Whatever happens, good or bad, the great experiment in Chinese-style socialism will impinge on the world at large. That much nobody disputes. In the closing years of the twentieth century, we are witnessing the reawakening of a colossus that has long dominated Asia geographically and culturally, but is also likely to do so economically and politically in the next century. Geoffrey Murray closely examines China's credentials as a burgeoning superpower, the economic, social and structural dilemmas this poses, as well as the broader ongoing geopolitical implications should the experiment succeed.
'It is written by an avid sinophile This is a detailed and very interesting appraisal of contemporary China It would also be a good book to recommend as an introductory overview of the problems facing the People's Republic as it faces the next century.' - Ian Taylor, China Information