By Marte Kjær Galtung
Communism is lifeless in China. "China Inc." is procuring up the realm. China has the us over a barrel. The chinese language are only copycats. China is an environmental baddie, China is colonizing Africa. Mao was once a monster. the top of the Communist regime is close to. The twenty first century belongs to China. Or does it? Marte Kjær Galtung and Stig Stenslie spotlight forty nine general myths approximately China's previous, current, and destiny and weigh their fact or fiction. top an enlightening and exciting travel, the authors debunk common "knowledge" approximately chinese language tradition, society, politics, and financial system. now and again, chinese language themselves inspire unsuitable impressions. yet a lot of those myths are quite approximately how we Westerners see ourselves, inasmuch as China or the chinese language everyone is depicted as what we're not. Western perceptions of the empire within the East have for hundreds of years oscillated among sinophilia and sinophobia, motivated via old adjustments within the West up to through occasions in...
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49 Myths about China by Marte Kjær Galtung