China Shakes the World: A Titan's Rise and Troubled Future -- and the Challenge for America
  • China Shakes the World: A Titan's Rise and Troubled Future -- and the Challenge for America
  • China Shakes the World: A Titan's Rise and Troubled Future -- and the Challenge for America

China Shakes the World: A Titan's Rise and Troubled Future -- and the Challenge for America

by James Kynge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618919066

ISBN-13: 9780618919062

Pub. Date: 10/11/2007

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” Napoleon’s words seem eerily prescient today, as the shock waves from China’s awakening reverberate around the globe. Award-winning journalist James Kynge takes measure of the tremors made as China’s ravenous hunger for jobs, raw materials, energy, and food—and its

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“Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” Napoleon’s words seem eerily prescient today, as the shock waves from China’s awakening reverberate around the globe. Award-winning journalist James Kynge takes measure of the tremors made as China’s ravenous hunger for jobs, raw materials, energy, and food—and its export of goods, workers, and investments—drastically reshapes world trade and politics. Through dramatic stories of the people who are driving China's transformation—entrepreneurs and visionaries, factory workers and store clerks—Kynge describes the breakneck rise of China, the extraordinary problems the country now faces, and the consequences of both.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618919062
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/11/2007
Series:
Edition 001 Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
713,948
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     viii
Introduction     xi
Rags to Riches     1
The Future Is the Past (Except When It Isn't)     23
The Population Paradox: Innovation, Piracy, and the Grail of Market Share     45
The Ties That Bind: China Goes to Europe     73
America Bought and Sold: Acquiring Technology for a Great Leap Forward     101
Not Enough to Go Around: Natural Resources and Environmental Catastrophe     129
The Collapse of Social Trust     157
Communism vs. Democracy     183
Can We Be Friends?     213
Notes     243
Bibliography     253
Index     257

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