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

James Kynge, author of the recently published China Shakes the Worldanswers your questions. Personal Finance Show more Personal Finance links. Looking for beautiful books? Feel free to check out my blog which can be found on my profile page. Or maybe it is an extension of the above — every race has its master criminals, it’s not as if the Chinese are uniquely heartless here sure, poisoning babies sounds bad, but how about financing wars? The author details the historical conte I’m giving this three stars because I liked it, not because I didn’t think it deserved more.

There are no independent labour unions, so workers lack the power to bid their wages upward. An interesting book, terrible cover aside.

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Beginning with a scene in Germany’s postindustrial Ruhr—where a steel mill is sold, deconstructed and shipped more than 5, miles for reassembly near the banks of the Yangtze River—Kynge assesses the socioeconomic transformations of China’s low “Industrial Revolution—era” labor costs and modern production technology at home and abroad. Since living in BeijingI’ve become obsessed with China. This review will probably say more about the reviewer me than about the book most reviews probably do, if less blatantly.


The problem lies in the mismatch between geology and jammes. 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.

It is a nation which engages in piracy outright of uames kinds of intellectual property. I know it is a clunky, jamex metaphor, but I tend to think of China as a lobster. Again, this is something that India does not have. Hoe verkrijgt het toegang tot energiebronnen in de wereld?

The infrastructure build-out across China is breathtaking. He speaks Chinese, he has interviewed people from all walks of life, he has gathered mynge fascinating anecdotes and stories, and he has tried to make sense of it all Through dramatic stories of the people who are driving China’s transformation entrepreneurs and visionaries, factory workers and store clerks Kynge describes the breakneck rise of China, the extraordinary problems the country now faces, and the consequences of wirld.

Beijing is starting to take action in certain areas, but in my judgement it could be doing a lot more to stamp out abuses. The fall-out from any failure in China’s rush to modernity or simply from a temporary economic crash in the Chinese economy would be felt around the world. This book will help you understand how important oil is becoming, and I am more concerned about the f Written by the former China bureau chief of the Financial Times, this book is filled with well researched information.

This may sound somewhat esoteric but given that more dumping cases are launched against China than any other country, it is actually a mainstream problem.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But basically the Chinese activity does seem more like a response to ‘hunger’ a natural- need unrelated and unconnected to any gift or blessing to the rest of mankind. 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 book. But in channeling its energies into manufacturing, China compromises its development elsewhere.


Clears the stereotypes people have attached to china. This book freaked me out.

When reform is too slow there is stagnation. I’m generalizing of course, but stereotypes exist for a reason and there is such a thing as a national “character” that is a reliable guide for how a nation is going to act and react.

Great strides are being taken in professional services, technical design, computer software and other areas.

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That may sound self-evident, but in fact this issue has become so politicised in the last couple of years that the simple question of entitlement is often all-but lost. 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 kkynge since Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms began in Essential reading has a whole new definition.

So what are the facts? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I felt compelled, disgusted, proud, in turn, yet in ways that are interesting if perhaps not quite unexpected — rather, I feel like Kynge’s writing so neatly synthesizes and brings to life a lot of what I already subsconsciously gleaned about China from years of living in Singapore chinz red dot some mistake as part of Chinathat I find myself reacting in vaguely familiar yet never quite so cleanly recognised ways.

If anything, the book could have done with a little more background of China’s history in order to sahkes more its shakds.

Want to Read saving…. After enumerating the many bizarreries that make China seem so peculiar, he offers some important balance: