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A book that is as enthralling as it is important. -- Niall Ferguson

Highly informative yet creative, aesthetically pleasing and most importantly, fascinating to read. -- Taipei Times
A very timely and interesting book. -- Lord Chris Patten
China border regions brought to life in stunning photographs. -- South China Morning Post
A marvelous...thoughtful and knowledgeable combination of history and personal observations. -- Warren Cohen
Will Europa bestehen, muss es mehr über China wissen. Da kommt [dieses] Buch wie gerufen. -- NZZ

China at its Limits: An Empire's Rise Beyond its Borders

There are seemingly no limits to China’s rise as a superpower. But the empire’s ambitions are being tested along its borders, where ruins of mysterious splendor and phantoms of ongoing tensions are overshadowed by the grandeur of China’s ascent. Highways are being built over forgotten battlefields and derelict shrines to link the country with the world. In this unusual volume, the destinies and landscapes shaped by an empire’s upheavals are portrayed intimately. Evocative photographs reveal the sentiments and sensibilities of China’s periphery, where a new world order is bourgeoning.

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