If anyone is gong to read a book on China the following may be useful;
a) Google the author; see what experience they have of China,
b) do they speak Mandarin with any... Read more
I don't quite understand the negative reviews here: this is still one of the best, as in: most insightful books on China yet. Read morePublished on 11 July 2011 by Vin
This is a superb book with a frustrating flaw. Its excellence is the clarity and informed analysis focused on the convincing thesis that the strength of the West, in contrast to... Read morePublished on 23 Aug. 2009 by T. G. S. Hawksley
First time around this book is hard work, but a lot easier second time around in small chunks.
The great difficulty I have with this book, is how capitalism is portrayed... Read more
Hutton has lost the plot. A long-time EU-lover, the credit crunch has completely upset him. The EU has not done a single thing right.
The EU doesn't work. 18. Read more
Rambling, book that is based on the author's personal belief about what makes an economy succesful (so called enlightenment institutions) rather than an analysis of China's... Read morePublished on 2 April 2009 by Garro
This book is completely irrelevant. It's another book in the long line of books written by authors who think they know China from eating Chinese takeaway. Read morePublished on 26 Oct. 2008 by Mr. DQ YAO
This is an intellectually stimulating read, covering a big topic, and it marshalls an enormous quantity of facts. Read morePublished on 22 Sept. 2008 by Nicholas Johnson
I bought this book after reading an article about the Chinese economy that suggested all was not as it seemed and I wanted to know a bit more. Read morePublished on 16 July 2008 by J. McNeill