China is one of the largest and most diverse countries in the world. Its culture and technology were once the most advanced on the planet, so why did it not become a world power centuries ago? In this groundbreaking new book, Edward Burman traces the answer through the Chinese innate sense of superiority, which for centuries made foreign conquest and trade an irrelevance. This is about to change. The evolution of the Stealth Empire is now characterized by world dominance in the production of consumer goods, a growing share of world manufacturing and a strong sense of nationalism. The Chinese believe that they need to do nothing as they evolve by the middle of the century into the dominant world power. Burmanís book opens a window onto the history and growing sense of national destiny of this most fascinating country. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this forgotten part of the world and prepare for the dawning of a new age of Chinese domination.
Author: Edward Burman