Understanding China

A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture
Author: John Bryan Starr
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780809094899
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 356
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Introduces readers to China's history and political and economic climate, incorporating new information on such situations as the impact of Den Xiaoping's death on the government, China's influence on our election campaigns, and its eagerness to acquire American technology. Original.

Chinese Business Etiquette

A Guide to Protocol, Manners, and Culture in thePeople's Republic of China
Author: Scott D. Seligman
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446551147
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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East-West business is booming as thousands of people flock to China. The author, with 25 years of experience dealing with the Chinese, provides up-to-date advice on how to succeed, avoid gaffes, interpret behaviour and make positive impressions.

A History of China


Author: J. A. G. Roberts
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349277045
Category: China
Page: 341
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This study aims to provide an accessible account of the history of China from the earliest times to the present day. Its subject matter extends from the ambitions of the First Emperor to the conquest of China by the Mongols and to the triumphs and tribulations of the People's Republic. It also offers an analysis of the interpretations of Chinese history contained in recent scholarly works.

China's Economy

What Everyone Needs to Know
Author: Arthur R. Kroeber
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190239034
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
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China is on track to exceed the United States as the world's largest economy in the next several years. It is already the leading global trading nation. Even though its growth rate has recently slowed from years past, China has had the fastest yearly growth rate of any country for much of thelast three decades. In China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know, Arthur Kroeber offers an overview of the highlights of China's development since economic reforms were initiated under Deng Xiaoping in 1979. He argues that manufacturing, agricultural change, and construction reoriented the economy in the 1980s and1990s through state-owned enterprises, private entrepreneurship, and foreign investment. Those shifts unleashed perhaps the largest migration ever in world history from rural areas to urban centers, accompanied by a no less unprecedented expansion of infrastructure. Changes in the country's fiscaland financial systems vastly increased China's monetary holdings from the 1990s onwards, leading to the country's strategic holding of more U.S. debt than any other nation. Kroeber also examines economic growth as it has been experienced by Chinese workers and consumers, including the mountingproblems of income and wealth inequality, corruption, and environmental degradation. Kroeber ultimately turns to the consequences of Chinese economic growth: its decisive impact on the world economy, its visible and challenging resource extraction from Africa and Latin America, and its increasingengagement with global economic institutions.

China

A Macro History
Author: Ray Huang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317475046
Category: Political Science
Page: 335
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This short history of China includes a new preface, additional illustrations and a more reader-friendly format.

Encountering the Chinese

A Modern Country, An Ancient Culture
Author: Hu Wenzhong,Cornelius Grove
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 098424719X
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Decode Chinese values and cultural norms as they relate to business.

Demystifying the Chinese Economy


Author: Justin Yifu Lin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521191807
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 311
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An insightful account of the remarkable transition of the Chinese economy from impoverished backwater to economic powerhouse.

What Chinese Want

Culture, Communism and the Modern Chinese Consumer
Author: Tom Doctoroff
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 023034030X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 258
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A sweeping examination of contemporary Chinese consumer behavior explains the complex differences between Chinese and Western culture while revealing how marketers and businesses can take advantage of current opportunities.

Governance and Politics of China


Author: Tony Saich
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137445300
Category: Political Science
Page: 434
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The success or failure of China's development will impact not only its own citizens but also those of the world. China is widely recognized as a global actor on the world stage and no global challenge can be resolved without its participation. Thus, it is important to understand how the country is ruled and what the policy priorities are of the new leadership. Can China move to a more market-based economy, while controlling environmental degradation? Can it integrate hundreds of millions of new migrants into the urban landscape? The tensions between communist and capitalist identities continue to divide society as China searches for a path to modernization. The People's Republic is now over sixty-five years old - an appropriate juncture at which to reassess the state of contemporary Chinese politics. In this substantially revised fourth edition and essential guide to the subject, Tony Saich delivers a thorough introduction to all aspects of politics and governance in post-Mao China, taking full account of the changes of the Eighteenth Party Congress and the Twelfth National People's Congress. Further, the rise of Xi Jinping to power and his policies are examined as are important policy areas such as urbanization and the fight against corruption. A comprehensively updated 4th edition of the leading text on Chinese politics Clear and accessible Written by a leading academic authority who has lived and worked in China and has real in-depth knowledge of life in both the cities and the provinces Includes new chapters on the Xi Jinping/Li Keqiang leadership selected in 2012 and 2013 and the challenges for rural and urban China of migration and the integration of migrants

