The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World


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Columbia University Press
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6.1 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Ho-fung Hung is Henry M. and Elizabeth P. Wiesenfeld Associate Professor in Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the award-winning book Protest with Chinese Characteristics: Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty (Columbia, 2011).


[An] informative study.... [The China Boom] paints a convincing picture that China may not be the superpower many predicted it to be.--Publishers Weekly
This valuable treatise will appeal to both scholars and more casual readers with an interest in China.--Library Journal
Masterful.--Foreign Affairs
It is a fast-paced, highly readable, thoroughly provocative, and (rare for an academic book) truly enjoyable account of 400 years of Chinese economic history right up to the present day.--Asian Review of Books
So many books on China recycle the same stories and historical anecdotes, but this one tells the story from the point of view of economic history. It is scholarly yet readable, interesting throughout.--Marginal Revolution
The book should be mandatory reading for anyone concerned with transnational economic policy planning.--Pacific Affairs
an important and balanced scholarly book.--International Relations of the Asia Pacific
Ho-fung Hung offers us the clearest analysis we have of the historical origins of China's economic model and for its future prospects. Hung's work is political economy at its best.--Contemporary Sociology