1.What are some factors that led to China's going from having the world's largest economy to being overtaken as a superpower by the West in the 19th and 20th centuries?It is because of the Chinese Qing Dynastic empress doesn’t accept this world has been changed, and they decided to close country door to ‘protect’ themselves. 2.How does the saying "Sweep the snow from your own house, don't worry about the frost on your neighbor's roof" describe China through its history? If it adopts similar attitudes to the world at large, that may be because China faces problems on a global scale within its own borders: it has more poor people than any othercountry save India. When 160m of your own citizens are living on less than $1.25 a day, and many people are beginning to complain more openly about your nation’s domestic problems, the development needs of Africans can seem less pressing. The rhetoric of American foreign policy—and frequently its content, too—is shaped by claims to be the champion of democracy and liberty. The Communist Party is less committed to universal values. Alliances often grow out of shared values; if you don’t have them, friends are harder to find. Awe can be a respectable alternative to friendship, and China has begun to awe the world—but also to worry it.