About the Book
This revised edition is an up-to-date and comprehensive study covering the whole spectrum of socio-political, economic and cultural tradition and transformation of China in the new millennium. The author has thoroughly re-examined the various aspects of the Chinese life, their traditions and process of reformation in ten chapters. This edition would be a valuable asset for the reader to get the comprehensive knowledge about contemporary China and its people. Enlightening feedback and suggestions are solicited.
About the Author
Wim Swann has a master’s in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and History from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. She worked with the World Bank over the period 1971 to 2006, where she was actively involved as a ‘front-line operator’ to help in working on remotely-conceived development plans into action. Much of her works centered on socio-economic policy and governance. Thus, she dealt with issues related to civil society, including those arising out of preconceptions about gender. She served as counselor to the president on issues involving ethics, values, rights, and faith in development work which reflects the recent grown realisation that development institutions like the World Bank share common goals with religious traditions in the alleviation of poverty and its attendant problems; and that there is the need for a symbiotic dialogue between these two in order to maximise the benefits from their working together synergistically since 2000. Presently she is associated with Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.