative e-book deals a fascinating and compelling window on a emerging strength we regularly misunderstand.

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