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Growling Tiger, Roaring Dragon

India, China and the New World Order

by (author) David Smith

Douglas & McIntyre
Initial publish date
Sep 2007
Economics, Economic Conditions
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2007

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The economics editor of the Sunday Times provides a brilliant, clear-headed analysis of the global shift in economic power-and asks, what will a resurgent Asia mean for North America and Europe?

Two thousand years ago, China and India had a 59 percent share of the world economy. They then fell spectacularly from grace. But by 2050, the world will be theirs again. What will that mean for the West?

The rise of China and India raises fundamental questions about the structure of the world economy and the balance of global geopolitical power. Will China still be a repressive and undemocratic regime, embracing free-market economics but only when it suits? How aggressive a superpower will it be? And what about India, whose economic resurgence is built on a highly educated workforce? David Smith analyzes the ways in which the world is tilting rapidly eastward and examines all the implications of the shift in global power to Beijing and Delhi-a shift that will creep up on us before we know it.

About the author

David Smith, author of the British best-seller Free Lunch, is economics editor of The Sunday Times and an economic adviser to Rupert Murdoch. He is a familiar voice on British radio and television, commentating on economic matters.

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Editorial Reviews

"David Smith raises fundamental questions about the geopolitical futures of India and China and their effect on the rest of the world."

Globe & Mail

"The book takes the reader through a general tour of each country's ancient history, as well as a more thorough exposition of modern history, seamlessly weaving together political and economic events...The economics editor of The Sunday Times, Smith writes in an engaging style. His coverage is thorough, his anecdotes elucidating and his and his style accessible. Growling Tiger is a useful volume not only for those concerned about impending economic change, but also for those looking for insight into contemporary Chinese and Indian societies."

National Post

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