- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (October 29, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0132281287
- ISBN-13: 978-0132281287
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #893,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly
In this comprehensive, contemporary look at the awakening giant that is China, Peter Navarro describes an emerging power beleaguered by both internal and external threats-if the Japanese don't get them, AIDS and SARS will. This will reassure those readers who are increasingly convinced that the Chinese will eat us for lunch. However, as Navarro points out, China's human and natural resources make her a formidable global player-and her native, amoral ruthlessness suggests she will win. Still, as a nation undergoing its Industrial Revolution in the Information Age, China has her problems transitioning from Communism to capitalist imperialism, as seems to be her goal. True, government and industry have forged strong bonds (that allow them to exploit slave labor and ignore environmental and economic constraints that hamper other nations), but like any modern nation, China is paying the price of competing in a global economy: pollution; rapacious private medical care expenses; an aging, under-pensioned population; international tensions; and a large and disgruntled peasant working class. Navarro, whose inclination to breathless hyperbole makes even a chapter on dam construction exciting, tellingly devotes 10 chapters to China's problems and one to their solution-essentially tired policy prescriptions (wean the U.S. from oil dependence and cheap Chinese imports). This informative book will teach readers to understand the dragon, just not how to vanquish it.
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“In this informative volume, Navarro explores China's impact on the world and the perils it creates. … This provocative and potentially controversial book will be of value to a wide audience. Summing Up: Highly recommended.
-- CHOICE, April 2007
“…serves as an important touchstone for any prudent discussion regarding the implications to China's growth. For those unfamiliar with China's ecological disaster, natural-resource crisis or aging and soon to be inverted demographics, this book is a very good introduction.”
--Benjamin A Shobert, Asia Times
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Top Customer Reviews
As someone who actually owns and has read the book I would say that it reaches its goal, promoting informed discussion of some very important topics. Yes some are familiar topics, poor working conditions for example, but there are many topics that few are familiar with. For example the control of water resources that many neighboring countries downstream depend upon. Of course for the millions dependent on the Mekong river they may be somewhat better informed than those of us living in the west.
The Coming China Wars: Where They Will Be Fought and How They Can Be Won, Revised and Expanded Edition
I did get annoyed rather fast, but than I realized that I'd be missing on a lot of relevant research if I didnt finish the book... So I did and learned a lot.
A much better product is the documentary below.
China's Century of Humiliation
Much more balanced, it takes you inside the Chinese mind by giving you the historical foundation of the Chinese national psyche today.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For example, he cites how China doesn't respect trademarks which is deplorable.Read more
This is nothing more then a anti-China spiel.Read more
do bad things.Read more