The China Wave

This is a best-seller in China and a geopolitical book for our times.

The China Wave

This is a best-seller in China and a geopolitical book for our times. As a leading thinker from China, Zhang Weiwei provides an original, comprehensive and engrossing study on the rise of China and its effective yet controversial model of development, and the book has become a centerpiece of an unfolding debate within China on the nature and future of the world's most populous nation and its possible global impact. China's rise, according to Zhang, is not the rise of an ordinary country, but the rise of a different type of country, a country sui generis, a civilizational state, a new model of development and a new political discourse which indeed questions many of the Western assumptions about democracy, good governance and human rights. The book is as analytical as it is provocative, and should be required reading for everyone concerned with the rise of China and its global implications. Contents:Not Misreading Oneself:A Fast-Changing WorldThe Unusual AscentSurpassing JapanThe GDP ParadoxTo the TopChina's 1+1 > 2:The “Quasi-Developed Countries” within ChinaThe Size of China's Middle ClassThe “Emerging Economies” within ChinaWhy China's 1 + 1 > 2?The Rise of a Civilizational State:China's Rocky Path towards a Nation-StateThe Rise of a Civilizational StateA New PerspectiveLooking at China AfreshThe Rise of a Development Model:Reflections after the CrisesThe China Model May Win OutShaping the Chinese StandardsThe Rise of a New Political Discourse:Political Reform, the Chinese WayDebating Human RightsThe Rise of a New Political DiscourseThe End of the End of History:The Western Model: from India to Eastern EuropeThe Western Model: East Asia and BeyondDebating with Fukuyama: The End of the End of History Readership: Researchers, policy-makers, general readers interested in the rise of China, its model of development and its global impact. Keywords:Civilizational State;Rise of China;Development Model;New Political Discourse;Global Impact;Nation State;National Structure;Democracy;Good Governance;Modern StateKey Features:It's a best-seller in China with more than half–million copies sold and is a centerpiece of unfolding debate within China on the nature and future of the countryIt provides an original, comprehensive and engrossing study of China's rise, its model of development and political discourseIts main arguments are widely shared by China's political elite today and perhaps tomorrowReviews:“One of the most popular books on sale in China at the moment is on the rise of a civilizational state, by Zhang Weiwei. Mr Zhang argues that China is unique as ‘the world's only amalgam of an ancient civilization and a huge modern state’, and is ‘increasingly returning to its own roots for inspiration, and producing its own norms and standards’.”The Economist: Nothing New under Heaven “As China feels its own economic and political strength in the world, it is natural that its own intellectuals should want to explain China's progress theoretically, first to themselves, then to the world. Prof. Zhang's book has been well regarded within China, making a major contribution to the internal debate on China's future. By translating his book into English, Prof. Zhang adds to the world's understanding of China's development and what this means for the world. China's astonishing re-emergence on the global stage has thrown into confusion traditional western-dominated theories of modernization, in Prof. Zhang's own words, putting ‘an end to the End of Civilization’.”George Yeo Former Foreign Minister of Singapore “The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State is the geopolitical book for our times. It frames the rise of China, which is the big story of the 21st Century, with a bold and novel theory that challenges conventional wisdom of national structure, democracy, and what constitutes good governance. At a time when American exceptionalism is on the wane, are we ready for Chinese exceptionalism on the rise? Zhang Weiwei, whose energetic vision resonates well among Chinese future leaders, makes a compelling case. His arguments and insights, as analytical and passionate as they are confrontational and controversial, should be required reading for everyone concerned about China. Ignore this book and you will not understand how China's leaders think.”Robert Lawrence Kuhn Author, How China's Leaders Think “The rise of China is the biggest story of our time and the best story-tellers of our time come from the West. This has led to a huge global paradox where the best story-tellers have failed to understand the biggest story of our time. This is why the world urgently needs good Chinese story-tellers to provide the Chinese perspective. Prof. Zhang has done the world a huge favor by coming out with this timely and interesting new perspective on the rise of China.”Kishore Mahbubani Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore Author, The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Power to the East One of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers” in 2010 and 2011 by Foreign Policy Magazine “Few scholars from the mainland are as urbane, connected and savvy as Zhang Weiwei … The book's central idea is that China is different from other nation states. There is some merit to this. Unlike the politically diffuse civilisations of Europe, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, China has managed to establish political unity over most of its territory.”South China Morning Post “Mr Xi [Jinping] is also said to have read The China Wave by Zhang Weiwei, a professor at Fudan University in Shanghai and the Geneva School of Public Diplomacy and International Relations. That book offers a vigorous summary of the 'China model' theory, which holds that China can successfully meld authoritarian government with a capitalist-style economy. (Section titles include 'The China Model May Win Out' and 'Political Reform, the Chinese Way'). It depicts China's rise as the rise of a civilization — something bigger than a nation.”Didi Kirsten Tatlow The New York Times: The Risks of Taking China's Helm “It provides analytical and original interpretations of the Chinese model of economic and political development. Thus, the interesting and easy way in which the book deals with the topic allows anyone interested in the subject to gain a wider and deeper understanding of the Chinese world and its possible global impact on future generations.”Recent Publications “It presents a wealth of solid knowledge and sharp insights on the evolution, patterns and practices of China's international outlook. Perhaps the greatest strength is the ability to draw historically grounded and unusually erudite analyses that will be welcomed by students, scholars and policymakers alike. It will benefit immensely those interested in the history, intellectual traditions and strategic culture of China's international interactions. Zhang's endeavours will also be invaluable for the purposes of teaching and theorizing the ongoing transformations in global life as a result of China's increasing centrality in the patterns and practices of world affairs.”Europe-Asia Studies

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