Modern China

The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present
Author: Jonathan Fenby
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 816
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No country on earth has suffered a more bitter history in modern times than China. In the second half of the nineteenth century, it was viewed as doomed to extinction. Its imperial rulers, heading an anachronistic regime, were brought low by enormous revolts, shifting social power patterns, republican revolutionaries, Western incursions to "split the Chinese melon" and a disastrous defeat by Japan. The presence of predatory foreigners has often been blamed for China's troubles, but the much greater cause came from within China itself. In the early twentieth century, the empire was succeeded by warlordism on a massive scale, internal divisions, incompetent rule, savage fighting between the government and the Communists, and a fourteen-year invasion from Japan. Four years of civil war after 1945 led to the Maoist era, with its purges and repression; the disastrous Great Leap Forward; a famine that killed tens of millions; and the Cultural Revolution. Yet from this long trauma, China has emerged amazingly in the last three decades as an economic powerhouse set to play a major global political role, its future posing one of the great questions for the twenty-first century as it grapples with enormous internal challenges. Understanding how that transformation came about and what China constitutes today means understanding its epic journey since 1850 and recognizing how the past influences the present. Jonathan Fenby tells this turbulent story with brilliance and insight, spanning a unique historical panorama, with an extraordinary cast of characters and a succession of huge events. As Confucius said, To see the future, one must grasp the past.

The New Cambridge Handbook of Contemporary China


Author: Colin Mackerras
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521786744
Category: History
Page: 313
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Completely revised and updated, the New Cambridge Handbook of Contemporary China is an indispensable and manageable guide to the world's most populous nation. Emphasising the period from the 1990s, the book covers and includes the following subjects: a chronology detailing events since 1949; politics and law; biographies of eminent individuals; an annotated bibliography of books, journals and websites relevant to China in the 1990s and beyond; foreign relations, especially with the United States and Russia; the economy, including China's main economic reform programs and objectives; education; population and a gazetteer. With an excellent selection of figures, diagrams and maps, this book will be the standard reference to contemporary China for students, teachers, journalists, travelers, academic and government researchers, business people, policy-makers and general readers.

The War for China’s Wallet


Author: Shaun Rein
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1501507516
Category:
Page: N.A
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China's Great Wall of Debt

Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans, and the End of the Chinese Miracle
Author: Dinny McMahon
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328846024
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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A stunning inside look at how and why the foundations upon which China has built the world’s second largest economy, have started to crumble. Over the course of a decade spent reporting on the ground in China as a financial journalist, Dinny McMahon gradually came to the conclusion that the widely held belief in China’s inevitable economic ascent is dangerously wrong. In this unprecedented deep dive, McMahon shows how, lurking behind the illusion of prosperity, China’s economic growth has been built on a staggering mountain of debt. While stories of newly built but empty cities, white elephant state projects, and a byzantine shadow banking system, have all become a regular fixture in the press in recent years, McMahon goes beyond the headlines to explain how such waste has been allowed to flourish, and why one of the most powerful governments in the world has been at a loss to stop it. Through the stories of ordinary Chinese citizens, McMahon tries to make sense of the unique—and often bizarre—mechanics of the Chinese economy, whether it be the state’s addiction to appropriating land from poor farmers; or why a Chinese entrepreneur decided it was cheaper to move his yarn factory to South Carolina; or why ambitious Chinese mayors build ghost cities; or why the Chinese bureaucracy was able to stare down Beijing’s attempts to break up the state’s pointless monopoly over the distribution of table salt. Debt, entrenched vested interests, a frenzy of speculation, and an aging population are all pushing China toward an economic reckoning. China’s Great Wall of Debt unravels an incredibly complex and opaque economy, one whose fortunes—for better or worse—will shape the globe like never before.

