China, West and the Islamic World: The World in 2050, Romance of Three Civilizations
China, West and the Islamic World: The World in 2050 is written by Syed Hasan Javed. He has served in the Foreign Service of Pakistan for nearly four decades and was appointed as the High Commissioner to Mauritius, Singapore and ambassador in Germany. Amb. Javed also served in various diplomatic assignments in China, Europe and Russia. He remained in China in different capacities for nearly a decade. He thus had an opportunity to closely see different aspects of Chinese society. In China, West and the Islamic World: The World in 2050, the author gives an account of the natural traits of Chinese people, which is based on his close observations and interaction with the people while he was in China. The book under review is divided into eight chapters. The author has given a detailed historical background of China, West and the Muslim countries as well as the rise and fall of super powers in the first part. It sort of puts the ensuing analysis in perspective. The following chapters discuss the rise of China, Russia and decline of other major world powers in the coming years.