Understanding China [3rd Edition]

A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture
Author: John Bryan Starr
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1429934182
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
View: 6129
After ten years, John Bryan Starr has thoroughly revised and updated his classic introduction to the background of, the data about, and the issues at stake in China's present and future. In the new edition, Starr seamlessly weaves in additional material on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese government's ongoing efforts to curb the influence of the Internet, and the intensifying trade disputes between the United States and China. Succinct, modest, and refreshingly forthright, Understanding China remains a necessary guide for the uninitiated to everything from the Chinese economy and political system, to its intellectual freedoms and human rights, to its relationship with the rest of the world.

China A to Z

Everything You Need to Know to Understand Chinese Customs and Culture
Author: May-Lee Chai,Winberg Chai
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 014218084X
Category: Reference
Page: 320
View: 8962
A comprehensive A to Z guide to understanding the customs, culture, and people of China.

Handbuch Interkulturelle Kompetenz

Author: Thomas Baumer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Intercultural communication
Page: 223
View: 2254

The Chinese State in the Era of Economic Reform

The Road to Crisis
Author: Gordon White
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780873328531
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 345
View: 6403
This book seeks to assess the impact of the post-Mao market-oriented reforms on the Chinese state and its relations with society and the economy. It investigates the political and social consequences of an economic strategy which aims to introduce markets into a centrally-planned socialist economy of the Soviet type and investigates what changes have actually occurred in the organisational and political character of the Chinese state, the nature and scope of political participation, the managerial relationships between state agencies and productive enterprises and the nature of Chinese social structure and social attitudes. The book is a valuable source for those who wish to understand the complex and deep-rooted causes of the tragic events in Beijing in June 1989.

Doing Business in China For Dummies

Author: Robert Collins,Carson Block
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118050940
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
View: 3279
Navigate China's business culture and etiquette The fun and easy way to grow your business in China This authoritative, friendly guide covers all the basics, from the nuts and bolts of Chinese business and bureaucracy to negotiating with your Chinese partners. You'll also get the know-how you need to manage day to day, from travel tips and advice on converting money to getting past language barriers. Discover how to: * Understand Chinese markets * Develop a strong business plan * Find the right employees * Work with currency controls and the Chinese banking system * Sell and source in China Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun

The Chinese Tao of Business

The Logic of Successful Business Strategy
Author: George T. Haley,Usha C. V. Haley,ChinHwee Tan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118177304
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 5212
How can managers discover, develop and implement successful business strategies for China and our global economy? Drawing on in-depth research with top executives of successful Chinese and Western companies, this book provides a road map for profitable business strategies in our interconnected economy. In the process, the authors describe and examine both Chinese and Western strategic management, their weaknesses and strengths. Starting with an analysis of the historical, cultural and legal antecedents of Chinese strategy, the authors identify potential for synergy and dominance between companies from Western, industrialized economies and Chinese companies. The book closes with recommendations on how the managements of non-Chinese companies, now pouring into China, can most effectively compete and interact with Chinese businesspersons and governments. The Chinese Tao of Business offers guidance to compete successfully against local companies and in foreign markets through: Unique insights into Chinese bus iness strategy, including its origins and influencing factors; Insightful perspectives on the evolution of China’s market and business environments; Incisive analysis of Eastern and Western strategic decision-making styles and how they differ; Cogent identification of hidden and overt threats, pitfalls and opportunities that Western companies face in China and how to plan for them; Effective direction through an Adaptive-Action Road Map (ARM) for successful business strategies in China and the global economy.

Contemporary China

Author: Kerry Brown
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137510129
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
View: 6878
China has created its own distinctive pathway to becoming one of the world's largest economies – and the country's economic and political development over the next decade will have profound implications for the rest of the world. Knowledge of contemporary China is therefore essential for anyone who seeks to understand politics, business and international affairs in the twenty-first century. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book presents an accessible and engaging introduction to all aspects of China. Following a scene-setting chapter on the making of modern-day China, the book moves on to examine the country's political and economic structures, its society and culture, and its changing place in the world. Looking to the future, the book also considers the demographic and political challenges which China now faces. Kerry Brown shows that there is a vibrant debate within the country about what China is, in what direction it might go and what sort of power it should become. The text is illustrated throughout with figures and tables, boxes focusing on key issues and an extensive guide to further reading and useful websites. This accessible and lively book is the ideal starting point for students and general readers who want to know more about this important country.

Sex and Sexuality in China

Author: Elaine Jeffreys
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134144512
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 7126
Elaine Jeffreys explores the issues of sex and sexuality in a non-Western context by examining debates surrounding the emergence of new sexual behaviours, and the appropriate nature of their regulation, in the People's Republic of China. Commissioned from Western and mainland Chinese scholars of sex and sexuality in China, the chapters in this volume are marked by a diversity of subject material and theoretical perspectives, but turn on three related concerns. First, the book situates China’s changing sexual culture and the nature of its governance in the socio-political history of the PRC. Second, it shows how China’s shift to a rule of law has generated conflicting conceptions of citizenship and the associated rights of individuals as sexual citizens. Finally, the book demonstrates that the Chinese state does not operate strictly to repress ‘sex’; it also is implicated in the creation of new spaces for sexual entrepreneurship, expertise and consumption. This comprehensive study is a valuable resource for scholars in the fields of sexuality studies and post-socialist societies and culture, directly appealing to both East Asia and China specialists.

