The “China Dream” in the Xi-Li administration in the information age: Shared dreams or same bed, different dreams?

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Abstract

IN 1793 a British envoy, Lord Macartney, arrived at the court of the Chinese emperor, hoping to open an embassy. He brought with him a selection of gifts from his newly industrializing nation. The Qianlong emperor, whose country then accounted for about a third of global GDP, swatted him away: "Your sincere humility and obedience can clearly be seen," he wrote to King George III, but we do not have "the slightest need for your country’s manufactures." The British returned in the 1830s with gunboats to force trade open, and China’s attempts at reform ended in collapse, humiliation and, eventually, Maoism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChina Dreams
Subtitle of host publicationChina's New Leadership and Future Impacts
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Pages111-144
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9789814611145
ISBN (Print)9789814611138
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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