When China Rules the World by Martin Jacques

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Greatly revised and expanded, with a new afterword, this update to Martin Jacques’s global bestseller is an essential guide to understanding a world increasingly shaped by Chinese power

Soon, China will rule the world. But in doing so, it will not become more Western.

Since the first publication of When China Rules the World, the landscape of world power has shifted dramatically. In the three years since the first edition was published, When China Rules the World has proved to be a remarkably prescient book, transforming the nature of the debate on China.

Now, in this greatly expanded and fully updated edition, boasting nearly 300 pages of new material, and backed up by the latest statistical data, Martin Jacques renews his assault on conventional thinking about China’s ascendancy, showing how its impact will be as much political and cultural as economic, changing the world as we know it.

First published in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim - and controversy - When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order has sold a quarter of a million copies, been translated into eleven languages, nominated for two major literary awards, and is the subject of an immensely popular TED talk.


 

About Martin Jacques

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Martin Jacques, a political journalist and scholar, is the coeditor and coauthor of The Forward March or Labour Halted?, The Politics of Thatcherism, and New Times. He lives in London.
 
Published October 15, 2009 by Penguin Books. 848 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Travel, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Many will argue that China recognizes it doesn’t really need democracy, which would serve as a “distraction from the main task of sustaining the country’s economic growth.” Jacques discusses at length issues of racism, culture and language, and he examines China’s likely future impact on other em...

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Historians may someday debate whether the financial crisis that began a year ago is most notable for how much damage it did to the United States, or how little it inflicted on the world’s major rising power, China.

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The Washington Post

Martin Jacques, a British news columnist, became fascinated by the manic modernization underway in China when he visited there in 1993.

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The Telegraph

Now comes Martin Jacques with When China .

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Christian Science Monitor

Experts agree that China’s economy appears likely to become the world’s largest within two decades.

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among other examinations of China in which the challenges posed by its rise are flagged up, one can cite Jonathan Fenby's masterly History of Modern China), and I have myself been arguing in print for nearly two decades (starting with a book jointly authored with Xu Youyu, The Long March to the F...

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London Review of Books

So massive is the transformation its rise to economic supremacy will bring that – so Jacques – history can henceforward simply be divided into BC and AC: Before China and After China.

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Socialist Review

This is part of the wider argument about the Western-defined world order being overturned as developing world economies (Brazil, Russia, India and China) come to be the dominant powers in the world.

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Project MUSE

With the alarming title When China Rules the World (an actual chapter in the book), Martin Jacques argues that “China’s impact on the world will be as great as that of the United States over the last century, probably far greater” (p.

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The Finance Professionals' Post educates readers in the finance and banking sectors on the forces that shape their business.

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Palestinian territory - Gaza - is governed by a .

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But it also lists the email addresses of a former Republican operative and one-time political candidate, a professor at Rutgers University, and the head of the largest Muslim civil rights group in the country.

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CIA officials are justifying their failure to hand over videotapes of “severe interrogation” methods by saying they were not specifically asked for them.

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It used to be that when consumers spent less, government stepped into the breach and spent more in order to keep people employed.

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Spectator Book Club

That is, that China has existed more or less in essence for 5,000 years, and even alien conquerors, like the Mongols (the Yuan, 1280-1368) and Manchus (the Qing, 1644-1912) adopted Chinese ways as soon as they could.

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Jacques then dives over the top — perhaps assisted by the devil incarnate — when he says that this traditional right of rebellion took the form in the ‘Communist era’ of the ‘right of the proletariat to resist and defeat the bourgeoisie’.

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Nor did Confucianism start in the Qin, several hundred years after Confucius, and far from it being the state ideology, as Jacques says repeatedly, what emerged in the Qin was a very tough, controlling, punitive ideology that Confucius would not have recognised.

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All countries strive for racial homogeneity - the USA is no exception - but few have achieved this degree of homogeneity without ‘racial cleansing’.

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