Understanding China's Economy

Author: Gregory C. Chow
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810218584
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 269
View: 8069
In the early 1990's, the world began to recognize China as a rising economic power to reckon with. China's economy is dynamic ? her human and natural resources are plentiful and her economic growth has been well sustained over the last 16 years. In fact, some have predicted that by the year 2020, China's economic output will be close to half that of the US. It is undeniable that China will be an economic giant, if she is not already one today.In this book, the author has traced China's economic development over the last 16 years. The steps and characteristics of China's economic reform are detailed. The prospects for China's economic growth are studied. The author also attempts to analyze topical issues pertaining to China's economic relations with the US and her integration with the other Asian economies. This book provides the interested reader with a bird's eye view of the Chinese economy over the last 16 years. Most chapters are written for the general reader, while a few are for professional economists. For the questions it answers or for those that it raises, this is an important book to read.

A Guide to Successful Business Relations With the Chinese

Opening the Great Wall's Gate
Author: Richard S Andrulis,Huang Quanyu,Chen Tong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136590056
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 266
View: 8420
Introduces and analyzes the Chinese people, their ideas, behavior, and cultural roots. It not only provides a sufficient theoretical basis for understanding this population, but also focuses on the various vivid practical experiences of everyday and business life. A Guide to Successful Business Relations With the Chinese alters Western business people’s perception of the Chinese people and improves their ability and skill in creating harmonious relationships with Chinese managers, colleagues, and subordinates on business and personal levels.

Understanding China's Political System

Author: Kerry Dumbaugh
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437928374
Page: 24
View: 4940
At one level, China is a one-party state that has been ruled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since 1949. But rather than being rigidly hierarchical and authoritarian, political power in China now is diffuse, complex, and at times highly competitive. Contents of this report: (1) China¿s Preeminent Political Institutions; (2) The CCP: The Political Bureau; The Politburo Standing Committee; The Secretariat; Party Discipline; (3) The Chinese Gov¿t.: The State Council; The Ministries; Gov¿t. Control; (4) National People¿s Congress; (5) People¿s Liberation Army; (6) Relationships Among Leaders; (7) Other Important Political Actors; (8) Provincial, Municipal, and Local Governments; (9) Trends and Idiosyncrasies of China¿s Political System. Illus.

The Common Law System in Chinese Context

Hong Kong in Transition
Author: Berry Fong-Chung Hsu
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780873328456
Category: Law
Page: 284
View: 6870
Under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong the previous capitalist system and life-style shall remain unchanged for 50 years. This concept has been embedded in the Basic Law of Hong Kong. The future of the Common Law judicial system in Hong Kong depends on the perceptions of it by Hong Kong's Chinese population; judicial developments prior to July 1, 1997, when Hong Kong passes from British to Chinese control; and the Basic Law itself. All of these critical issues are addressed in this book. It applies survey and statistical analysis to the study of the attitudes toward, and the values inherent to, the Common Law judicial system in the unique cultural and economic milieu of Hong Kong in transition.

Reconciling State, Market and Civil Society in China

The Long March Toward Prosperity
Author: Paolo Urio
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135171599
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
View: 4058
This book presents a balanced picture of the Chinese reform process, analysing the economic, social, environmental, legal, political and cultural aspects of the process and showing the interconnections between them. As well as analysing the achievements realised thus far by the reform process, this book looks ahead at the difficulties the Chinese leadership will have to face in the years to come.

Sovereignty and the status quo

the historical roots of China's Hong Kong policy
Author: Kevin Lane
Publisher: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 167
View: 4979

China at the Threshold of a Market Economy

Author: Michael W. Bell,Michael E. Bell,Hoe Ee Khor,Kalpana Kochhar,Jun Ma,Simon N'guiamba,Rajiv Lall
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781557753496
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 88
View: 5189
Dated September 1993

Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Economy

Author: Gregory C. Chow,Dwight H. Perkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317663551
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
View: 1536
China's rapid rise to become the world's second largest economy has resulted in an unprecedented impact on the global system and an urgent need to understand the more about the newest economic superpower. The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Economy is an advanced-level reference guide which surveys the current economic situation in China and its integration into the global economy. An internationally renowned line-up of scholars contribute chapters on the key components of the contemporary economy and their historical foundations. Topics covered include: the history of the Chinese economy from ancient times onwards; economic growth and development; population, the labor market, income distribution, and poverty; legal, political, and financial institutions; and foreign trade and investments. Offering a cutting-edge overview of the Chinese economy, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, economists, graduate, and undergraduate students studying this ever-evolving field.

A Guide to Chinese Affairs

Author: Robert M. Liu
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059513906X
Category: Political Science
Page: 244
View: 1738
This is a political treatise that deals with the China issue from a completely new perspective. Disparaging as he may sound, from page to page, toward "the old system" and the Communist Party's various wiles, the author demonstrates his mysteriously profound understanding of the Chinese leadership. Few men in North America would have such prescient perception of what is happening in Asia's (and also the world's) most populous country. It is a work of amazing knowledge and brilliance!

Private Education in Modern China

Author: Peng Deng
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275956394
Category: Education
Page: 165
View: 762
Explains the history of private schools in modern China, which are seen as a unique social institution as well as an important component of the country's educational reform movement.

Brushes with Power

Modern Politics and the Chinese Art of Calligraphy
Author: Richard Curt Kraus,Associate Professor of Political Science Richard Curt Kraus
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520072855
Category: Art
Page: 208
View: 572
Explores the interplay of politics and the art of writing in China today to explain the complex relationship between tradition and modernity in Chinese culture.

Asia in Western and World History

A Guide for Teaching
Author: Ainslie Thomas Embree,Carol Gluck
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563242656
Category: Education
Page: 998
View: 4939
This comprehensive volume provides teachers and students with broad and stimulating perspectives on Asian history and its place in world and Western history. Essays by over forty leading scholars suggest many new ways of incorporating Asian history, from ancient to modern times, into core curriculum history courses. Now featuring "Suggested Resources for Maps to Be Used in Conjunction with Asia in Western and World History".