David C. Kang, "China Rising: Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia"
Columbia University Press | October 26, 2007 | ISBN: 9780231141888 | English | 296 pages | PDF | 4.2 MB
An alternative perspective on why China's impressive growth has gone unchallenged by its neighbors. Throughout the past three decades East Asia has seen more peace and stability than at any time since the Opium Wars of 1839-1841. During this period China has rapidly emerged as a major regional power, averaging over nine percent economic growth per year since the introduction of its market reforms in 1978. Foreign businesses have flocked to invest in China, and Chinese exports have begun to flood the world.