Why China Will Never Rule the World by Troy Parfitt
Travels in the Two Chinas

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After having lived in Taipei for ten years, Troy Parfitt sets out on an epic journey to test the theory that China is ascending toward a position of global hegemony. The result is whirlwind tour of the Chinese world, one that enlightens, astonishes, and entertains. Parfitt shows us he is the perfect China tour guide: the steward of an intimate knowledge of the nation's history, culture, and psyche – yet not serving any interest other than an investigative one. Here is a unique and powerful book, one that will change the way people think about China and its "great rise." Why China Will Never Rule the World is a tour de force; vital for anyone wishing to understand what China is, what is has been, and what it is likely to become.
 

About Troy Parfitt

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The author of Notes from the Other China (New York: Algora Publishing, 2007), Troy Parfitt lived and worked as an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea and Taipei, Taiwan for nearly thirteen years. In 2009, he returned to Canada to take a teaching position at that country's oldest English-language university.
 
Published August 23, 2011 by Western Hemisphere Press. 390 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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Parfitt, who has taught English in Taiwan for over a decade, uses his experience there to start several months of travel through the People's Republic of China in order to challenge the assumptions that China will determine the course of the global economy in the next century.

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City Book Review

Mostly, he’s written a road book as he travels among the mainland Chinese, spending only a day here and another day there, digging out nuggets of information about the places and their history, capturing moments of interaction, and offering insights.

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US Daily Review

The “2012-2013 Consumer Electronics Top 10 Brands from China” award ceremony was held in Las Vegas on January 9, one day after the 46th Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held its grand opening.

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US Daily Review

The “2012-2013 Consumer Electronics Top 10 Brands from China” award ceremony was held in Las Vegas on January 9, one day after the 46th Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held its grand opening.

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US Daily Review

The World Bank has calculated that 700,000 people die each year in China from breathing bad air, and has declared China to be the most polluted place on Earth, with 16 of the world’s 20 most contaminated cities.

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The Peking Duck

However, there is a sharp tendency that I observed in my years in China for those living in 1st tier China (pardon the expression) to assume that their adopted cities somehow represent China as it should be perceived – the ‘true’ China.

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Illinois Review

Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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