Sunday, February 20, 2011
Prof. Kondapalli reviews Martin Jacques's "When China Rules The World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World"
Dr. Kondapalli, Professor in Chinese Studies, reviews Martin Jacques, When China Rules The World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World in The Financial Express. He says, the book is tour de force into not just the rise of China, but also on the global trends today, specifically after the US misadventures in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places. Jacques takes us through the rise of the West from the industrialisation revolution of 18th century and modernity to the current rise of China (and India). The broad sweep of his arguments, grounded well on statistics, diplomatic events and political trends, although not new, provides for a few cogent views, namely, China’s inevitable rise is of strategic dimensions and is to “transform the world more fundamentally than any other new global power in the last two centuries.”