|Author||: Randall Peerenboom|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press|
|Total Pages||: 432|
|ISBN 10||: 9780199226122|
|ISBN 13||: 0199226121|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
Two sharply contrasting views of China exist today. On the one hand a rising superpower predicted to have the largest economy in the world by mid century, on the other hand a brutal, anachronistic and authoritarian regime, a threat to geo-stability and to the economies of the industrial world. So which China is the real China? Randall Peerenboom addresses this question by exploring China's economy, political and legal system, and most controversially, its recordon civil, political and personal rights in the context of the developing world. Avoiding polemic and relying on empirical evidence, this book seeks to bridge the gap in understanding about China and to create a firmer foundation for mutual trust, while recognising that there are inevitable risks in ashift in global power of this magnitude that will require hard headed pragmatism at times where interests collide.