Chinese Whispers: Why Everything You've Heard about China is Wrong

Author(s): Ben Chu


THE CHINESE ARE THE MOST HARDWORKING PEOPLE ON why are the younger generation derided as spoiled and lazy? CHINESE PEOPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT POLITICAL why is the country's internet exploding with anti-regime dissent? CHINA WILL ONE DAY RULE THE why do the country's political leaders feel so insecure? Perhaps it is time to stop engaging in a centuries-old game of Chinese whispers in which the facts have become more and more distorted in the telling. Ben Chu examines the myths that have come to dominate our view of the world's most populous nation, forcing us to question everything we thought we knew about it. The result is a penetrating, surprising and provocative insight into China today.


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'Chu's smart, iconoclastic portrait dismantles seven misconceptions' [NEW STATESMEN] about modern China and offers a corrective to Western assumptions.

Ben Chu is the Economics Editor of the INDEPENDENT. He was born and brought up in Manchester, and studied modern history at Jesus College, Oxford. CHINESE WHISPERS is his first book.

General Fields

  • : 9781780224749
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : August 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 330.951
  • : very good
  • : 320
  • : Ben Chu
  • : Paperback
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