The Far East and Australasia 2003


Author: Eur
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781857431339
Category: History
Page: 1538
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A unique survey of each country in the region. It includes an extensive collection of facts, statistics, analysis and directory information in one accessible volume.

China


Author: Alison Bailey
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756631598
Category: History
Page: 355
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Offers an overview of the history, people, culture, art, and commerce of China, and includes an exploration of the social, economic, and political changes affecting the country, in a book with hundreds of photographs and illustrations.

China's Political System


Author: Sebastian Heilmann
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442277342
Category: History
Page: 552
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To thoroughly understand how the PRC has become one of the most important actors in international affairs, this definitive book provides readers with a comprehensive assessment of the preconditions, prospects, and risks associated with China s political development."

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
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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.

China in the 21st Century

What Everyone Needs to Know®
Author: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom,Maura Elizabeth Cunningham
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190659106
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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In this fully revised and updated third edition of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham provide cogent answers to urgent questions regarding the world's newest superpower and offer a framework for understanding China's meteoric rise from developing country to superpower. Framing their answers through the historical legacies - Confucian thought, Western and Japanese imperialism, the Mao era, and the Tiananmen Square massacre - that largely define China's present-day trajectory, Wasserstrom and Cunningham introduce readers to the Chinese Communist Party, the building boom in Shanghai, and the environmental fallout of rapid Chinese industrialization. They also explain unique aspects of Chinese culture, such as the one-child policy, and provide insight into Chinese-American relations, a subject that has become increasingly fraught during the Trump era. As Wasserstrom and Cunningham draw parallels between China and other industrialized nations during their periods of development, in particular the United States during its rapid industrialization in the 19th century, they also predict how we might expect China to act in the future vis-à-vis the United States, Russia, India, and its East Asian neighbors. Updated to include perspectives on Hong Kong's shifting political status, as well as an expanded discussion of President Xi Jinping's time in office, China in the 21st Century provides a concise and insightful introduction to this significant global power.

Entrepreneurship in China

The Emergence of the Private Sector
Author: Andrew Atherton,Alex Newman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317231058
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 170
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The Chinese economy has grown faster for a longer period than any other economy in the world. It is now the second, and will soon become the largest, global economy. This is an astonishing transformation of a country that in the late 1970s was one of the poorest in Asia. Central to this economic miracle has been the emergence of a private sector of entrepreneurs who have started and grown businesses of all sizes and types. This book explores these wealth creators and builders of China’s new economy, and offers guidance on the best ways to work with China’s entrepreneurs and their growing businesses. Entrepreneurship in China looks at the dynamic and changing nature of entrepreneurship, and the need for entrepreneurs to refine, adapt and evolve their approaches within an uncertain, fast-changing and volatile environment. This book examines the distinctive and particular context of China for entrepreneurs, and offers insights into how entrepreneurship has emerged as the driver of China’s economy. This book will benefit business people, policy makers and researchers seeking to understand Chinese entrepreneurship and offers guidance to practitioners interested in working with private Chinese businesses.

The China Model

Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy
Author: Daniel A. Bell
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883482
Category: Political Science
Page: 360
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Westerners tend to divide the political world into "good" democracies and “bad” authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades, China has evolved a political system that can best be described as “political meritocracy.” The China Model seeks to understand the ideals and the reality of this unique political system. How do the ideals of political meritocracy set the standard for evaluating political progress (and regress) in China? How can China avoid the disadvantages of political meritocracy? And how can political meritocracy best be combined with democracy? Daniel Bell answers these questions and more. Opening with a critique of “one person, one vote” as a way of choosing top leaders, Bell argues that Chinese-style political meritocracy can help to remedy the key flaws of electoral democracy. He discusses the advantages and pitfalls of political meritocracy, distinguishes between different ways of combining meritocracy and democracy, and argues that China has evolved a model of democratic meritocracy that is morally desirable and politically stable. Bell summarizes and evaluates the “China model”—meritocracy at the top, experimentation in the middle, and democracy at the bottom—and its implications for the rest of the world. A timely and original book that will stir up interest and debate, The China Model looks at a political system that not only has had a long history in China, but could prove to be the most important political development of the twenty-first century.