Humphrey Hawksley on a new book that plumbs the historic foundations underlying China’s distinct identity and current conduct.
Polarising rhetoric between Beijing and Washington is expected to heighten in these months leading up to November’s US presidential election. Already there is a plethora of books by experts delving into China’s military, its modern communism, its intent and much more.
It is refreshing, therefore, that Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese studies at King’s College, London, calls his new book simply China, with no subtitle, and begins by asking a fundamental question missing from much of today’s debate: ‘What is China?’ […]
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