The Chinese Dream

Go now and read James Fallows’ latest. Superb; I don’t see how anyone can disagree with a single word.

I leave yet again for a trip tonight and may not be around much for a couple of weeks. Use this as another open thread.

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 4 Comments

Glad to see he ditched the America-centric idea of a “Chinese dream”. China has to be dealt with and analysed on its own terms and conditions.

May 10, 2012 @ 3:50 pm | Comment

… not entirely.

He does say “But there is a way in which the question (What is the Chinese dream) does make sense, as an expression of concern about what the rise of a “non-universal” nation will mean for the rest of the world.”

May 13, 2012 @ 1:45 am | Comment

It’s the same warmed over “complex because I don’t understand it” garbage from some guy who wants to sound knowledgeable.

Please, the one instance of a little boy eating, OH GOD, POTATO CHIPS, and throwing the bag on the floor is supposed to be some kind of deep insight?

Or the Bentley and hobos line, because this doesn’t happen anywhere else?

Give me a break.

May 14, 2012 @ 6:13 am | Comment

Cadged from the title of Joe Studwell’s book of the same name and exactly the same sentiments that Joe wrote about ten years ago. I wonder if Fallows pays royalties?

May 26, 2012 @ 2:18 pm | Comment

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