China?s Peril & Promise – an Avanced Reader of Modern Chinese 2V Set
A Trip To China – Intermediate Reader of Modern Chinese 2V Set
The rise of China is the most important development in world affairs. During the past three decades China dramatically modernized its economy and taken a positon as one of the two major powers in the world. For all of its newfound prowess, China's rise has not been a smooth process. The China Reader chronicles and catalogues these complexities.
"Dealing with China" takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China's state-controlled capitalism. Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner. As head of Goldman Sachs, Paulson had a pivotal role in opening up China to private enterprise. Then, as Treasury secretary, he created the Strategic Economic Dialogue with what is now the world's second-largest economy. While negotiating with China on needed economic reforms, he safeguarded the teetering U.S. financial system. Over his career, Paulson has worked with scores of top Chinese leaders, including Xi Jinping, China's most powerful man in decades.
China Versus the West is an innovative book. The author, a leading specialist on the international and Asian economy and business, presents the most comprehensive picture of the changing power balance between the emerging superpower China and the «old» developed economies of the West: mainly the US, Europe and Japan. The reader can clearly see in what areas and to what extent China has become the world leader, in what areas it is catching up and in what areas the West retains its superiority and has a chance to strengthen it further. At the same time, I. Tselichtchev unveils a breath-taking story of the global economy and business in the brave new world which is non-"West-led" and where major growth dynamics are coming from large emerging economies. A radically changing economic environment requires new government policies and business strategies. The book contains many valuable suggestions and ideas. Using his own analytical framework, the author presents a set of options and alternatives for Western businesses in the wake of China's production and export offensive. The book provides a uniquely sharp and thought-provoking analysis of the factors behind the global crisis of 2008-2009, largely different from what we see in other publications, and examines its implications for the global power balance. I. Tselichtchev vividly shows that it was not global, but Western crisis of a structural character which drastically changed the China-West power balance in the former's favor. He provides strong arguments showing that today's China is structurally and macro-economically stronger than most countries of the West. This leads him to rethinking the very essence of the Chinese model of capitalism and to its new definition. He expresses unconventional, sometimes controversial, but well-founded views about China's problems and weaknesses and the prospects for its political evolution. The book ends with invaluable insights into China's unique role in the world economic history, the essence of the non-"West-led" multipolar world and the positions of its major players. Arguing that from now on no single country will be ever able to «rule the world», it shows new opportunities dynamic China is opening for the West. Thoroughly analyzing and discussing a wide range of the key, often complicated issues which are now in the focus of the world's attention, the book remains very reader-friendly. It is written in the form of an unconstrained dialogue with the reader, containing a lot of the author's on-the-spot impressions, interesting facts, remarks and quotations. China Versus the West is a must reading for everyone who wants to know more about the global developments, China and the West, and also, perhaps, to get valuable inputs and hints to find his or her own place in today's new world. It is highly recommended for policy-makers, business people, academics, analysts and journalists. It is a valuable source for professors and students of the universities and business schools.
Berlitz Handbook China is the ultimate practical, inspirational guide to this fascinating and enigmatic destination, with 304 pages combining authoritative narrative detail and stunning color photography. The opening section provides the reader with inspirational and practical tools that are essential when planning their trip. It includes a guide to China’s Top 25 Attractions, which helps you to prioritise what you want to see – be it the Great Wall, a cruise along the Yangzi river, or the extraordinary landscapes of Guilin. There is an 8-page Trip Planner section including suggestions for a series of itineraries that make best use of your time, whether you’re on a whistle-stop tour of the major sights or a month-long odyssey.
After independence, the Indian Government had desired and formulated its China policy and at the same time, the Nehru Government had clearly outlined its Tibet policy but the two policies came in each other’s way, and the repercussions were felt by India, China and Tibet. The book systemically tries to resolve India-China-Tibet triangle. The Tibetan uprising of 1959 and the turmoil of 2008 are systemically compared along with India’s perspective, proving the reader with a greater insight into the complexities of these interrelationships. Sufficient Parliamentary debates from the Indian perspective not only explain the functioning of the Parliamentary democracy but sheds the myth that in Cabinet form of Government, the ruling party having absolute majority can do anything that it likes as the role and impact of domestic factors in influencing the decision making of Government has been logically proved. The book will thus be of great interest to not only the students of International Relations, foreign policy and South-Asian politics but also to diplomats and policy makers.