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China Shakes The World: The Rise of a Hungry Nation Hardcover – 30 Mar 2006

4.5 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: W&N; First Edition edition (30 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297852299
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297852292
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.5 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,176,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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balanced and very readable account¿ China Shakes the World is an excellent book, far more useful and sensible than most business bestsellers or the majority of general introductions to modern China¿

As Kynges wisely remarks, China owes its emergence as global powers to the freemarket system pioneered by the US, but has very different values from those in most countries that have grown up under the Pax Americana.The more it adapts those values, the more the rest of us are likely to applaud and make way for its continued extraordinary progress. (Chris Patten Financial Times)

particularly well-written.... brings alive all the complexities and contradictions of China's development.... combines a fresh perspective with an eye for arresting detail. (THE ECONOMIST)

sweeping, fluent essay... The author's touch is as deft as the brushstrokes in a Chinese landscape... it is the conclusions of the book that make it worth the reading time... He makes a sophisticated argument that by interweaving Chinese interests in peace and prosperity with those of the west, both parties will ultimately benefit. From a global point of view, he explains, China's emergence is of enormous virtue. (SUNDAY TIMES)

... pungent and discursive... This feels like China as it really is... The conclusions of Kynge's courageous essay are harsh but persuasive. (MARTIN VANDER WEYER SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)

he is admirably knowledgeable about the subject and the country. He tells the story of China's rise with sympathy and insight. (THE GUARDIAN)

a business book, but one with a strongly beating human heart,and it's a splendid introduction to what is happening in, and to, China today. What Kynge brings to the subject is a real passion fuelled by his years living there, which has also given him a depth and sophistication that few other China books can match. (IRISH TIMES)

James Kynge's absorbing essay on the global effects of China's emergence as an economic superpower is filled with...telling colour and detail... he offers a wide-ranging analysis of the unprecendented challenge which China now offers to the West. (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY)


captures the ambivalence that many intelligent people feel about the rise of China... excellent reporting. (FAR EASTERN ECONOMIC REVIEW)

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Authoritative account by leading China expert on how China's economic rise and how it will affect the world

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