FictionFan’s Book Reviews

...I can’t recommend it highly enough to anyone who is interested in understanding the national psyche of a nation that seems destined soon to be the wealthiest and most powerful of all...    

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*Starred Review*   Many contemporary books examining China’s recent gains in wealth and power (often with ominous overtones) have sought out and found answers in recent geopolitical trends...

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Publishers Weekly

All along the road to fuqiang, the leading lights of China have been ideologically pragmatic, trading one concept for another as circumstances dictated.

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Kirkus Reviews

From humiliation to glory: A vigorous scouring of the historical record by two crack Chinese scholars fleshes out the troughs and triumphs of Chinese greatness.

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