From Publishers Weekly
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-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"[A] compelling and thought-provoking analysis of global trends.... Jacques is a superb explainer of history and economics, tracing broad trends with insight and skill."
-The Washington Post
"[An] exhaustive, incisive exploration of possibilities that many people have barely begun to contemplate about a future dominated by China. ... [Jacques] has written a work of considerable erudition, with provocative and often counterintuitive speculations about one of the most important questions facing the world today. And he could hardly have known, when he set out to write it, that events would so accelerate the trends he was analyzing."
-The New York Times Book Review
"The rise of China may well prove to be the defining economic and geopolitical change of our time, and few authors have given the subject deeper thought or offered a more illuminating analysis than Martin Jacques."
-Niall Ferguson, author of The Ascent of Money
"A clear wake-up call."
-Christian Science Monitor
"A clear-eyed look at how China's recent modernization will leapfrog Western 'superiority'."
"An extremely impressive book, full of bold but credible predictions. ... I suspect the book will long be remembered for its foresight and insight."
-The Guardian (UK)
"Delivering a tour d'horizon of China's relations with foreign countries, Jacques envisions their future development as comparable to a comeback of imperial China's tributary system. Jacques' views will be discussion starters for trend-spotting students of the world scene."