Day of Empire
How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance--And Why They Fall
By (author) Amy Chua
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Day of Empire by Amy Chua
Book DescriptionIn this sweeping history, bestselling author Amy Chua explains how globally dominant empires or hyperpowers rise and why they fall. In a series of brilliant chapter-length studies, she examines the most powerful cultures in history from the ancient empires of Persia and China to the recent global empires of England and the United States and reveals the reasons behind their success, as well as the roots of their ultimate demise.Chua's analysis uncovers a fascinating historical pattern: while policies of tolerance and assimilation toward conquered peoples are essential for an empire to succeed, the multicultural society that results introduces new tensions and instabilities, threatening to pull the empire apart from within. What this means for the United States' uncertain future is the subject of Chua's provocative and surprising conclusion."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400077410
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Amy Chua
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Paperback (February 2012)
The most talked about book of the year The Sunday Times bestseller The New York Times bestseller Der Spiegel bestseller
World on Fire, Paperback (February 2004)» View all books by Amy Chua
Explores the tensions of the post-Cold War globalising world. This title shows how free markets have concentrated disproportionate, often spectacular wealth in the hands of resented ethnic minorities - 'market-dominant minorities'; and how individual countries may also be viewed as market-dominant minorities.
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Author Biography - Amy Chua
Amy Chua is the John Duff Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She is the author of World on Fire and is a noted expert in the fields of international business, ethnic conflict, and globalization. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband and two daughters.
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