China Unbound: A New World Disorder Audiobook, by Joanna Chiu Play Audiobook Sample

China Unbound: A New World Disorder Audiobook

China Unbound: A New World Disorder Audiobook, by Joanna Chiu Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Nancy Wu Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798200735433

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75:36 minutes

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02:29 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

50:33 minutes

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While the United States stumbles, an award-winning foreign correspondent chronicles China’s dramatic moves to become the world’s dominant power.

As the second-largest economy, China is now extending its influence across the globe. Joanna Chiu has spent a decade tracking China’s propulsive rise, from the complicity of democratic nations, to a new colonialism coming from its multibillion-dollar “New Silk Road” initiative, to its growing sway on foreign countries and multilateral institutions.

Chiu transports readers to protests in Hong Kong, underground churches in Beijing, and exile Uighur communities in Turkey, exposing Beijing’s use of high-tech police surveillance and aggressive human-rights violations against those who challenge its power. With increasingly close ties between authoritarian states, the new world order documented in China Unbound lays out the disturbing implications for prosperity and freedom everywhere.

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“A vivid, perspicacious, and ultimately disillusioned book about the current direction of China that delivers an urgent and much-needed caution against xenophobia toward Chinese people at a time of growing tensions with a new superpower.”

— Howard W. French, author of Born in Blackness 


  • “Doggedly reported and fiercely argued, this cri de coeur offers essential insight into Beijing’s ‘aims and activites.’”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “An eye-opening global tour of the growing influence of the new superpower. A fascinating, illuminating book.”

    — Rob Gifford, Senior Editor, Economist
  • “A devastating analysis of the Chinese police state gone global. China Unbound is essential to understanding the fragility of peace in the twenty-first century.”

    — Jan Wong, author of Red China Blues
  • “A sweeping, timely, and nuanced read for anyone who cares about the global rise of authoritarianism.”

    — Leta Hong Fincher, author of Betraying Big Brother

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About Joanna Chiu

Joanna Chiu is an internationally recognized authority on China whose work has appeared in the GuardianForeign Policy, the BBC, the AtlanticNewsweekQuartzAl JazeeraGlobalPost, CBC, and NPR. For seven years she was based in China as a foreign correspondent, reporting for top news agencies such as Agence France Presse and Deutsche Presse-Agentur, and in Hong Kong, she reported for the South China Morning Post, the Economist, and Associated Press. In 2012 her story on refugees in Hong Kong won a Human Rights Press Award, and in 2018 her report on #MeToo cases in Asia was named one of the best Foreign Policy long-form stories. She was the recipient of the 2020 Canadian Ethnic Media Association award in the print category for her coverage of anti-Asian racism during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is the founder and chair of the NüVoices editorial collective, which celebrates the creative and academic work of women working on the subject of China. She is a senior journalist for the Toronto Star and has previously served as bureau chief of the Star Vancouver. She also speaks frequently at major events and conferences.

About Nancy Wu

Nancy Wu has narrated audiobooks since 2004, winning three AudioFile Earphones Awards. A New York theater, television, and film actor, she has recorded in studios all over the world—from Italy to Switzerland to Thailand. Her credits include Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Hope & Faith, All My Children, Made for Each Other, and the Oscar-nominated film Frozen River.