This is China - Haiwang Yuan Summary
This Is China contains, in brief, everything we need to know about 5,000 years of history, 30 years of "opening," and a future that promises to shape the 21st century for all of us. Drawn from the vast resources of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, this concise 120-page book is recommended for classroom use, curriculum development, and student review.
But... This is China! - May BanFa Summary
This is China, usually accompanied by a big sigh of frustration, is the phrase used by many foreigners to explain the random, hilarious and sometimes anger inducing reality of living here. It's also the phrase that can help calm frayed nerves and put everything into perspective. But... This is China is also the most common response you'll get from Chinese friends and colleagues when you push for an explanation about something that, no matter how hard you try, you will never understand because you're looking at it through a foreigner's eyes. This book is written from the perspective of one foreigner who acknowledged the crazy China moments, who sometimes adapted, was often confused and frustrated, yet still managed to fall in love with the people and culture. With a dose of reality and some practical advice, you'll find that you can survive similar challenges as well! Because, remember But... This is China and anything can happen!
This Is China: A Guidebook for Teachers, Backpackers and Other Lunatics - Megan Eaves Summary
'This Is China' is the expert guide for anyone thinking about becoming a foreign teacher in China. This book gives you tailor-made advice on what to do before you go ' where to find a job, how to get a Z visa and not an L visa, and how to pare down your luggage without losing the essentials. 'TIC' shows you how to navigate daily life in China, with tips on deciphering travel tickets and menus, and advice on using phones, computers and the postal system. Want to avoid finding a basket of chickens on your train seat, don't know the difference between mianzi and kuaizi or confused by any of the oddities of life in China? This book is for you. The Laowai Dictionary gives you word and language tips to match every chapter, and real-life phrases you won't find in any other book. 'TIC' also gives independent advice on China's must-see places and less-traveled spots. This is your essential guide to transforming from a China newbie into a groovy laowai laoshi, a true foreign expert in the Middle Kingdom.
Is China Buying the World? - Peter Nolan Summary
China has become the world's second biggest economy and its largest exporter. It possesses the world's largest foreign exchange reserves and has 29 companies in the FT 500 list of the world's largest companies. ‘China's Rise' preoccupies the global media, which regularly carry articles suggesting that it is using its financial resources to ‘buy the world'. Is there any truth to this idea? Or is this just scaremongering by Western commentators who have little interest in a balanced presentation of China's role in the global political economy? In this short book Peter Nolan - one of the leading international experts on China and the global economy - probes behind the media rhetoric and shows that the idea that China is buying the world is a myth. Since the 1970s the global business revolution has resulted in an unprecedented degree of industrial concentration. Giant firms from high income countries with leading technologies and brands have greatly increased their investments in developing countries, with China at the forefront. Multinational companies account for over two-thirds of China's high technology output and over ninety percent of its high technology exports. Global firms are deep inside the Chinese business system and are pressing China hard to be permitted to increase their presence without restraints. By contrast, Chinese firms have a negligible presence in the high-income countries - in other words, we are ‘inside them' but they are not yet ‘inside us'. China's 70-odd ‘national champion' firms are protected by the government through state ownership and other support measures. They are in industries such as banking, metals, mining, oil, power, construction, transport, and telecommunications, which tend to make use of high technology products rather than produce these products themselves. Their growth has been based on the rapidly growing home market. China has been unsuccessful so far in its efforts to nurture a group of globally competitive firms with leading global technologies and brands. Whether it will be successful in the future is an open question. This balanced analysis replaces rhetoric with evidence and argument. It provides a much-needed perspective on current debates about China's growing power and it will contribute to a constructive dialogue between China and the West.
What is China? - Zhaoguang Ge Summary
Chinese natives rarely attempt to explain their country to outsiders; everything they know is China, and everyone they know is Chinese. China is so all-absorbing that the idea of helping foreigners understand its customs, traditions, and history seems pointless. In this book, Ge Zhaoguang has undertaken the task of explaining China to foreigners. He examines the historical and cultural background of China's emergence as a major world power from a Chinese perspective. Ge argues that the meanings of China and Chinese culture regularly change and avoid a single definition, and that honest discussion of these different meanings and how they arose give us a better route to understanding both historical and contemporary China. He puts forward his solution as an alternative to what he sees as writings that are too eager to deconstruct and perhaps dismiss the idea of China as a historical entity altogether. By offering a general scholarly overview of China, Ge's book begins to overcome the disjunction between American knowledge about China and Chinese understanding of the country.--
Is China Over-Investing and Does it Matter? - Mr. Il Houng Lee,Mr. Murtaza H. Syed,Mr. Liu Xueyan Summary
Now close to 50 percent of GDP, this paper assesses the appropriateness of China’s current investment levels. It finds that China’s capital-to-output ratio is within the range of other emerging markets, but its economic growth rates stand out, partly due to a surge in investment over the last decade. Moreover, its investment is significantly higher than suggested by cross-country panel estimation. This deviation has been accumulating over the last decade, and at nearly 10 percent of GDP is now larger and more persistent than experienced by other Asian economies leading up to the Asian crisis. However, because its investment is predominantly financed by domestic savings, a crisis appears unlikely when assessed against dependency on external funding. But this does not mean that the cost is absent. Rather, it is distributed to other sectors of the economy through a hidden transfer of resources, estimated at an average of 4 percent of GDP per year.
