This book delivers the fascinating account of one Western family’s time living and working in China. Told through a series of letters, 'China from the Inside: Letters from an Economist' presents insights into the society and economy of a country that is often opaque to outsiders and poorly understood. The author’s expertise as an economist, and the family’s efforts to integrate into Chinese society, furnish a vivid and unique account. It provides a valuable new perspective on the Chinese worldview, social relations and economy, as well as informed opinion on its projected economic development.
Addressing issues ranging from the education system to the sustainability of economic growth, this is an accessible and engaging book that will be essential reading for all those interested in China and its future.
“Liam Brunt, a British economic historian travels to China to learn first-hand about the world’s emerging super power. Told with wisdom and humour, the book is a joy to read as a personal and intellectual journey across a country undergoing dizzying transformation in the shadow of
history, a place both familiar and exotic. It tells the history, politics, economics as well as the lives of average Chinese people through the perspective of an intellectual and an adventurous traveller to a new land.”
—Debin Ma, the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK