Re: Back from China

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sun Dec 30 2001 - 11:07:19 MST

From: "Greg Burch" <>
> After a busy two weeks in Beijing

Welcome back, Greg, and thank you for the narration on post-Mao China.
I know you like to read a lot, so here's a list of books about the new Asia:

China is indeed ascendant.

"Nineteen ninety-seven - a year marked by both the death of Deng and the
long-awaited return of Hong Kong - symbolizes the end of China's ideological
transition and the birth of a real economic world power.
"Will China fully embrace capitalism and avoid causing a new cold - or hot -
war? Will a rise in terrorism cause the world to pull back in constant fear?
It's not technology or economics that pose the biggest challenges to the long
boom. It's political factors, the ones dependent on strong leadership. "
--_Wired_, 1997

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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