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In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity will Define China’s Ascent in the Next Decade by Damien Ma, William Adams

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Acknowledgments

This book owes a great deal to the teachers and mentors who shaped our intellectual foundation and that of the contemporaries of our generation. Without standing on the shoulders of giants, this book would not have been possible. Wrestling with the complexity and uncertainty of China has always been a full-contact sport, requiring language skills, cultural acumen, patience, and a healthy dose of on-the-ground experience. It also requires a body of inherited knowledge, whether from those in academia, government, media, private industry, or other practitioners, who paved the way for each successive generation to continue the work of understanding the most important rising power of the 21st century.

To all those mentors and teachers ...

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