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Topic: 30 Jan 2017 China

“Should we worry about China?” “Will this be the century of China?”

Recommended by Courtney and Bob: “The China Mirage: the hidden history of American  Disaster in Asia” by James Bradley. (AmazonNPR Podcast (7min) and transcript.)

I have not read the book but I rate the below-linked YouTube video of a talk by Bradley as terrific!

Bradley is also the author of “Flags of Our Fathers” about (among other things) the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima.

(His talk is an hour long; if you want to save some time, you can watch it at up to 2x speed by pressing the “gear” icon. )

TED Talk, recommended by Bradley “Are China and the US doomed to conflict” by Kevin Rudd former PM of Australia.

Wikipedia article on “The Chinese Century”  has lots of interesting links for the homework oriented:


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