Is China Ready to Challenge the Dollar? - Melissa Murphy,Wen Jin Yuan Summary
Amid the fallout from the global financial crisis, much has been written about whether the United States can continue as the world's predominant economic power and whether the emerging BRIC economies, particularly China, are poised to challenge the current financial and economic architecture. In recent months, speculation has focused on the future of the U.S. dollar, largely due to comments by senior Chinese officials that have led some observers to conclude that the renminbi is set to usurp the dollar's place as the world's reserve currency.Although such headlines make thrilling copy, Melissa Murphy and Wen Jin Yuan argue that it would be a mistake to conclude that China is ready to ditch the dollar anytime soon, let alone seek to replace the dollar with the renminbi as a reserve currency. Beijing has accumulated around 1.4 trillion in U.S. dollar reserves and is keen to avoid any precipitous decline in the dollar's value--which would in turn devalue its own holdings. But, while China is still a long way from challenging the dollar's global reserve currency status, as the largest holder of U.S. debt, Beijing is undoubtedly nervous about the prospect of a weaker dollar and is taking steps to diversify its reserves, as well as to internationalize the renminbi. There also seems little doubt that in the next decade China will emerge as a major player in the international financial system. Given the strategic geopolitical and economic implications of these developments, this report attempts to provide a clearer understanding of what is motivating Beijing's current moves, where its policy is likely headed, and the implications for the United States.
Is China an Empire? - Han Shih Toh Summary
With the rapid increase in China's overseas investment and trade, China's global economic clout is increasing by the day. Does China's global economic reach make it an empire in the 21st century? What sort of impact will China's trade and investment have on its global counterparts? Chinese investment projects around the world, from railways in Africa and dams in Latin America to the acquisition of landmark buildings in the US, look to alter global patterns of influence and power. How would other countries react to China's rising international influence? The US government and many Americans deny their country is an empire, although the US status as the leading superpower makes it an empire in all but name. How will China coexist with the US, which has arguably been an imperialist power since the end of World War II? How will the incumbent neo-imperialist power, the US, deal with an emergent China? With its acute analysis of Sino–US relations, the book will interest readers who wish to understand the impact of China on various countries, its place on the world stage as well as the geopolitical implications for all in the 21st century.
This Is China - Stephen Ling Summary
News headlines in today's American media are dominated by stories of China's rising economic growth and ambitions toward global power. Few Americans, however, have insight or in-depth understanding of everyday Chinese culture and traditions. After seven years working and living in China as a visiting professor at a top university in the Fujian province, Stephen Ling shares his unique experience of what it's like to be fully immersed in the country of his ancestors. Chinese students are advancing in science and math, but how does this compare to America's educational system? In the aftermath of female infanticide, how is the country dealing with a shortage of women and the troublesome age gap between younger and older generations? President Xi Jinping passed anticorruption laws to encourage the Chinese government to support the people, working toward the "China Dream" of economic prosperity. But why is talking politics too "sensitive" an issue in schools and discouraged among students? As a Chinese American, Ling's distinct observations in This Is China pull back the curtain and expose modern China's social, cultural, and political climate to inquiring Americans. Discover how China is evolving and why it may just be the next global superpower.
The Anti-Secession Law and the Use of Threat - Is China`s policy towards Taiwan a violation of Art 2 (4) UN Charter? - Barbara Seelos Summary
Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: An individual should not have too much freedom. A nation should have absolute freedom . Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. The Cross-Strait Conflict concerning Mainland China and Taiwan continues to exist now for more than 50 years. The Civil War (1946-1949) divided the Chinese Nation into two parts: the People s Republic of China (PRC) on Mainland China and the Republic of China (R.O.C.) on Taiwan. Since 1949 conflicts between the two lead to several military confrontations. During the Cold War Era both sides claimed to be the formal representative of whole China. Finally in 1991 Taiwan declared its effective control over the region of Taiwan and its recognition of the legal sovereignty of Beijing on the mainland. The question of Taiwan s security and status keeps the struggle between the two alive. While China holds on to the one-China principle which defines Taiwan as an integral part of China, Taiwan sees itself as a sovereign entity. Even today Mainland China refuses to abandon the use of force and threat of force to attain its goal of reunification. Over the past decade Mainland China invested heavily in its military. Additionally in 2005 the Chinese National People s Congress passed the controversial Anti-Secession law (ASL), which authorizes the military to use force against Taiwan. A recent Pentagon report states that there is much uncertainty surrounding China s future course, in particular with regard to its expanding and implementing military power. Further the report notes that China s near-term focus on preparing for contingencies in the Taiwan Strait, including the possibility of U.S. intervention, is an important driver of modernization . The main objective of this thesis is to find out if the Anti-Secession law and the threat impose a breach of the non-violation principle of the UN-Charta. Some scholars have clearly stated that any threat or use of force would violate International Law. But the international law jurists and the UN itself have refrained from commenting on the issue. In fact when the PRC announced the passing of the concerned law in 2005 no one came out and voiced their opinion. The cross-strait relation and the ASL are well discussed in international policy. The EU for example had decided to revoke the arms embargo against China but failed to do so after the enactment. The ASL has caused more anxiety and uncertainty among the people of Taiwan and has created an even more unstable cross-strait [...]
