In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. For 150 years China has endured as victim to brutality on an unmatched scale, to oppression, to war and to famine. This makes its position as the most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. This title shows how turbulent that journey has been.
Based on years of research, first-hand experience, on-the-ground reporting, interviews, observations and data analysis, the former editor of the South China Morning Post , viewing China as a whole, looks into its future, both internally and in its impact on the rest of the world.
In the second half of the 19th century, China appeared as the sick man of Asia, rocked by revolts and huge natural disasters, ruled by an anachronistic imperial system and humiliated by foreign invasions. At the start of the 21st century, China is a major global force. This book presents a study of the nature of political power and its abuse.
A brilliantly incisive and page-turning history of the key Allied conferences of the Second World War, and of how the political menage a trois between Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill was created and managed.