China in the 21st Century

China in the 21st Century:
What Everyone Needs to Know

Published 2013
By Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

In a few short decades China has been transformed from one of the poorest countries in the world to a global superpower. The rapidly expanding economy has translated into a rapidly expanding military, enabling China to throw its weight around in Asia and to project its influence around the globe. Yet its internal repression of minorities, it’s takeover of Hong Kong, and other violations of human rights cast doubts as to China’s ability to be a credible global leader. (A recent edition is available.)