China: Rise, Fall and Re-Emergence as a Global Power
James Petras has a long history of commitment to social justice, working in particular with the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement for 11 years. In 1973-76 he was a member of the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Repression in Latin America. He writes a monthly column for the Mexican newspaper, La Jornada, and previously, for the Spanish daily, El Mundo. He received his B.A. from Boston University and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. His most recent book is” The Arab Revolt and the Imperialist Counter Attack” (Clarity Press 2012) 2nd edition.
 John Hobson, The Eastern Origins of Western Civilization ( Cambridge UK : Cambridge University Press 2004)