Author: Bill Emmott
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780141031408
The world is changing, as political and economic power shifts further towards Asia. In this penetrating book Bill Emmott shows the ways in which our future will be dominated not by one, but by three Asian giants-China, India and a newly resurgent Japan.
How will competition between the emergent great powers in the East affect the West? What will the potential benefits, tensions and danger zones be? Emmott, former editor of The Economist, is one of the world's most authoritative international commentators. In Rivals he has written the essential book for understanding how this new power game will shape the twenty-first century.
‘An important new book…Asia is the new world what happens there affects us all – our jobs, our livelihoods, our prospects. It is doubtful if there will be a livelier and more thought-provoking assessment than this one’.
- RICHARD WHELAN, IRISH TIMES
‘One of the best analyses of the wider picture’
- I AN PINDAR, GUARDIAN
‘Striking…clever and concise’
- MICHAEL SHERIDAN, SUNDAY TIMES
‘Compelling…a judicious and engaging tour d’horizon’
- EDWARD LUCE,LITERARY REVIEW
‘Emmott argues convincingly that rivalry among the great Asian powers, rather than between the west and Asia, will drive the twenty-first century’
- CHARLES GRANT, PROSPECT
‘Rivals is remarkable for the clarity of its economic and historical analysis and the cogency of its arguments’.
- VICTOR MALLET, FINANCIAL TIMES
List of Figures, Tables and Maps
Foreword to the Paperback Edition
1. Asia’s New Power Game
2. A Continent Created
3. China: Middle Country, Central Issue
4. Japan: Powerful, Vulnerable, Ageing
5. India: Multitudes, Muddle, Momentum
6. A Planet Pressured
7. Blood, Memory and Land
8. Flashpoints and Danger Zones
9. Asian Drama