CHINA, WHERE ARE YOU RUSHING TO?
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CHINA, WHERE ARE YOU RUSHING TO?
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S0321-50750000617-4-1
Publication type
Article
Status
Published
Authors
Alexey Vasiliev
Edition
Pages
2-11
Abstract
A.M.Vasiliev’s essay - is both profound scientific studies of various aspects of life in modern China and at the same time very emotional story of the most personal impressions received from multiple travels round the country.The main idea of the author which goes through the whole article is the following: the Chinese do have a national idea and that idea is: «250 years ago, we, Chinese, were the best in the world, the most powerful, and the most developed. We must once again become the world’s best, most powerful, most advanced».Not hiding his high esteem for the achievements of talented and hard-working Chinese people, the author unwittingly makes you wonder about how much could be achieved by the country which has chosen the right course of development.Impressive are the variety of sources used. The big amount of statistical data makes the socio-political themes look like the exact sciences.Professional sinologist probably find in the A.M.Vasiliev’s material some inaccuracies, some other experts could specify that, along with the undoubted achievements China still has a lot of unsolved problem. But most readers will simply rejoice in the fact that the academician allowed himself to deviate from purely academic canons and openly shared with readers with the burden he has at his heart.
Keywords
China, development model, convergence of socialism and capitalism, national idea, achievements, economy, roads
Date of publication
01.08.2014
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0
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130
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