This is a great book for anyone that is interested in China, and want to understand why China behave the way she does.
It is widely believed in China that if the regime allows Taiwan to declare formal independence without opposition, the public will bring down the Communist government.
In the end, the author accomplishes her goal of getting readers to empathize with the problems of Chinese leaders, but she may also overstate her case.
The era of 'reform and openness' has been creating a different China since 1978. The forces of change unleashed by China's reforms have fundamentally reshaped the state-society... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Koo Tat Kee
The book gives an in-depth look into China's self image and what drives its internal politics and foreign relations. Read morePublished 9 months ago by D. Cannon
I bought this book because it seemed related to my senior thesis (sino-us economic interdependence and its affects on East Asian security). Read morePublished 15 months ago by bookdude
This book is one of the best books on studying China's rise. both its achievements and social challenges. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Xuecheng Liu
The author could have say the same thing in a shorter and more accurate version. The assumptions are interesting and leads to new reflexion on China, still the books becomes... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Gervais Lavoie
Susan Shirk's book "China Fragile Superpower" is quite interesting. She points out that China's alleged peaceful rise as an economic world power is on shaky ground due to internal... Read morePublished on July 21, 2012 by BlackJack21
Couldn't continue after reading a few pages. I kept looking for something new in the book
but couldn't. Read more
Excellent analysis of current PRC situation, but not what I expected from the title. It's not really about China as an emerging superpower, but as its subtitle says, it's about... Read morePublished on November 12, 2010 by Howard Newcombe