Selected Books - When China Rules the World... The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World

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The book is based on a well-informed and subtle analysis of Chinese history and culture, and as the title implies, the author is convinced that it is not a matter of whether China will dominate the world over the next few decades, but how. He is careful to avoid over-confidence in his predictions, however, and notes that "China's present behavior can only be regarded as a partial indicator, simply because its power and influence remain limited compared with what they are likely to be in the future". But he is surely right to say that American confidence that "the Chinese are inevitably becoming more like us" is misplaced and is based on a view of globalization that is seriously flawed. Issued in 2009.