Poised to become a world superpower, though still meshed in millennia-old traditions, China is a fascinating paradox that demands a close look. This beautifully illustrated book features in-depth analysis combined with anecdotal evidence on its history.
- Hardback | 272 pages
- 193 x 233.7 x 27.9mm | 907.2g
- 17 Oct 2006
- National Geographic Books
- Washington, United States
" reads brilliantly a must for anyone who wants an informed account of what's really going on." "The Times" (London) "The photographic images alone make the book worthwhile." "The Washington Times" "From the Trade Paperback edition.""
About Jasper Becker
Jasper Becker has worked as a foreign correspondent for more than 20 years, 14 of them based in Beijing, and has written four books on the region, including "Hungry Ghosts" (1996) and "The Chinese" (2000). Currently working for "The Independent, " (London), he has also contributed features to "National Geographic Magazine, " and many other periodicals, from the "International Herald Tribune" and the "Asian Wall Street Journal" to "The Spectator, The New Republic, " and "BusinessWeek."