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Reader riposte: What should Julia Read

11 April 2011 12:37

After Grame Dobell's discussion of reading material for the Prime Minister before she travels to China, we recieved many reader suggestions:

Ned Watt offers:

Hey guys, love the blog. Julia (and anyone interested in China) should definitely read Susan Shirk's China: Fragile Superpower: How China's Internal Politics Could Derail Its Peaceful Rise. Its three or four years old now but still a great read for an overview of domestic politics in China and how relevant it is to China's external relations, particularly with the US, Taiwan and Japan.

Charles Lockyer wrote to say:

I'll suggest David Marr's QE 'Power Trip', followed by Hugh White's QE 'Power Shift'.  

Via Twitter (@Lowyinstitute) readers also sent in suggestions:


My recommendation for Julia' 'The Party' by Richard McGregor All about market-leninism.


How about 'Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger' by Prem Shankar Jha. Or a history of Rio Tinto.


 Human Rights In China: The Case Of Wei Jingsheng. By K. Rudd

I'm not sure the last one (the Foreign Ministers' Honours thesis) will make the PM's reading pile. Thanks all, and please keep sending suggestions in.