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By Marte Kjær Galtung,Stig Stenslie

Communism is lifeless in China. “China Inc.” is purchasing up the area. 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 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 universal myths approximately China’s previous, current, and destiny and weigh their fact or fiction. prime an enlightening and interesting journey, the authors debunk common “knowledge” approximately chinese language tradition, society, politics, and financial system. now and again, chinese language themselves motivate wrong impressions. yet a lot of those myths are particularly 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 by means of historic adjustments within the West up to through occasions in China. This well timed and provocative booklet deals a fascinating and compelling window on a emerging energy we frequently misunderstand.

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