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Wealth and Power

China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century

Schell, Orville

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Wealth and Power
"Through a series of ... portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today's foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country's rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic decline, intellectual upheaval, foreign occupation, civil war, and revolution, manage to burst forth onto the world stage with such an impressive run of hyperdevelopment and wealth creation--culminating in the extraordinary dynamism of China today?"--Dust jacket flap.

Publisher: New York :, Random House,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0679645381
Characteristics: 478 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Delury, John.


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Feb 09, 2015
  • SeattleSaul rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book explains in well-documented detail how China graduated from its position of foreign exploitation, ignorance and poverty to its status as one of the major world economic and military powers. Chinese thinkers knew since the Boxer Rebellion that China needed to change to enter the modern world or cease to be a country altogether. It took more than a century and how and what emerged was unimaginable then. Highly recommended reading.

Dec 02, 2013
  • peterbaileybc rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Essential reading for today's global leaders and followers.


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