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Postcards From Tomorrow Square : Reports From China (09 Edition)


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“Americans need not be hostile toward China's rise, but they should be wary about its eventual effects. The United States is the only nation with the scale and power to try to set the terms of its interaction with China rather than just succumb. So starting now, Americans need to consider the economic, environmental, political, and social goals they care about defending as Chinese influence grows.”

—from “China Makes, the World Takes”

Since December 2006, The Atlantic Magazine's James Fallows has been writing some of the most discerning accounts of the economic and political transformation occurring in China. The ten essays collected here cover a wide-range of topics: from visionary tycoons and TV-battling entrepreneurs, to environmental pollution and how China subsidizes our economy. Fallows expertly and lucidly explains the economic, political, social, and cultural forces at work turning China into a world superpower at breakneck speed. This eye-opening and cautionary account is essential reading for all concerned not only with China's but America's future role in the world.


People who write about China fall into two categories: the ones who like it simple — China's going to take over the world, it's going to collapse, China is Bad!, China is Good! — and the ones who revel in the mind-boggling variety of the place. For the most part, the conversation on China in this country is dominated by the simplifiers. Whether enthusiasts or bashers, they traffic in the same sound... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)


The author of the highly acclaimed "Blind Into Baghdad" reports firsthand on the momentous changes taking place in China and what it means for America. Photographs throughout.

About the Author

James Fallows is The Atlantic Monthly's national correspondent, who has been based in China since 2006. He is a former editor of U.S. News & World Report and a former chief White House speechwriter for Jimmy Carter. His previous books include Blind Into Baghdad: America's War in Iraq; Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy; Free Flight; Looking at the Sun; More Like Us; and National Defense, which won the American Book Award for nonfiction. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award four times, and his article about the consequences of victory in Iraq, “The Fifty- first State?” won that award in 2003.

Table of Contents


Postcards from Tomorrow Square

Mr. Zhang Builds His Dream Town

Win in China!

China Makes, the World Takes

Macaus Big Gamble

The View from There

The $1.4 Trillion Question

“The Connection Has Been Reset”

Chinas Silver Lining

How the West Was Wired

After the Earthquake

Their Own Worst Enemy

Product Details

Fallows, James
Vintage Books USA
Fallows, James M.
United states
Asia - China
International Relations - General
United States Relations China.
International Relations
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
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History and Social Science » Asia » China » Peoples Republic 1949 to Present
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