Malaysia – Hong Kong – Indonesia – Taiwan – Mongolia – Tibet – Japan – India: Those are all countries in the shadow of the dragon. China is the new superpower and dominates the continent as well as the talk about the region. But to better understand China, it is also necessary to take a closer look at the surrounding countries.
The publicist Pankaj Mishra travels from Beijing to Mongolia and Tibet, trough Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan to find out how the rise of the new superpower influences its neighbors. His book is a clever mix of politics, history and travel report.