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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Companies Show more Companies links. Sure, Kynge is a journalist, not an academic, so this book may be more along the lines of fhina written by Peter Hessler — they both have lived and reported in China, and both communicate well enough in Chinese to be able to have amazing experiences and conversations with all kinds of different people. These are the supports that India does not have and are not taken into account by many western scholars. Kynge provides enjoyable journalistic vignettes without getting bogged down in sweeping anecdote-based generalizations a la Friedman.

The idea is that when China arrives at the point of becoming a global super power or at least a chia to be reckoned with that it its presence will penetrate to the far reaches of the global community, like that of the United States has done in the past few decades.

I expect China will both accept and pursue a stakeholder status in order to forestall opposition from the west.

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Immensely powerful, with a high opinion of itself, but fundamentally naive. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Inafter 30 years of Communism, its economy contributed only two per cent to global GDP. Kynge studied in china, speaks fluent mandarin and has been a journalist there for thirty years. The mynge details the historical conte I’m giving this three stars because I liked it, not because I didn’t think it deserved more.

Get a copy as soon as you can. First, the members of the Chinese diaspora that invested in China in the 80s, 90s and more recently have often reaped handsome commercial rewards, thereby strengthening their financial standing. Verrassende anekdotes zijn die van persoonswisselingen, het bewust aangaan van ‘vriendschappen’ met westerlingen en die van verplaatste technische installaties vanuit jxmes industrielanden naar de Chinese opkomende markt.


My understanding, James, is that it is indeed the fourth largest in unadjusted terms and the second largest when the figures are adjusted for purchasing power parity PPP. Kynge brings us all the contradictions and spins them into a narrative that kept me turning from page to shakds throughout my flight to Munich.

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The Chinese government – realising that if this shakws more commonplace their present transport infrastructure would fail to cope – seems happy to invest billions now to keep growth going in the next decade. Feb 23, Richard Burger rated it it was amazing. I don’t know what is so appealing about this sub-genre of nonfiction political analysis–perhaps it is the sheer scale of the China’s geopolitical role fascinates me.

Books by James Kynge. The author lived and traveled there, speaks a lot of Chinese, and sounds like he understands the culture. Really, really, really great, lively book with lots of engaging worlx and real-life examples to make all his points fun to read. In addition, much of the oil that China imports must pass through narrow sea channels, such as the Straits of Malacca, that are controlled by the US.

Definitely a knowledgeable voice. China is hungry for learning alsoand Kynge does speak about the expansion of its universities, and the opportunities given for Chinese to learn abroad. Showing of 4 reviews. Written by a journalist so very accessible, but also he is an academic so the book is well researched and supported with extensive referencing.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? While the author’s style is consistent, I found my interest wavering from one chapter to another, and struggling to find the interest to finish the book though I did in 4 d A book that combines both history, economic and social, and anecdotes from the author’s years spent in China. It’s not just another roundup of stories about the “China miracle” and how much Western CEOs are loving doing business in China.


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No, the stark truth is that, despite millennia of civilization, a rich cultural history, and astounding recent economic progress, from the perspective of the political sophistication woorld its people China is still in the Dark Ages. The author uses a good mix of anecdotes and larger examinations of China.

Report a mispronounced word. Due to its massive population base its presence is truly being felt worldwide as Chinese students fill up foreign schools by the millions, western countries move more and more of their means of manufacturing to the east and the millions of Chinese in their homeland increase in their demand for food, jobs and resources.

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The problem, argues Kynge is that China has awoken, has arrived at the point of nearly emerging as a global power. This book didn’t have a happy ending if you know what I meansome political books I’ve read explore the issues, but finish saying how things may be turned around, but this book tended not to do that.

Big retailers Wal-Mart and consumer product manufacturers Nike, Toys R Us seem to us to be moving towards an ever greater reliance on Chinese labour – for finishing, packaging, labelling, sorting and store-preparation, as well as manufacturing goods.

And perhaps that is unavoidable: What are the pros and cons of a possible agreement?

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Kynge provides enough historical background to give the current economic, environmental, and political situations context, but not so much as to bog the reader down. In terms of balance, perspective and brilliant analysis of worlv China is today and where it is going tomorrow, this is the best book you can buy. Books of the Week.