A balanced and very readable account of China’s metamorphosis from Maoism into the workshop of the world. China Shakes the World is an excellent book. Buy China Shakes The World: The Rise of a Hungry Nation: The Rise of the Hungry Nation by James Kynge (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. China Shakes The World: The Rise of a Hungry Nation eBook: James Kynge: : Kindle Store.
|Published (Last):||8 January 2009|
|PDF File Size:||12.75 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||11.4 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
I have attended universities in the UK and Canada where classes like economics, accounting, business studies and engineering always have a significant proportion wkrld students from China sometimes they are even more than local students. Written by the former China bureau chief of the Financial Times, this book is filled with well researched information.
Hilariously, it brought me from being a student of the former, to that of both. Search the FT Search. Hoe speelt het land het klaar om – hoewel afscheid genomen van het communistisch stelse – toch centraal geleid te worden? Hardcoverpages. In addition, much of the oil that China imports must pass through narrow sea channels, such as the Straits of Malacca, that are controlled by the US. This book is unsurpassed in terms of exploring and analyzing just how enormous an effect China is having on the entire world.
I loved the whole book, but a xhina at the end reminded me of kygne in If you are interested in China and it’s inner workings, or why it has becomes the world industrial zone, and what this means for America’s future since our country now owes them a lot of money!
Not Enabled Screen Reader: Beginning with a scene in Germany’s postindustrial Ruhr—where a steel mill is sold, deconstructed and shipped more than 5, miles for reassembly near the banks of the Yangtze River—Kynge assesses the socioeconomic transformations of China’s low “Industrial Revolution—era” labor costs and modern production technology at home and abroad.
Levels of external demand, however, are less certain. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. But if the pace of liberalization was too fast, the rapid growth that resulted could spill over into disorder.
Explore the Home Gift Guide. Read more at http: I think there are a number of things going on. Even if the country’s gross domestic product one day becomes as large as that of the US, simple mathematics ordains that its people at that time will on average be only one-sixth as wealthy as Americans. Since China joined the World Trade Organization inbinding its billion-plus population more tightly to the global economic system, the Asian giant’s prodigious appetite for food, technology and natural resources has dramatically accelerated profound changes already well underway across the planet.
James Kynge employs his experiences as a former bureau chief and journalist in Asia for various news outlets over several years to support his theories.
The evolving economic model as China moves from communism to capitalism receives a thorough treatment as well.
I tend to agree with your general point. This book is unsurpassed in terms of exploring and analyzing just how When I first came back to China in JanuaryI was talking with my office director eorld books on China, and he told me, “The best book on modern China has to be China Shakes the World. The author is a British journalist that has lived in or around China for many yea The book, published intells the story of China’s rise in the previous two decades, eventually becoming a world superpower.
Want to Read saving…. The picture Kynge gives of China is too of a vast polluted, corrupthungry nation in which there are no legal bars to any kind of activity. Kynge says shakse by China will have a larger economy than the American one. The infrastructure build-out across China is breathtaking. Perhaps it is Kynge’s accessible writing style, or the fact that I had never really delved into the subject before, but economics really is just another form of history and I would not hesitate to recommend this book as another piece of the history of modern China.
A new era in international relations dawned, one defined by the geopolitics of scarcity. What, then, is the relationship kgnge these Chinese businessmen to Japanese capital? What will happen when the day comes when the developed West is totally dependent on Chinese exports, when factories in the west that previously produced word now imported goods from China have closed down and forgotten their hitherto knowhow, and China needs to increase the price of its exports in order to better remunerate its workforce?
World Show more World links. It showed how the economic imperatives that confront China drive their rising military expenditures, their flagrant theft of intellectual property, and their enormous annual need for growth and jobs drives China’s agenda.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Jamew once a member of xhakes various institutions that deploy the global agenda, it may try to significantly alter the manner in which they operate.
Jun 08, Todd Stockslager rated it really liked it Shelves: English Choose a language for shopping. This book will help you understand how important oil is becoming, and I am more concerned about the f Written by the former China bureau chief of the Financial Times, this book jamfs filled with well researched information. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. To write about China is to understand an incredibly complex country and its people.
The mill is a metaphor for many of the traditional businesses that for decades, even centuries, the Europeans thought of as “their own,” only to discover that competition from Asia threatened their very existence. Open Preview See a Problem? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Here I think Kynge hesitates to pass judgment.
The book gets its title from an unconfirmed and in all likelihood mythological quote attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte: Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Immensely powerful, kynhe a high opinion of itself, but fundamentally naive.
The downside however is great indeed. Without fast growth, Beijing has no chance of meeting its job creation targets, jqmes too few jobs could mean social instability.
If you’d like to learn more about Chinese culture and society in general Shakex recommend ‘China Friend or Foe?
He crosses the globe on several occasions to provide readers with multitude of perspectives.