A fascinating look at China now and in the years to come, through the eyes of those at the helm
As China continues its rapid ascent, attention is turning to its leaders, who they are, and how they view the country’s incredible transformation over the last thirty years. In How China’s Leaders Think: The Inside Story of China’s Past, Current and Future Leaders, Revised, bestselling author Lawrence Kuhn goes directly to the source, talking with members of China’s ruling party and examining recently declassified Party material to provide readers with an intimate look at China’s leaders and leadership structure, visionary principles, and convulsive past, and tracing the nation’s reform efforts.
Focusing on President Hu Jintao’s philosophies and policies, the book looks to the next generation of China’s leaders to ask the questions on everyone’s lips. Who are China’s future leaders? How do they view China’s place in the world? Confronting China’s leaders head on, Kuhn asks about the county’s many problem, from economic imbalances to unsustainable development, to find out if there’s a road map for change. Presenting the thoughts of key Chinese leaders on everything from media, military, banking, and healthcare to film, the Internet, science and technology, and much more, the book paints an intimate, candid portrayal of how China’s leaders really think.
Presents a fascinating insight into how China’s leaders think about their country and where it’s headed
Asks the tough questions about China’s need for reform
Pulls together information from over 100 personal interviews as well as recently declassified Party documents
Taking readers closer to Party officials than ever before, How China’s Leaders Think documents China’s thirty-year struggle toward economic and social reform, and what’s to come.
Robert Lawrence Kuhn (born 1944, New York) is an international corporate strategist, investment banker, and public intellectual. With a doctorate in brain research and the author or editor of over 25 books, he is a long-time adviser to China’s leaders and the Chinese government; adviser to multinational corporations on China strategies and transactions; and a frequent commentator on business, finance, and China (he is a columnist for China Daily and appears regularly on the BBC and China Central Television). For over 20 years, he has worked with China’s senior leaders, advising on economic policy, science and technology, media and culture, Sino-American relations, and international communications. Kuhn is the creator, writer, and host of the public television series Closer to Truth, which presents leading scientists and philosophers discussing fundamental issues, particularly cosmos,…