The China Fantasy

How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.25 hours)
Product Number: Z100095420
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481544221
Narrator/s: Jeff Riggenbach
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Does America's policy toward China make sense? In this in-depth look at China's political evolution and its future, Mann explores two scenarios popular among our policy elite. The soothing scenario foresees the gradual spread of democracy and human rights, but in the upheaval scenario, the contradictions in Chinese society between rich and poor and between the openness of the economy and the unyielding Leninist system will eventually lead to a revolution, chaos, or collapse. Mann also poses a third scenario: What will happen if Chinese capitalism continues to evolve and expand but the government fails to liberalize? And why should this matter to Americans? In The China Fantasy, Mann explores this scenario and offers a startling vision of our future with China that will have a profound impact for decades to come.

Author(s): James Mann
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2006

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Author(s): James Mann
Product Number EB00394308
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101201978

Professional reviews

"Once a journalist living in China, the author changes his point of reference to describe China as the outside world sees it. For example, he explores how we ignore China's political repression and one-party system in our zeal to trade with her. Narrator Jeff Riggenbach's deep voice reads the material straight from the page. His "no frills" style and perfect diction never drop or mispronounce a word, allowing listeners to concentrate on the information. What little Chinese he must pronounce--the names of leaders and large cities--gives him no pause and is of minor importance. Readers will learn hardly anything about China itself but will hear many ideas about how a totalitarian state thrives in an increasingly globalized economy. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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