The New Chinese Empire: And What It Means for the World
Bøckman, Harald, The China Journal
The New Chinese Empire: And What It Means for the World, by Ross Terrill. Sydney: The University of New South Wales Press, 2003. xviii + 380 pp. Aus$39.95 (paperback).
Ross Terrill's latest book is an ambitious attempt to blend Chinese history with present-day political affairs. The book presents thought-provoking observations, but Terrill's attempts to generalize across history unfortunately become moralizations about the historical course of events. Nor is this a comparative exercise, as his selections from the Chinese historical repository frequently become caricatures of contemporary Chinese politics, instead of characterizations. His facile conclusion is that China today is a …
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Publication information: Article title: The New Chinese Empire: And What It Means for the World. Contributors: Bøckman, Harald - Author. Journal title: The China Journal. Issue: 53 Publication date: January 2005. Page number: 248+. © Australian National University, Contemporary China Centre Jan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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