The book under review is the outcome of a faculty development programme undertaken by the Fore School of Management, New Delhi during the period October–November 2011. China is India’s most powerful and important neighbour and its rise is going to have a very crucial impact on India’s progress in the twenty-first century. Given this hard reality, it is quite perplexing why we have not channelised adequate energies to have an informed understanding of China. One believes that one of the most critical factors which would affect India’s progress in the twenty-first century is how we deal with China. Many of us have been concerned with the military dimensions of China’s rise and in the process have not channelised our energies to unravel the various developments in contemporary China.