China Shakes the World -- book captures the grand sweep of changes in the most populous nation on Earth

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9 Responses to “China Shakes the World -- book captures the grand sweep of changes in the most populous nation on Earth”

  1. CVR says:

    “Night Soil” –learn something new everyday. I’m such a pampered westerner.

  2. Felix Mitchell says:

    That’s an awful book cover.

  3. Rukasu says:

    If you’re looking for a mammoth of a biography on Mao and the CCP in general for that matter, I highly recommend “Mao: The Unknown Story” by Jung Chang. Having lived in China, it is interesting to see how Mao and the CCP’s early days have shaped China to what it is today.

  4. dfred says:

    Kynge could have been more original there is already a french book with the almost same title “Quand la Chine s’éveillera– le monde tremblera”

    Which is a quote from Napoleon.

  5. KevinK says:

    China is finally figuring out communism simply doesn’t work. Good for them.

  6. Nelson.C says:

    I’ve tried to read Mao:TUS but every time I pick it up I have to put it down again because the main character is such an unsympathetic bastard. I’m only halfway through the Long March at the moment.

  7. Takuan says:

    thanks Cory, I’ll put that one on the haystack

  8. Cory Doctorow says:

    The UK cover is completely lovely — the US cover (shown here) not as good.

  9. Nelson.C says:

    I just put this book on my wishlist at Amazon.uk, went to check for the UK cover and realised that I’d already bought it yesterday. I think I’ll move it to the top of my to-read pile.

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