For China-watchers worldwide, this concise volume vividly and efficiently offers a wealth of information on the world's largest nation. Based on the highly acclaimed State of China Atlas, it contains more than 25 full-color topical maps, clear graphics, and an informative, readable text that together chart the profound changes within China and trace their implications for the world at large. * Maps and facts for the 2008 Beijing Olympics * Topics include: * China and the USA * Growth of cities * Trade and investment * Tourism * Population and the one-child family * Business and entrepreneurs * Human rights and political stability * Energy needs and the environment * Chronology of events since 1949
Stephanie Hemelryk Donald is Professor of International Studies and Director of the Institute for International Studies at University of Technology Sydney. Robert Benewick is Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Sussex and Research Associate in The Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster.