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China's Crisis of Success by [William H. Overholt]

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China's Crisis of Success re-examines China's rise to superpower status, showing that, despite social and administrative strengths often unacknowledged by Western commentary, continued success now requires re-invention of its economy and politics. Xi Jinping's extremely risky strategy for re-invention could lead to success, stagnation or a great crisis. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.


'This book is an excellent read. It debunks many common misunderstandings about China and explains why a political system of electoral democracy tends to be inimical to economic development in poor countries with much social inequality.' Pieter Bottelier, The Johns Hopkins University

'William H. Overholt has been watching Asia for half a century, mostly making observations that run against the tide. His 1993 The Rise of China was heavily criticized at the time, but proved correct. Now, Overholt sees a real need for a change in the model that has brought China so much success economically; it must become more consumption oriented, less reliant on investment, it must move from manufacturing to services, and it must upgrade its manufacturing. These are all complex challenges that carry substantial risks. Overholt lays out these challenges with his usual clear sightedness.' Joseph Fewsmith, Boston University

'William Overholt, who may have been the first to identify the 'rise of China' in his 1993 book of that name, goes straight to the heart of the puzzles presented by contemporary China. … This is an eye-opening book that debunks many established notions held by disciplinary academics, as well as by policymakers both in China and the West.' Gilles Andréani, Survival: Global Politics and Strategy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07813S9WV
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cambridge University Press (31 December 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1937 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 293 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1108421695
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David Hardcastle
3.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating but very unbalanced
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Flying Man
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique perspective on China
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a brilliant work on a topic difficult to order
Reviewed in the United States on 13 April 2018
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Christopher W. Beal
5.0 out of 5 stars The US has only 5% of the world's people - Asia has 60%, and Dr. Overholt helps us see them clearly
Reviewed in the United States on 18 September 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars best book on China
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