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When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order (2ND)
When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order (2ND)
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
Published Date : 2009/03
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780140276046

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Book Description
Table of Contents
        List of Figures                            xi
        List of Maps                               xv
        List of Tables                             xvii
        List of Illustrations                      xix
Acknowledgements                                   xxi
Note on Transliteration, Names and Currency        xxxiii
Major Periods in Imperial China                    xxxv
    1 The Changing of the Guard                    1     (28)
  PART I The End of the Western World
    2 The Rise of the West                         29    (26)
    3 Japan - Modern But Hardly Western            55    (27)
    4 China's Ignominy                             82    (35)
    5 Contested Modernity                          117   (56)
  PART II The Age of China
    6 China as an Economic Superpower              173   (68)
    7 A Civilization-State                         241   (53)
    8 The Middle Kingdom Mentality                 294   (48)
    9 China's Own Backyard                         342   (64)
    10 China as a Rising Global Power              406   (83)
    11 When China Rules the World                  489   (72)
    12 Concluding Remarks: The Eight               561   (24)
    Differences that Define China
    13 Afterword - After the Financial Crisis:     585   (52)
    The Beginning of the Chinese World Order
Appendix - The Overseas Chinese                    637   (4)
Notes                                              641   (90)
Guide to Further Reading                           731   (5)
Select Bibliography                                736   (41)
Permissions                                        777   (2)
Index                                              779

China will replace the United States as the world's dominant power. In so doing, it will not become more western but the world will become more Chinese. Jacques argues that we cannot understand China in western terms but only through its own history and culture. To this end, he introduces a powerful set of ideas including China as a civilization-state, the tributary system, the Chinese idea of race, a very different concept of the state, and the principle of contested modernity. First published in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim - and controversy - "When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Rise of a New Global Order" has sold a quarter of a million copies, been translated into eleven languages, nominated for two major literary awards, and has been the subject of an immensely popular TED talk. In the three years since the first edition was published, the book has transformed the debate about China worldwide and proved remarkably prescient.In this greatly expanded and fully updated paperback edition, with nearly three-hundred pages of new material backed up by the latest statistical data, Martin Jacques renews his assault on conventional thinking about China's ascendancy, showing how its impact will be as much political and cultural as economic, thereby transforming the world as we know it.