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David Blake

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  • When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Martin Jacques
    • Narrated By Scott Peterson
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    According to even the most conservative estimates, China will overtake the United States as the world's largest economy by 2027 and will ascend to the position of world economic leader by 2050. But the full repercussions of China's ascendancy-for itself and the rest of the globe-have been surprisingly little explained or understood.

    David Blake says: "Lucid explanation of global economic trends"
    "Lucid explanation of global economic trends"
    Overall

    Jacques' book's lucid prose and textbook explanations of global economic trends is a welcome addition to the growing literature on the rise of East Asia. Jacques focuses on China as he analyzes the rise of East Asia and the competing modernities of the 21st century.

    Scott Peterson's narration is sped up and edited, which compresses the content for a faster listen. I enjoyed this. What I did not enjoy, however, is that Peterson made ZERO EFFORT to PRONOUNCE CHINESE, making most words unrecognizable. It would have taken Peterson maybe an extra hour of work to learn the fundamentals of pronunciation as Simon Vance did for his narration of Lost on Planet China. Peteron's lazy, ambiguous pronunciation will be extremely frustrating for anyone with even a cursory knowledge of China.

    5 stars for solid content. 2 stars for sub-par narration and lazy pronunciation.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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