"Li has accomplished something different and very important. He has placed the 'rise of China' from the Mao era to today in the context of the history of the entire world-system. He makes a persuasive case."
-—Immanuel Wallerstein,Yale University
"A thought-provoking account. Li considers the consequences of the entry of China into the global capitalist system, in light of the challenges facing human society from economic, political, and environmental constraints. This book makes a major contribution."
-—David M. Kotz,University of Massachusetts, Amherst
About the Author
Minqi Li is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Utah. He became an adherent of radical economics as a political prisoner in China from 1990-1992 and began an intensive study of China's economy and its role in the world capitalist system upon his release.