Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor,Financial Times
Anyone interested in the forces shaping the global economy, and our prosperity, should read Uprising.Robert Peston , BBC Business Editor
Balanced and instructive. For Chinese readers the book is a mirror through which they can see a clearer image of their own problems. For non–Chinese readers, this is a good handbook on the current state of China s economy.
Professor Yu Yongding , President, China Society of World Economics
This well–reasoned and informative book is a must for anyone who wants to udnerstand the challenges ahead for emerging countries.
Nouriel Roubini , Professor of Economics at NYU Stern School of Business and Chairman of Roubini Global Economics
For those suffering from advanced Sinoptimism the belief that China will inevitably take over the world in the 21st century George Magnus offers a therapeutic skepticism. Elegantly weaving together his unrivalled knowledge of the global financial crisis with his deep understanding of the long–term trends in international development and demography, Magnus lays bare the Asian dragon s many frailties. Uprising will persuade you that there is much about today s emerging markets that is still distinctly Third World. If Magnus is right, the ultimate fate of the BRICS will not be to rise inexorably, but to drop like, well, bricks.
Niall Ferguson , Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and author of The Ascent of Money
Chapter 1 Back to the Future? 27
Chapter 2 Who Are Those Guys? 55
Chapter 3 To Armageddon and Back 89
Chapter 4 Atomic Clouds of Footloose Funds 123
Chapter 5 After the Crisis: Catharsis or Chaos? 157
Chapter 6 Older and Wiser: Demographic and
Technological Challenges 205
Chapter 7 The Climate Change Catch 22 261
Chapter 8 Who Will Inherit the Earth? 299
George Magnus is well–known and respected as a public commentator on the long–term consequences of the financial crisis. His first book The Age of Aging: How Demographics are Changing the Global Economy and Our World was published by Wiley in 2008. He lives, works and writes in London, is married and has four children.