Adam Smith in Beijing

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$8.37
(Save 69%)
Est. Return Date: 10/22/2014
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$20.11
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$15.85
(Save 41%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $9.20
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 65%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (16) from $9.20   
  • New (9) from $15.53   
  • Used (7) from $9.20   

Overview

In the late eighteenth century, the political economist Adam Smith predicted an eventual equalization of power between the West and the territories it had conquered. In this magisterial new work, Giovanni Arrighi shows how China’s extraordinary rise invites us to reassess radically the conventional reading of The Wealth of Nations. He examines how recent US attempts to create the first truly global empire were conceived to counter China’s spectacular economic success Now America’s disastrous failure in Iraq has made the People’s Republic of China the true winner in the US War on Terror.

China may soon become again the kind of noncapitalist market economy that Smith described, an event that will reconfigure world trade and the global balance of power.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Arrighi is a student of the French historian Fernand Braudel, and the book has the range and ambition of Braudel’s work.”—Financial Times

Adam Smith in Beijing follows, and completes, his previous volume The Long Twentieth Century. Together they constitute a stunning work of world history with theoretical and political intent whose intellectual roots lie in a mix of radical historiographical traditions.”—Radical Philosophy

“This book is an impressive result; it will have a major impact ... Arrighi argues his case in great detail—using an elaborate exegesis of The Wealth of Nations, which will send many readers back to that text in amazement.”—Economic and Political Weekly

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844672981
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 1/5/2009
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 452,684
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Giovanni Arrighi (1937–2009) was Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. His books include The Long Twentieth Century, Adam Smith in Beijing, and, with Beverly Silver, Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System. His work has appeared in many publications, including New Left Review—who published an interview on his life-long intellectual trajectory in March–April 2009, and an obituary in Nov–Dec 2009—and there are more accounts on his memorial website.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

Preface and Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Part I Adam Smith and the New Asian Age

1 Marx in Detroit, Smith in Beijing 13

2 The Historical Sociology of Adam Smith 40

3 Marx, Schumpeter, and the "Endless" Accumulation of Capital and Power 69

Part II Tracking Global Turbulence

4 The Economics of Global Turbulence 99

5 Social Dynamics of Global Turbulence 121

6 A Crisis of Hegemony 149

Part III Hegemony Unraveling

7 Domination without Hegemony 175

8 The Territorial Logic of Historical Capitalism 211

9 The World State that Never Was 250

Part IV Lineages of the New Asian Age

10 The Challenge of "Peaceful Ascent" 277

11 States, Markets, and Capitalism, East and West 309

12 Origins and Dynamic of the Chinese Ascent 351

Epilogue 379

Bibliography 390

Index 409

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)