CHINA RISING, the latest book by the author of 44 Days Backpacking in China: The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass, one of the most engaging sociopolitical travelogues in recent memory, is a comprehensive, absorbing, eye-opening guide to China in the 21st century, a volume which in 700 pp packs it all: history, personal memory, sociology, political analysis. and above all a fair dose of invaluable first-hand information designed to detoxify the Western reader's mind of the constant lies served by the Western media in support of Washington's global imperial agenda.
The result is a thorough rectification, a "deprogramming" of just about everything we, as Westerners, have been "taught" to believe about China, allowing us to see the Chinese people and their leaders as they really are—ordinary human beings just like us with dreams, foibles, defects and a proud history extending millennia, a people that in a century have overcome just about every scourge known to man: famines, massive drug addiction, civil wars, invasions, grinding poverty and humiliation, to become one of the great powers of this century, perhaps the greatest, and which today, much as a result of its success, is facing the undying hostility of the world's hegemon, the United States, itching for a confrontation to reassert imperial control.
The fate of the world hangs in the balance and only truth can prevent a global catastrophe. Arm yourself with the facts by reading CHINA RISING, and do your part