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.

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Of the former, I respect their aesthetic, their intelligence, their morality, their social graces, their attitude to life, and I am on the whole more comfortable with such and wish that more of my countrymen had the imaginative capacity to live so.

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Whether the reader is optimistic or pessimistic, in either case it is a troubled future, as the subtitle says, that awaits. I find the reports of piracy awful, and extremely disturbing.

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

But surrendering administrative control to the invisible hand of the market saps the essential power that sustains a sing-party state. It pulled a lot of sort of fragmented knowledge I had about business and economic issues in China into a more comprehensive picture. It seems the Chinese put on a good face for Americans because it is part of their foreign policy, but whenever America makes them mad, it is better for your well-being if you suddenly become South African or Icelandic.

The text provides telling examples of the transformation of the Chinese business and industry sectors since Deng Xiaping’s reforms and also of its consequences, felt not only across the Chinese society but throughout the world.


China Shakes the World by James Kynge

It opens with Chinese workers dismantling a German steel factory and transmitting it whole to China. All in all, however, China Shakes the World is definitely a very eye-opening perspective; both on the current global economic climate, and China’s dramatic rise since Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms began in Books by James Kynge. But in channeling its energies into manufacturing, China compromises its development elsewhere.

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I expect China will both accept and pursue a stakeholder status in order to forestall opposition from the west.

I’m giving this three stars because I liked it, not because I didn’t think it deserved more. Westerners continually clamoring to explain China’s geopolitical role fascinate me even more. The upside of this hte as Kynge writes the removal of four- hundred million people from poverty, the rise of a more urban China in which there is greater opportunity for work and education for great masses of people.

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The subtitle of the book ‘The Rise of a Hungry Nation’ hints at the tremendous appetite China is diplaying for every kind of product and industry. Kynge shows China’s weaknesses – its environmental pollution, its crisis in social trust, its weak financial system and the faltering institutions of its governments – which are poised to have disruptive effects on the world.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. A new era in international relations dawned, one defined by the geopolitics of scarcity. I jamss the whole book, but a part at the end reminded me of living in Russia where I usually told people that I was from a neutral country like Canada because people had too strong a sentiment towards Americans usually it was a weird mix of love and hate.


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

The state banking system provided cheap credit to state companies that could default without consequence. For an edited extract from China Shakes the Worldclick here. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The book contains some inspiring entrepreneurial success stories showcasing impressive people and how they rose from very humble beginnings. 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 me.

Despite the subtitle, and a chapter devoted to China’s acquisition of U. There’s so much, it’s hard to condense it into a single blog post.

This means that tge efficiency gains that have taken centuries or decades to distill in the West are available to China almost off-the-peg. Although perhaps that long-term view would have been too Chinese and this is, nevertheless, a text on China addressed to Westerners You put your finger on an issue that will help define the way the world works. This is a crucial question.

This review will probably say more about the reviewer me than about the book most reviews probably do, if less blatantly. 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 jwmes by it’s emergence.