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    DescriptionHow 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.


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    Title
    When China Rules the World
    Subtitle
    The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Jacques, By (author) James MacGregor Burns
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 885 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594201851
    ISBN 10: 1594201854
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JFFR
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL012000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 327.51
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    BISAC V2.8: POL011000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A49220000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC037000
    B&T Approval Code: A30180000
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    DC22: 327.51
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    LC classification: JZ1734 .J33 2009
    Thema V1.0: JW, JPS, NHF, JBFZ
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Publication date
    12 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Martin Jacques co-edited and co-authored T"he Forward March of Labour Halted?, The Politics of Thatcherism," and "New Times." Jacques co-founded the UK think-tank Demos, has been a columnist for the "Times of London," and was editor of "Marxism Today" and deputy editor of the "Independent." He currently writes a regular column for the "Guardian" and is a visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics Asia Research Centre.
    Review quote
    "A clear-eyed look at how China's recent modernization will leapfrog Western 'superiority'." -"Kirkus Reviews ""Delivering a tour d'horizon of China's relations with foreign countries, Jacques envisions their future development as comparable to a comeback of imperial China's tributary system. Jacques' views will be discussion starters for trend-spotting students of the world scene." "-Booklist"