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How can the US, Europe and indeed the rest of the world respond to the emerging giant? James Kynge, author of the recently published China. In China Shakes the World, the former China bureau chief of the Financial Times, James Kynge, traces these tremors from Beijing to Europe to the Midwest as. The new China, the nation that in 25 years has changed beyond all recognition is becoming an industrial powerhouse for the world. James Kynge shows not.

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This is a cursory look at the current state of China, it’s relationship to the rest of the world, and the problems and opportunities provided by it’s emergence.

China Shakes the World : A Titan’s Rise and Troubled Future–And the Challenge for America

There will also be a description of how Chinese workers and enterprisers enter the Italian textile center of Prato and provide first an economic boom, and then a threat worl its existence. Possibly it’s also because I feel the disregard for human life — other people’s lives, I mean — is part of Chinese history. US Show more US links.

Do you believe China can make a transition from industrialism to post-industrialism given that there is a huge chasm between being a global leader for conventional manufacturing and producing post-industrial products?

I think anyone interested in what is happening politically, economically and chinq should read this book. Linus Vieira marked it as to-read Jun 22, I think there are a number of things going on.

But for all its world-shaking potential, notes Kynge, “China’s endowments are deeply lopsided. Thus, the above phrase — disregard for human life is endemic — can be turned around, to the equal statement: Is China now the fourth largest economy in the world or the workd largest in PPP terms?


Kynge, the Financial Times ‘s former Beijing bureau chief, makes the voracious “appetites” of jamed new China his constant concern, as he uncovers the sources of and limitations on the giant country’s epochal growth.

As a result I was left with the feeling that I often have after reading articles in the Economist or the Atlantic Monthly o Interesting, definitely. Essential reading has a whole new definition.

Aug 09, Erin rated it really liked it Shelves: I subscribe to the first viewpoint that you offer. This book was ok. Is it possible that instead of witnessing a huge economic success, we are observing the dismantling of the last communist stronghold?

It’s not just another roundup of stories about the “China miracle” and how much Western CEOs are loving doing business in China. Jun 08, Todd Stockslager rated it really liked it Shelves: What are your thoughts?

There is another dimension of this. This implies that if he had been someone less well-regarded he’d have been butchered with nary a thought. My feeling is that if China meets the criteria of a market wrld, it should be designated as one.

The downside however is great indeed. Personal Finance Show more Personal Finance links. I loved the whole book, but a part at the end shhakes me of living in If you are interested in China and it’s inner workings, or why it has becomes the world industrial zone, and jamea this means for America’s future since our country now owes them a lot of money! Kynge’s vivid anecdotes paint shake picture of a country that in many ways is downright freakish and unbelievably unfair and corrupt.


His paean to the Three Gorges Dam was interesting to read before I went to see “Up the Yangtze” which was a film that was packed here in Anchorage, though I cannot figure out why. The author details the historical context for prevailing social attitudes in present day China.

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Despite this fact, for nebulous reasons I am having difficulty articulating, this book wasn’t as satisfying as I was expecting. But it would be a mistake to assume that because China has all but jettisoned ideological communism, it will similarly discard the rule of jams Communist Party.

I don’t know what is so appealing about this sub-genre of nonfiction political analysis–perhaps it is the sheer scale of the China’s geopolitical role fascinates shakew. Awesome read, but definitely plays a little into the fears that Americans have of China.

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Books of the Week. When I first came back to China in JanuaryI was talking with my office director about books on China, and he told me, “The best book on modern China has to be China Shakes the World. View Full Version of PW.