The following is a small collections of excerpts, from Jeff J. Brown’s book at Punto Press: China Rising- Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations- The True Face of Asia’s Enigmatic Colossus. After the Prologue, one chapter from each of the four main sections of the book is included.
On a personal level, this book is a virtuous circle. My first book, 44 Days, really gave me a deep understanding of China and its peoples. This book, China Rising- Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations- The True Face of Asia’s Enigmatic Colossus, has enabled me to discover my own countries (the United States and France), past and present, as well as digging much deeper and wider into all things China, past, present and future.
This whole process has been a voyage to learn the truth and I slowly realized this means questioning a lifetime of conventional wisdom, the popular consensus and their accepted myths. Looking back, I was not really prepared to do this, until coming back to China in 2010.