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Chinese Whispers: Why Everything You've Heard About China is Wrong

Chinese Whispers
Why Everything You've Heard About China is Wrong

Ben CHU (Author)

Phoenix, 2015
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    About this book

'Chu's smart, iconoclastic portrait dismantles seven misconceptions' [NEW STATESMEN] about modern China and offers a corrective to Western assumptions. THE CHINESE ARE THE MOST HARDWORKING PEOPLE ON EARTH...so why are the younger generation derided as spoiled and lazy? CHINESE PEOPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT POLITICAL FREEDOM...so why is the country's internet exploding with anti-regime dissent? CHINA WILL ONE DAY RULE THE WORLD...so why do the country's political leaders feel so insecure? Perhaps it is time to stop engaging in a centuries-old game of Chinese whispers in which the facts have become more and more distorted in the telling. Ben Chu examines the myths that have come to dominate our view of the world's most populous nation, forcing us to question everything we thought we knew about it. The result is a penetrating, surprising and provocative insight into China today.
    About the author

Ben Chu is the Economics Editor of THE INDEPENDENT. He was born and brought up in Manchester, and studied Modern History at Jesus College, Oxford.
If you think China is the oldest civilization, has an unstoppable economy, and is buying up the world, think twice. And if you think the Chinese work the longest hours with the most unremitting efforts, or Chinese students are the most intelligent in the world, or the Chinese are a biological race and speak the same language, you may become disillusioned. In the western imagination, people take China's economic resurgence as a terrible danger because China has long loomed large, so they projected their dreams onto this country. Ben Chu, Economic Editor of The Independent, provides evidences to support his arguments and debunk the myths.
ISBN: 9781780224749
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Sizes: 202x134mm
Publication: 9/2015
Weight: 330g

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