The Empire of Lies

The Empire of Lies

The Truth About China in the Twenty-first Century

Book - 2008
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Before the totalitarian reign of Mao Zedong and his immediate successors, never in human history had an entire nation been under such intense surveillance. The Chinese not only had to speak alike; they had to think alike. Traveling to China regularly since 1967, and spending all of 2005 and 2006 there, Guy Sorman saw it all, and in this jaw-dropping book, he documents the horrifying stories of China through the 21st century. He shows how the Party's primary concern is not improving the lives of the downtrodden; it seeks power more than it seeks social development. It expends extraordinary energy in suppressing Chinese freedoms-the media operate under suffocating censorship, and political opposition can result in expulsion or prison-even as it tries to seduce the West, which has conferred greater legitimacy on it than do the Chinese themselves.
Published: New York : Encounter Books, c2008.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9781594032165
Branch Call Number: 951.06 SOR
Characteristics: xxiii, 267 p. :,map ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Puri, Asha


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