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by Mark Leonard

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Mark Leonard
HarperCollins Publishers; UK ed. edition (February 1, 2008)
Politics & Government
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. We know everything and nothing about China. We know that China is changing so fast that the maps in Shanghai need to be redrawn every two weeks.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. We know that China has brought 300 million people from agricultural backwardness into modernity in just thirty years.

What Does China Think? book. And so Mark Leonard sets out, in about 150 very readable pages, to change that, by giving a brief overview of the variety of recent strands of political theory and practice, painting modern China not so much as one big behemoth, but as a wide range of competing ideologies, approaches, and, indeed, experiments.

Название книги: What Does China Think? Автор: Mark Leonard. The Bible didn’t say anything about China. Hegel saw world history starting with primitive China and ending in a crescendo of perfection with German civilization. Fukuyama’s ‘end of history’ thesis simply replaces Germany with America. But suddenly the West has discovered that in the East there is this China: a large empire, with a long history and glorious past. A whole new world has emerged. Gan Yang, ‘The Grand Three Traditions in the New Era: The Integration of the Three Traditions and the Re-emergence of the Chinese Civilization’.

We all know about the fast pace of change in this country

We all know about the fast pace of change in this country. This book brings us the ideas being fought over in the country itself - from democracy to the idea of a 'peaceful rise'. It challenges all of our assumptions about China. We know that China is changing so fast that the maps in Shanghai need to be rewritten every two weeks

What Does China Think? 188 printed pages.

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Intellectuals in China do count," Leonard says

Intellectuals in China do count," Leonard says. In fact, they have more influence than their counterparts in many western countries. Mobo Gao's book is a bold attempt to reclaim the cultural revolution as a period of intellectual and political creativity rather than an unmitigated disaster, as China's political elite sees it. Gao says this is not the view of China's peasants - he comes from a rural background - and claims that "the overwhelming voice of the rural people is that they recall the Mao era with fondness.

His second book What does China think? will be published later in the year

His second book What does China think? will be published later in the year. Mark writes and broadcasts regularly on international affairs – assignments which have led him to seek out barbecues in Texas, prisoners in Egypt and cutting-edge architecture in China. Mark Leonard: Well, on my very first visit to China, I went to this think tank called the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, and was just struck, both by the scale of the place. But also by the quality of thinking that’s going on there.

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What Does China Think? скачать книгу бесплатно. China’s ‘New Left’ do not just worry about the social impact of China’s breakneck development; they also worry about an environmental nightmare. The ‘New Left’ disagree that state-owned companies will necessarily underperform, arguing that they too can recruit professional managers from the market who could be rewarded or punished according to their performance. What worries the ‘New Left’ most are the social costs of privatization. On my own visits to Beijing, I always know when my plane has entered Chinese airspace: the pollution is so bad that I cannot see the ground.

The author asks the reader to forget everything they thought they knew about China - and start again. He introduces the thinkers that are shaping China's future rather than those who developed its past.
    Dear editor, kindly publish and distribute following important China dream discussion topics:
    Harmony Renaissance: Revival of harmony philosophy ancient or modern for multipolar national cultural identity and world peace and harmony. For more details please refer to World Harmony Organization and Francis C W Fung publications. UPDATED 20 CHINA
    China Dream: Revival of Chinese nation for national dignity and multipolar world peace and harmony. For more details on China dream please refer to summary of President Xi's statements.
    1) China dream, harmony renaissance essential for China and global peace and China revival.
    2) China dream and harmony renaissance together means Chinese soft power.
    3) China must continue harmony renaissance for survival against U S criticism
    4) China must be proactive on harmony renaissance not to be contained by U.S. liberal democracy
    5) China dream, resolve south China sea dispute by harmony diplomacy
    6) ancient Chinese thought, modern Chinese softpower through harmony renaissance
    7) Harmony renaissance is the spirit of China dream, dream with in a dream
    8) Harmony renaissance vs liberal democracy thought in 21st century.
    9) Rally around harmony renaissance to rebuild a Chinese civilization state
    10) Can China survive without harmony renaissance under U.S. democracy assault?
    11) Survival of the fittest demands China dream to include harmony renaissance.
    12) Without harmony renaissance China dream is empty
    13) "China is unlikely to become a superpower because it lacked an independent ideology with global clout" according to Margret Thatcher.
    14) China will remain a "small country" without harmony renaissance despite economic growth.
    15) China dream means 21st century multipolar world, peace and world harmony.
    16) Harmony renaissance is the missing ancient Chinese ideology with global clout Margret Thatcher is referring to.
    17) Harmony renaissance is the revival of Chinese cultural value ,ancient and modern.
    18) The Chinese dream with harmony renaissance can enrich world civilization.
    19) Harmony renaissance adds spiritual life and perspective to China dream.
    20) Harmony Renaissance will be a preferred balance to U.S. relentless and powerful push of liberal democracy ideology on other countries in a multipolar world.
    21) China dreams mean democratic world order and multipolar world peace and harmony.
    22) Sun Yet Sen and Nationalist party empowered the elite, Mao Zedong empowered women and the masses, Deng Xiaoping’s reform and open up empowered the economy and rule and order, the final movement in the symphony of Chinese modernization is to empower China’s soul and spirit with China dream and harmony renaissance.
    Best of Harmony
    Francis C W Fung, Ph.D.
    Director General
    World Harmony Organization

  • In adding to my general knowledge base of modern Chinese politics and economics, I added Mark Leonard's book to my library based purely cover design. Nonetheless, the book is a easy read small gem in the wallop it packs in understanding the NewChina.

    The introductory statement "that without understanding China, it would be impossible to understand world politics," (pg. 8) is never more true than today. The author is adept in the comparison of Thomas Friedman's "flat world" of globalization to the China-created philosophy of a "Walled World" (pg. 18). The contrast is both enlightening and insightful.

    The zebra-horse allegory (pg. 23) was funny yet so true in the description of the methods used by China to change a state controlled economy to a market economy in the late 20th Century combined with the notion of incremental democracy or consultation with a new informed intellectual technocracy in party and government policy (pg. 67).

    The concept of Comprehensive National Power (pg. 83) is most interesting and how the Chinese think-tanks conducted case studies of rising nation state powers (pg. 90). Moreover, the Chinese cultural outreach (pg. 95) especially in African economic affairs is impressive.

    Several bona fide points were made by the author: 1] "that it is no longer axiomatic that liberal democracy as the necessary foundation for development," (pg. 96); 2] China has "developed a brand of 'listening diplomacy', contrasting to the multilateralism with American unilateralism," (pg. 97); the goal "is not to cut China off but rather to allow China to engage with the world on its own terms," (pg. 118); and, China "is determined to defend an older idea sovereignty, based around the sovereign rights of states," (pg. 128 and 132).

    This reader enjoyed the description of China's participation in multinational organizations of the so-called 'flat world' and advancing state capitialism and the market economy (horses-to-zebras) while making central communist party control more fashionable domestically and internationally.