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Dragon Rising: An Inside Look at China Today.

Dragon Rising: an Inside Look at China Today

By Jasper Becker

National Geographic Books, October 2006. $35

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China's cautious flirtations with capitalism have had Western industrialists salivating over the prospect of cultivating millions of new customers. But trying to learn anything about this overwhelmingly large and ancient land is daunting; where to begin?

With the folks who have brought the world to many readers in the past 100-plus years: National Geographic. The venerable publisher has hired British journalist Jasper Becker to make sense of the current state of Chinese politics, economics and culture. And yes, there are nice photographs.
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