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    DescriptionFor well over two hundred years we have lived in a western-made world, one where the very notion of being modern is inextricably bound up with being western. The twenty-first century will be different. The rise of China, India and the Asian tigers means that, for the first time, modernity will no longer be exclusively western. The west will be confronted with the fact that its systems, institutions and values are no longer the only ones on offer. The key idea of Martin Jacques' ground-breaking new book is that we are moving into an era of contested modernity. The central player in this new world will be China. Continental in size and mentality, China is a 'civilization-state' whose characteristics, attitudes and values long predate its existence as a nation-state. Although clearly influenced by the west, its extraordinary size and history mean that it will remain highly distinct, and as it exercises its rapidly growing power it will change much more than the world's geo-politics. The nation-state as we understand it will no longer be globally dominant, and the Westphalian state-system will be transformed; ideas of race will be redrawn. This profound and far-sighted book explains for the first time the deeper meaning of the rise of China.


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    Title
    When China Rules the World
    Subtitle
    The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Jacques
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 989 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780713992540
    ISBN 10: 0713992549
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000, POL012000, POL011000, SOC037000
    DC22: 327.51
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    ALLEN LANE
    Publication date
    25 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Martin Jacques is currently a visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics Asia Research Centre. He has recently been a visiting professor at Remnin University, Beijing, the International Centre for Chinese Studies, Aichi University and at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, and was a senior visiting research fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. He was editor of the highly respected journal Marxism Today until its closure in 1991. He was founder of the UK think-tank Demos, has been a columnist for The Times and the Sunday Times and was deputy editor of the Independent. He currently writes a regular column for the Guardian. He is the co-editor and co-author of The Forward March of Labour Halted? (1981), The Politics of Thatcherism (1983) and New Times (1989).