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The Thunder from the Silent Zone

Re-thinking China

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The Thunder from the Silent Zone by Paul Monk
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Challenging conventional wisdom about China and its relationship to the rest of the world, this study offers a sophisticated critique of Samuel Huntington's influential "clash of civilizations" hypothesis. Arguing that China shows a significant capacity for economic and social change, as well as a growing tolerance for dissent, the book urges Westerners to stop thinking of this emerging superpower as an isolated and repressive giant and to encourage greater openness. Offering a radical rethinking of China's international role, including independence for Taiwan, the book discusses many aspects of everyday Chinese life, including politics, economics, literature, music, and film.

Author Biography

Paul Monk is the former head of China analysis for the Australian defense department and is the cofounder of Austhink, a critical-thinking skills training and consulting firm in Melbourne.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
Australia
Imprint
Scribe Publications
Pages
384
Dimensions
155x235x25
ISBN-13
9781920769376
Product ID
1662863

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