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China counting: how the West was lost

Author: Mackinnon, Alex ; Powell, BarnabyPublisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010Language: EnglishDescription: 221 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780230234031Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
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Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary

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China Counting How the West Was Lost Contents Preface Acknowledgments List of figures and tables Introduction Western greed and Chinese fear Fixing a context Forming an opinion Forecasting a global future ix xi 1 2 3 5 8 Part I Politics, opportunism, environment, might, society Introduction Executive summary Chapter 1: Politics Introduction The problem Internal affairs The solution lies overseas Contagion at the border About face? Political direction Political tension Chinese democracy Chapter 2: Opportunism Introduction The problem The solution Secreting the state Opportunism knocks Chapter 3: Environment Introduction The problem 11 13 15 15 16 18 21 23 27 29 30 31 36 36 37 38 41 44 46 46 47 The solution The disaster Chapter 4: Might Introduction The problem The solution Technological might The mighty plan Chapter 5: Society Introduction The problem Needham's Puzzle An imperial societal solution The upwardly social middle classes Confucian society Loss of control Language and knowledge in society Guanxi -- the Chinese problem solver The student and business mandate Building society's bridges Homecoming Chinese societal behavior Points to ponder 49 53 55 55 56 58 61 67 68 68 69 70 72 73 75 76 78 79 80 82 83 85 88 Part II Power, opportunities, equilibrium, military, science Introduction China's view of the West Telling it like it is Chinese young people's view of the West Arts and crafts Weighed in the balance Executive summary Chapter 6: Power Introduction The three main strands Western tables are turned 93 94 96 97 100 101 103 105 105 107 109 Chapter 7: Opportunities Introduction Developing and developed traffic After the ovations The Great Learning Into Africa and Latin America Chapter 8: Equilibrium Introduction The main culprit is coal A selfish equilibrium or a green fuse? Chapter 9: Military Introduction Tactical asymmetry and Taiwan Mutually assured destruction and combat readiness The American Sun Tzu Chapter 10: Science Introduction China resurgent Freedom from disease Qing and Fa Some animals may be more equal than others Brightest is not always best Points to ponder 112 112 114 116 119 121 123 123 124 126 129 129 130 132 134 136 136 138 141 142 144 146 148 Part Ill Potential, outcomes, evolution, mastery, second sight Introduction Metamorphosis Executive summary Chapter 11: Potential Introduction Shifting the gears in the West, China and India The true nature of growth State capitalism Sovereign wealth funds 151 153 156 157 157 161 165 166 168 Chapter 12: Outcomes Introduction Bothersome borderlands The diaspora of desperation The Greater China bloc coalesces Chapter 13: Evolution Introduction Earth Enterprise Elective affinities Growth ­ the great shibboleth Chapter 14: Mastery Introduction From the back foot to the giant leap Drawing down the moon Chapter 15: Second sight Introduction Values Cross-reach Education and distance learning China's new age Obamarama Points to ponder Postscript References Glossary and index General references 172 172 174 177 178 181 181 182 184 185 187 187 188 190 191 191 193 196 197 198 202 204 207 208 213 220

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