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In the Jaws of the Dragon: America's Fate in the Coming Era of Chinese Hegemony

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In recent years, popular wisdom has held that opening American markets to Chinese goods was the best way to promote democracy in Beijing---that the Communist Party's grip would quickly weaken as increasingly affluent Chinese citizens embraced American values.

That popular wisdom was wrong. As Eamonn Fingleton shows in this devastating book, instead of America changing China
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ebook, 368 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published 2008)
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Joy
Jan 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not only in the jaws, the U.S. has been consumed, and they’re just deciding when the right time is to spit us out.
This book will shake you to your core, your perception of what the U.S. stands for as a country, and where the U.S. stands as a world power. I hadn’t highlighted a book since college, but In The Jaws of the Dragon could be compared to your best college courses.

Dave Peticolas
This is an odd book. The author is very, very worried about the rise of China and he seems to have done a great deal of research to back up his case. And as an antidote to some of the more naive proclamations about the inevitable Westernization of China (we're looking at you Thomas Friedman) it probably serves some good.

However, I remain unconvinced the situation is as dire as the author would have us believe. Here are his claims as I understand them:


The key to understanding China's leaders an
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Avery
Dec 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An informative book written from an idiosyncratic perspective. It's pretty much guaranteed that you will find shocking new information here that will change your opinions about East Asia. The tone, however, often departs from being a policy briefing and leans towards a schizoid critique of the foreign policy establishment (not that this can't be entertaining; I am always down for a good slaughtering of Thomas Friedman). The author criticizes China watchers as being "self-absorbed" but he is fair ...more
Tony Smyth
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is excellent. Its alarming how quickly the US economy is disintegrating and how its being overtaken by the 'confucian' economies. Fingleton has lived in Japan a long time and , un;ike those foreigners who write about Asia without having lived there a long time, this author knows what he is talking about (I haved in Japan 35 years so can confirm what he says). Though thebook is austensibly about China. There is a large section about the US and also Japan. Basically China is following th ...more
Rob
Apr 11, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Never actually finished. Found myself getting irritated w/ the style, as well as the controversial arguments lacking citations.
J. R. Martin
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read... insightful and easy to follow. A must read for anyone that desires a better understanding of the U.S.-China relationship.
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