The book collects the results of Tan Chung’s life-long study. Standing at the forefront of academic research, he reviews China’s development and predicts the future trend of Chinese civilization with a well-rounded, global perspective. The new opinions and ideas in this book are thought-provoking and greatly inspire me.
In this book, Tan Chung presents the outcome of his long-term studies, illuminating the peaceful nature of Chinese development and highlighting the perils along the way. In general, this is a great story about China and an innovative monograph with both academic value and practical significance.
Reading this book, I feel Tan Chung’s romantic spirit about Chinese history. He is an elder scholar who experienced his life in three representative civilized countries: China, India, and the United States. In the book, he discusses the successes and failures in the development of Chinese civilization. Although one may disagree with his arguments, you cannot deny that this book is not only an expedition, but also a long-lost innovation.
Such a bird’s eye view of Chinese history is rare and will be of use to millions of general readers as well as all students who study China, the emerging global power, all over the world.
“Such a bird’s eye view of Chinese history is rare and will be of use to millions of general readers….”
“[T]his is a great story about China … with both academic value and practical significance.”