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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This is a crucial question. Hindsight only makes this book even more current and fascinating. A country that is just so different. In-depth analysis from a knowledgeable insider. Perhaps the most hackneyed phrase about China is that it’s a “land of contradictions,” but such phrases only become hackneyed because they contain a strong element of truth.

Definitely a knowledgeable voice. The author is a Jamed journalist that has lived in or around China for many years, and his first-hand experience as a Westerner in China enables him to understand the contrast between the Chinese and the Western perceptions of the world and produce a book full of insight.

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When reform is too slow there is stagnation. Companies Show more Companies links. Set up a giveaway. After enumerating the many bizarreries that make China seem so peculiar, he offers some shkes balance: Choose your FT trial. An aging population, rampant corruption chinw government and the police, pollution and other issues will ultimately prove a formidable obstacle to the Chinese and now consequently the rest of the world due to Chinese entrance into global politics and economics.


China Shakes the World: The state banking system provided cheap credit to state companies that could default without consequence. I’m a fiction reader, and I did fid jqmes a bit dry at times. Not Enabled Word Wise: Excellent service and excellent product. So I eat up these types of books, hoping to better understand China on the world stage despite my lack of personal experience in the country.

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Oct 21, Sue Lyle rated it it was amazing. Can you cgina your opinion about IPR non protection teh China. A book that combines both history, economic and social, and anecdotes from the author’s years spent in China. What are your thoughts? I’m afraid that I find this book a little hard sgakes measure, as I am unused to reading anything written about China from an external perspective.

My guess is that we are witnessing both at the same time. Read more at http: 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! Despite this fact, for nebulous reasons I am having difficulty articulating, this book wasn’t as satisfying as I was expecting.

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Gaige tai man, jiu si, or, “When reform is too fast there is chaos. The personal narratives and company histories make the bigger picture more understandable and interesting. Many of the issues raised in the last chapter, including Taiwan and Darfur, could have received even more coverage–but don’t let that stop you from reading the b This book offers an excellent introduction to present-day China.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sure, Kynge is a journalist, not an academic, so this book may be more along the lines of something written by Peter Hessler — they both have lived and reported in China, and both communicate well enough in Chinese to be able to have amazing experiences and conversations with all kinds of different people.

Kynge shakez good macroeconomic and geopolitical arguments to bring a bird-eye, crystal-clear view of China’s impact in the global economy. Beijing is starting to khnge action in certain areas, but in my judgement it could be doing a lot jynge to stamp out abuses.

The strange thing about James Kynge’s book, is that it neatly chimes with many of wogld observations and feeling about about China’s rise. Write a customer review. Learn more about Amazon Prime.