The China boom : why China will not rule the world
- Ho-fung Hung.
- New York : Columbia University Press, 
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- xxiv, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Contemporary Asia in the world.
- Hung, Ho-fung, author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-220) and index.
- List of Illustrations and Tables Preface Chronology of State Making and Capitalist Development in China, Sixteenth to Twenty-First Centuries Introduction: Sinomania and Capitalism Part I. Origins
- 1. A Market Without Capitalism, 1650-1850
- 2. Primitive Accumulation, 1850-1980
- 3. The Capitalist Boom, 1980-2008 Part II. Global Effects, Coming Demise
- 4. Rise of the Rest
- 5. A Post-American World?
- 6. Global Crisis Conclusion: After the Boom Notes References Index.
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Many thought China's rise would fundamentally remake the global order. Yet, much like other developing nations, the Chinese state now finds itself in a status quo characterized by free trade and American domination. Through a cutting-edge historical, sociological, and political analysis, Ho-fung Hung details the competing interests and economic realities that temper the dream of Chinese supremacy-forces that are stymieing growth throughout the global South. Hung focuses on four common misconceptions: that China could undermine orthodoxy by offering an alternative model of growth; that China is radically altering power relations between the East and the West; that China is capable of diminishing the global power of the United States; and that the Chinese economy would restore the world's wealth after the 2008 financial crisis. His work reveals how much China depends on the existing order and how the interests of the Chinese elites maintain these ties. Through its perpetuation of the dollar standard and its addiction to U.S. Treasury bonds, China remains bound to the terms of its own prosperity, and its economic practices of exploiting debt bubbles are destined to fail. Hung ultimately warns of a postmiracle China that will grow increasingly assertive in attitude while remaining constrained in capability.
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- Contemporary Asia in the world
- Commended for Honorable Mention - The Asia and Asian America Section Book Award: Transnational 2016
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