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Empire of Lies: The Truth about China in the Twenty-First Century

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Before the totalitarian reign of Mao Zedong and his immediate successors, never in human history had an entire nation been under such intense surveillance. The Chinese not only had to speak alike; they had to think alike. Traveling to China regularly since 1967, and spending all of 2005 and 2006 there, Guy Sorman saw it all, and in this jaw-dropping book, he documents the horrifying stories of China through the 21st century. He shows how the Party's primary concern is not improving the lives of the downtrodden; it seeks power more than it seeks social development. It expends extraordinary energy in suppressing Chinese freedoms-the media operate under suffocating censorship, and political opposition can result in expulsion or prison-even as it tries to seduce the West, which has conferred greater legitimacy on it than do the Chinese themselves.

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Having traveled regularly to China since 1967 and having lived there through 2005 and 2006, Sorman (a contributing editor for the Manhattan Institute's City Journal) here presents an almost unstintingly negative portrayal of China's economic, political, and social realities that flies in the face of efforts to paint contemporary China as more broadly prosperous and with greater democratic space. It also provides a portrait of the many individuals within China who are working to promote change at no small risk to themselves. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594032165
Author:
Sorman, Guy
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Translator:
Puri, Asha
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
China
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Government - International
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - General
Subject:
China - Politics and government - 2002-
Subject:
China--Politics and government--1976-2002
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
325
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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