Chinese Whispers: Why Everything Youâ€™ve Heard About China is WrongBy Ben Chu
By examining seven modern myths, or â€śwhispersâ€ť, that dominate Western views of China and its people, Ben Chu forces us to question everything we thought we knew about the worldâ€™s most populous nation. The result is a surprising, penetrating insight into modern China.
Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian CenturyBy Gideon Rachman
According to Rachman, chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times, the defining trend of our age is â€śEasternisationâ€ť. In this book, he demonstrates how the world is being redrawn by the shift in power from the west to the east, and maps out how turbulent this process could turn out to be.
The Water KingdomBy Philip Ball
From the Yangtze to the Yellow River, Chinaâ€™s waterways have defined its politics and ways of life for centuries. Ball takes a journey along the history, politics and culture of Chinaâ€™s waterways, and argues that Chinaâ€™s fate, like its past, can be read in its water problems.
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