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49 myths about China, Marte Kjær Galtung and Stig Stenslie

Label
49 myths about China
Title
49 myths about China
Statement of responsibility
Marte Kjær Galtung and Stig Stenslie
Title variation
Forty-nine myths about China
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
Leading an enlightening and entertaining tour, the authors debunk widespread "knowledge" about Chinese culture, society, politics, and economy. In some cases, Chinese themselves encourage mistaken impressions. But many of these myths are really about how we Westerners see ourselves, inasmuch as China or the Chinese people are depicted as what we are not. Western perceptions of the empire in the East have for centuries oscillated between sinophilia and sinophobia, influenced by historical changes in the West as much as by events in China. This timely and provocative book offers an engaging and compelling window on a rising power we often misunderstand
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DLC
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1976-
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Galtung, Marte Kjær
Dewey number
951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
LC call number
DS706
LC item number
.G3413 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stenslie, Stig
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • China
Label
49 myths about China, Marte Kjær Galtung and Stig Stenslie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The party -- Myth 1: Communism is dead in China -- Myth 2: China is centrally controlled -- Myth 3: The leadership is deeply divided -- Myth 4: The Communist Party is a monolith -- Myth 5: The military is gaining political influence -- Myth 6: The Communist regime lacks legitimacy -- Myth 7: The Falun Gong is an apolitical movement that is persecuted for its religious beliefs -- Myth 8: Chinese media is just a mouthpiece of the Communist Party -- Part II. The people -- Myth 9: Chinese culture is incompatible with democracy -- Myth 10: Chinese have no manners -- Myth 11: Chinese people are not altruistic -- Myth 12: The individual has no value, only the collective does -- Myth 13: All Chinese are only children -- Myth 14: The Chinese people are homogeneous -- Myth 15: Communism has created gender equality in China -- Myth 16: The Chinese are atheists -- Myth 17: Shanghai is more liberal than Beijing -- Part III. Business and the economy -- Myth 18: "China Inc." is buying up the world -- Myth 19: China has the United States over a barrel -- Myth 20: China's economy is export-driven -- Myth 21: Chinese people are born moneymakers -- Myth 22: The Chinese don't take risks -- Myth 23: The Chinese are just copycats -- Myth 24: The state hinders economic development in China -- Myth 25: Unequal distribution of wealth is a source of social and political unrest -- Myth 26: All economic development is happening in the big cities on China's east coast -- Part IV. China and the world -- Myth 27: The Chinese are racist -- Myth 28: The Communist Party is kindling nationalism -- Myth 29: China will once again dominate East Asia -- Myth 30: China is colonizing Africa -- Myth 31: China is an environmental baddie -- Myth 32: The Chinese could tame North Korea ... if they wanted to -- Myth 33: China does not interfere in other states' internal affairs -- Part V. The past -- Myth 34: China's history spans five millennia -- Myth 35: China is called the "Middle Kingdom" because Chinese people believe their country is the center of the world -- Myth 36: China discovered the world in 1421 -- Myth 37: All women were oppressed in ancient China -- Myth 38: China has no warrior culture -- Myth 39: Chinese history goes in circles -- Myth 40: Tibet was a "Shangri-La" until the Chinese came -- Myth 41: Mao was a monster -- Myth 42: The Chinese do not care about their own historical heritage -- Part VI. The future -- Myth 43: The Internet will topple the Communist Party -- Myth 44: The end of the Communist regime is near -- Myth 45: The Chinese are masters of long-term thinking -- Myth 46: The RMB will eclipse the dollar as the world's reserve currency -- Myth 47: China is a military threat -- Myth 48: Chinese will replace English as the world's language -- Myth 49: The twenty-first century belongs to China
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781442236226
Lccn
2014024511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024436415
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879246581
  • 2066331
  • (OCoLC)879246581
  • (OCoLC)ocn879246581
  • 2066331
Label
49 myths about China, Marte Kjær Galtung and Stig Stenslie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The party -- Myth 1: Communism is dead in China -- Myth 2: China is centrally controlled -- Myth 3: The leadership is deeply divided -- Myth 4: The Communist Party is a monolith -- Myth 5: The military is gaining political influence -- Myth 6: The Communist regime lacks legitimacy -- Myth 7: The Falun Gong is an apolitical movement that is persecuted for its religious beliefs -- Myth 8: Chinese media is just a mouthpiece of the Communist Party -- Part II. The people -- Myth 9: Chinese culture is incompatible with democracy -- Myth 10: Chinese have no manners -- Myth 11: Chinese people are not altruistic -- Myth 12: The individual has no value, only the collective does -- Myth 13: All Chinese are only children -- Myth 14: The Chinese people are homogeneous -- Myth 15: Communism has created gender equality in China -- Myth 16: The Chinese are atheists -- Myth 17: Shanghai is more liberal than Beijing -- Part III. Business and the economy -- Myth 18: "China Inc." is buying up the world -- Myth 19: China has the United States over a barrel -- Myth 20: China's economy is export-driven -- Myth 21: Chinese people are born moneymakers -- Myth 22: The Chinese don't take risks -- Myth 23: The Chinese are just copycats -- Myth 24: The state hinders economic development in China -- Myth 25: Unequal distribution of wealth is a source of social and political unrest -- Myth 26: All economic development is happening in the big cities on China's east coast -- Part IV. China and the world -- Myth 27: The Chinese are racist -- Myth 28: The Communist Party is kindling nationalism -- Myth 29: China will once again dominate East Asia -- Myth 30: China is colonizing Africa -- Myth 31: China is an environmental baddie -- Myth 32: The Chinese could tame North Korea ... if they wanted to -- Myth 33: China does not interfere in other states' internal affairs -- Part V. The past -- Myth 34: China's history spans five millennia -- Myth 35: China is called the "Middle Kingdom" because Chinese people believe their country is the center of the world -- Myth 36: China discovered the world in 1421 -- Myth 37: All women were oppressed in ancient China -- Myth 38: China has no warrior culture -- Myth 39: Chinese history goes in circles -- Myth 40: Tibet was a "Shangri-La" until the Chinese came -- Myth 41: Mao was a monster -- Myth 42: The Chinese do not care about their own historical heritage -- Part VI. The future -- Myth 43: The Internet will topple the Communist Party -- Myth 44: The end of the Communist regime is near -- Myth 45: The Chinese are masters of long-term thinking -- Myth 46: The RMB will eclipse the dollar as the world's reserve currency -- Myth 47: China is a military threat -- Myth 48: Chinese will replace English as the world's language -- Myth 49: The twenty-first century belongs to China
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781442236226
Lccn
2014024511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024436415
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879246581
  • 2066331
  • (OCoLC)879246581
  • (OCoLC)ocn879246581
  • 2066331

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