CHINA AMONG THE POWERS by David Nelson Rowe

CHINA AMONG THE POWERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There is important information in this concise survey of China's potentials as a world power. For anyone who has read widely on the subject, the omissions seem rather glaringly obvious, -- the slighting of the trends within Communist and Occupied China, both industrially and politically, the growth of the cooperative movement, the ingenuity undreamed of before the Japanese invasion which indicates China's adaptability and inventiveness, and so forth -- just -- to mention a few of the factors he indicates merely in passing. He analyses the factors of geographical structure, resources in men and raw materials, social organisation, economic development -- particularly within that part of China under the Kuomintang regime. He shows its weakness -- the directions in which development is being made, the directions in which development is possible, with outside help. He shows what must be done to give China the things she lacks as a great power, a dominant factor in post-war world....This is another volume in the program of the Yale Institute of International Studies -- and reads as a research job rather than a first hand report.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace