Understanding China 3rd Edition: A Guide to China’s Economy, History, and Political Culture

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Hill and Wang #ad - After ten years, the data about, john bryan Starr has thoroughly revised and updated his classic introduction to the background of, and the issues at stake in China's present and future. Succinct, and refreshingly forthright, understanding China remains a necessary guide for the uninitiated to everything from the Chinese economy and political system, modest, to its intellectual freedoms and human rights, to its relationship with the rest of the world.

In the new edition, the chinese government's ongoing efforts to curb the influence of the Internet, Starr seamlessly weaves in additional material on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and the intensifying trade disputes between the United States and China.

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A Short History of China: From Ancient Dynasties to Economic Powerhouse

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Oldcastle Books #ad - It describes the amazing technological advances that China's scientists and inventors made many hundreds of years before similar discoveries in Europe. Finally, the book examines the dramatic changes of the last few decades and the emergence of China as an economic and industrial 21st-century superpower.

From the beginnings of chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship, despots, a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous countryAn absorbing introduction to more than 4, warriors, this book tells the stories of the tyrants, 000 years of Chinese history, femmes fatales, artists, and philosophers who have shaped this fascinating and complex nation.

A Short History of China: From Ancient Dynasties to Economic Powerhouse #ad - It also investigates the chinese view of the world and examines the movements, and philosophies that molded it and, in so doing, aspirations, created the Chinese nation.

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China: A History

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Basic Books #ad - An authoritative account of five thousand years of Chinese historyMany nations define themselves in terms of territory or people; China defines itself in terms of history. Keay's authoritative history examines 5, 000 years in China, from the time of the Three Dynasties through Chairman Mao and the current economic transformation of the country.

Taking into account the country's unrivaled, voluminous tradition of history writing, John Keay has composed a vital and illuminating overview of the nation's complex and vivid past. Crisp, judicious, and engaging, China is the classic single-volume history for anyone seeking to understand the present and future of this immensely powerful nation.

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China - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

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Kuperard #ad - Culture smart! china puts the latest dramatic changes into a historical context, explains deep-seated cultural attitudes, and guides the visitor through a maze of unfamiliar social situations. When the world plunged into economic crisis, too, factories closed, in China, but most unemployed workers simply made their way back to the countryside.

The spectacular beijing Olympics of 2008 heralded China's arrival as an economic superpower. It will enable you to discover for yourself the warmth, intelligence, humor, and humanity of this extraordinary people. Among the young, educated, urban elite there is an eagerness to discuss issues that were formerly "off limits.

China - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture #ad - ". The patience, diligence, enterprise, and natural optimism that are part of the Chinese character helped tide it over the setback. The chinese have always taken a long-term view of events. They are proud of their ancient civilization and their modern achievements. New mega-cities sprang up, peopled by a generation of city dwellers, light years away from their parents' rural world.

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The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State

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Oxford University Press #ad - Chinese leader xi jinping has unleashed a powerful set of political and economic reforms: the centralization of power under Xi, social, himself, and economic life, the expansion of the Communist Party's role in Chinese political, and the construction of a virtual wall of regulations to control more closely the exchange of ideas and capital between China and the outside world.

Beyond its borders, beijing has recast itself as a great power, seeking to reclaim its past glory and to create a system of international norms that better serves its more ambitious geostrategic objectives. In the third revolution, eminent China scholar Elizabeth C. In so doing, as well as the low-profile foreign policy, the Chinese leadership is reversing the trends toward greater political and economic opening, that had been put in motion by Deng Xiaoping's "Second Revolution" thirty years earlier.

The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State #ad - Through a wide-ranging exploration of xi jinping's top political, economic and foreign policy priorities-fighting corruption, enhancing air quality, reforming the state-owned enterprise sector, managing the Internet, shortcomings, and elevating China's presence on the global stage-Economy identifies the tensions, improving the country's innovation capacity, and successes of Xi's reform efforts over the course of his first five years in office.

She also assesses their implications for the rest of the world, and provides recommendations for how the United States and others should navigate their relationship with this vast nation in the coming years. Economy provides an incisive look at the transformative changes underway in China today.

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Contemporary Japan: History, Politics, and Social Change since the 1980s Blackwell History of the Contemporary World Book 13

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Wiley-Blackwell #ad - The second edition of this comprehensive study of recent Japanese history now includes the author's expert assessment of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, including the political and environmental consequences of the Fukushima reactor meltdown. Fully updated to include a detailed assessment of the aftermath of the march 2011 earthquake and tsunami shows how the nuclear crisis at Fukushima was an accident waiting to happen Includes detailed discussion of Japan's energy policy, the imperial family, environmental policies, the aging society, the US alliance, immigration, why jobs and families are less stable, and the 'yakuza' criminal gangs Authoritative coverage of Japanese history over the last two decades, now in flux after the mishandling of the Fukushima crisis Analyzes Japan's 'Lost Decades', one of the country's most tumultuous periods.

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China's Crony Capitalism

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Harvard University Press #ad - China’s efforts to modernize yielded a kleptocracy characterized by corruption, wealth inequality, and social tensions. Rejecting conventional platitudes about the resilience of Party rule, Minxin Pei gathers unambiguous evidence that beneath China’s facade of ever-expanding prosperity and power lies a Leninist state in an advanced stage of decay.

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China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know®

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Oxford University Press #ad - In the 1980s china was an impoverished backwater, struggling to escape the political turmoil and economic mismanagement of the Mao era. Today it is the world's second biggest economy, the largest manufacturing and trading nation, the consumer of half the world's steel and coal, the biggest source of international tourists, and one of the most influential investors in developing countries from southeast Asia to Africa to Latin America.

China's growth has lifted 700 million people out of poverty. Whether you're doing business in china, negotiating with its government officials, this is the one book that will tell you everything you need to know about how China works, or a student trying to navigate the complexities of this fascinating and diverse country, where it came from and where it's going.

Multinational companies make billions of dollars in profits in China each year, but traders around the world shudder at every gyration of the country's unruly stock markets. Most surprising of all, its capitalist economy is governed by an authoritarian Communist Party that shows no sign of loosening its grip.

China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® #ad - How did china grow so fast for so long? can it keep growing and still solve its problems of environmental damage, fast-rising debt and rampant corruption? How long can its vibrant economy co-exist with the repressive one-party state? What do China's changes mean for the rest of the world? China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® answers these questions in straightforward language that you don't need to be an economist to understand, but with a wealth of detail drawn from academic research, interviews with dozens of company executives and policy makers, and a quarter-century of personal experience.

China's economy: what everyone needs to Know® is a concise introduction to the most astonishing economic growth story of the last three decades. It has also created a monumental environmental mess, with smog-blanketed cities and carbon emissions that are a leading cause of climate change.

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On China

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Penguin Books #ad - The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history. Michiko kakutani, the new york timesin this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book length to a country he has known intimately for decades and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape.

. On china illuminates the inner workings of chinese diplomacy during such pivotal events as the initial encounters between China and tight line modern European powers, the formation and breakdown of the Sino-Soviet alliance, the Korean War, and Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing. With a new final chapter on the emerging superpower’s twenty-first-century role in global politics and economics, On China provides historical perspective on Chinese foreign affairs from one of the premier statesmen of our time.

On China #ad - Fascinating, shrewd.

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How China Became Capitalist

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Palgrave Macmillan #ad - How china became capitalist details the extraordinary, and often unanticipated, journey that China has taken over the past thirty five years in transforming itself from a closed agrarian socialist economy to an indomitable economic force in the international arena. The authors revitalise the debate around the rise of the chinese economy through the use of primary sources, persuasively arguing that the reforms implemented by the Chinese leaders did not represent a concerted attempt to create a capitalist economy, and that it was 'marginal revolutions' that introduced the market and entrepreneurship back to China.

How china became capitalist challenges received wisdom about the future of the Chinese economy, warning that while China has enormous potential for further growth, the future is clouded by the government's monopoly of ideas and power. By turning to capitalism, China re-embraced her own cultural roots. Coase and wang argue that the development of a market for ideas which has a long and revered tradition in China would be integral in bringing about the Chinese dream of social harmony.

How China Became Capitalist #ad - Lessons from the west were guided by the traditional Chinese principle of 'seeking truth from facts'.

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China Smart: What You Don't Know, What You Need to Know- A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language

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Heian #ad - How is china organized politically? what are the issues that young people face in today's china? what is china doing about its problem with pollution? is the Chinese internet like our internet? What's China's role in the world today? And how much do you know about China's great woman emperor or the Chinese explorer whose voyages may have inspired the legend of Sinbad the Sailor? What are the major Chinese holidays, people, their superstitions regarding numbers, long-time China expert Larry Herzberg tackles important facts and myths about China, and culture, its history, and the true nature of the Chinese written language?In nearly 60 brief essays, as well as its contemporary society.

Anyone dipping into this book will emerge that much smarter about China, studying the language, conducting business, whether visiting, or simply being fascinated by one of the world's greatest and most influential civilizations.

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