About this book
A look at the great power between 1850-2008. The hardcover has sold 10,000 copies worldwide. 'His book is a miracle of thoroughness, truthfulness and readability - the perfect primer for a time when China is about to enter all out lives.' "Sunday Telegraph".
In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. For 150 years China has endured as victim to brutality on an unmatched scale, to oppression, to war and to famine. This makes its position as the most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. This title shows how turbulent that journey has been.