0812930002 New Condition. First Edition. Personal dedication and signed by the author. Crisp pages and tight binding. Appears unread. Slight shelf wear on dust jacket.
The twenty-first century is destined to become the Pacific century as Hong Kong's melding of East and West spreads throughout Asia. As Hong Kong's last governor Christopher Patten is a uniquely qualified tour guide to Asia's ongoing metamorphosis. No other Western political figure has had so much intimate exposure to the ways of Asian politics.
Starting from his own experience as governor, his attempt to introduce democracy to Hong Kong, and his often difficult relationship with the Chinese, Patten goes on to examine much broader questions about Asia: Is the much-vaunted "Mao to McDonald's" miracle sustainable? Was it such a miracle in the first place? Is the Asian work ethic unique or merely a myth?
The growing recognition of common ground between East and West will be the story of the coming Pacific Century, and the outspoken Patten's commonsense evaluation of the new realities will be one of the most talked-about books of 1998.