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Inside the Mind of Xi Jinping

Francois Bougon

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C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
27 September 2018
Xi Jinping wants to become the world's most powerful leader. To succeed, he must balance Mao's Little Red Book with the Analects of Confucius, and more. For Xi, the task ahead of China is to preserve the guiding ideology of Marxism, while challenging mistaken credos like neoliberalism, constitutional democracy, and 'universal values'. China must have total faith in its own brand of socialism, blended meaningfully with Chinese tradition. And this system must revolve around one man--around Xi and 'Xi-ism'. Francois Bougon's compelling biography exposes the historical, philosophical, political and personal narratives that Xi has skilfully woven together to create a superpower in his own image. Is Xi's China a land of 'new market totalitarianism'? Will this be the price of the Chinese dream?
By:   Francois Bougon
Imprint:   C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm, 
ISBN:   9781849049849
ISBN 10:   184904984X
Pages:   232
Publication Date:   27 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Francois Bougon is an economics correspondent at Le Monde. An Asia specialist,he was formerly Beijing correspondent for Agence France-Presse (2005-10),and assistant director of Le Monde's international service until 2017.

Reviews for Inside the Mind of Xi Jinping

'Bougon . . . peers into the black box of Xi's ambitions and strategy.' 'Compact and accessible.' `Bougon . . . peers into the black box of Xi's ambitions and strategy.' 'A rare journalistic attempt . . . refreshing.' A succinct account of the Xi Jinping phenomenon by an eyewitness to the key moments of his rise--but with a healthy dose of scepticism. Bougon sheds highly readable, and often humorous, light on China's seemingly omnipotent leader, and on how he is shaping our world. -- Kerry Brown, author of 'The World According to Xi' An excellent account of Xi Jinping's life and career, what drives him, and why he is different from his predecessors. Its range and depth are impressive. -- Jonathan Fenby, author of 'The Penguin History of Modern China' Timely and compact, 'Inside the Mind of Xi Jinping' probes China's current posture through the thinking of its most assured leader since Mao. Unlike his counterparts in the West, Xi emerges as cultured, capable, politically adept and unashamedly authoritarian. The world, no less than China, should take note. -- John Keay, author of 'China: A History'

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