Is China Unstable? - David L. Shambaugh Summary
Focuses on the potential for instability in China from political, economic, and historical perspectives. The book considers elite (national) and local politics, micro- and macro-economics, urban and rural conditions, attitudes among intellectuals, and minority areas. The high profile contributors include Thomas Bernstein, Pieter Bottelier, Bruce Dickson, June Dryer, Merle Goldman, Steven Jackson, Nicholas Lardy, H. Lyman Miller, David Shambaugh, and Dorothy Solinger.
What Is China? - Ge Zhaoguang Summary
Ge Zhaoguang addresses sensitive questions of identity that shape the politics of the world's most populous country. This insider's account teases out nuances of China's encounter with the contemporary world, using its past to explain its present and to provide insight into paths the nation might follow as the current century unfolds.
Is China an Imperialist Country? - N. B. Turner Summary
Whether or not China is now a capitalist-imperialist country is an issue on which there is some considerable disagreement, even within the revolutionary left. This book brings together theoretical, definitional and logical considerations, as well as the extensive empirical evidence which is now available, to demonstrate that China has indeed definitely become a capitalist-imperialist country. Indeed, the issue is raised of whether the current world imperialist system is in fact in the early stages of bifurcating into two competing imperialist blocs, one led by the United States and the other led by China. Is China an Imperialist Country? contains extensive data on: the size and nature of the present Chinese capitalist economy; the massive and rapidly growing export of capital from China, to Africa and around the world; the very rapid expansion of the Chinese military for the purpose of 'protecting' China's foreign investment; and the dangerous and growing contention between China and other imperialist powers, especially the United States. This data is analyzed and interpreted in a Maoist framework, in order to decipher some of the implications of the past hundred years of Chinese--and world--history, for those who seek the overthrow and end to capitalism and imperialism in all its forms.
Does China Matter? - Research Professor of International Studies Centre for the Study of Democracy Barry Buzan,Gerald Segal,Barry Buzan,Rosemary Foot,Professor of International Relations and John Swire Senior Research Fellow in International Relations Rosemary Foot Summary
This new book develops the key work of Gerry Segal to look at China in the context of the world economy, the Asian economy, as a global military power, as a regional military power, within world and Asian politics and within the contemporary world and Asian culture.
The Religion of the Chinese - J. J. M. De Groot Summary
The Religion of the Chinese J. J. M. de Groot Is China's religion a world-religion, and as such worth studying? A place as a world-religion must, without hesitation, be as-signed to it on account of the vast number of its adherents. It has extended the circle of its influence far beyond the boundar-ies of the empire proper, and has gained access, together with Chinese culture generally, into Korea, Japan, Manchuria, and Turkestan, as well as into Indo-China, though, of course, in modified forms. Hence a proper understanding of the religions of East Asia in general requires in the first place an under-standing of the religion of China. China's religion proper, that is to say, apart from Buddhism, which is of foreign introduction, is a spontaneous product, spontaneously developed in the course of time. Its origin is lost in the night of ages. But there is no reason to doubt, that it is the first religion the Chinese race ever had. Theories advanced by some scientists that its origin may be looked for in Chaldean or Bactrian countries must as yet be re-jected as having no solid foundation. It has had its patriarchs and apostles, whose writings, or the writings about whom, hold a pre-eminent position; but it has had no founders comparable with Buddha or Mohammed. It has had a spontaneous birth on China's soil.
Will China Democratize? - Andrew J. Nathan,Larry Diamond,Marc F. Plattner Summary
While China has achieved extraordinary economic success as it has moved toward open markets and international trade, its leadership maintains an authoritarian grip, repressing political movements, controlling all internet traffic, and opposing any democratic activity. Because of its huge population, more than half the people in the world who lack political freedom live in China. Its undemocratic example is attractive to other authoritarian regimes. But can China continue its growth without political reform? In Will China Democratize?, Andrew J. Nathan, Larry Diamond, and Marc F. Plattner present valuable analysis for anyone interested in this significant yet perplexing question. Since the Journal of Democracy’s very first issue in January 1990, which featured articles reflecting on the then-recent Tiananmen Square massacre, the Journal has regularly published articles about China and its politics. By bringing together the wide spectrum of views that have appeared in the Journal’s pages—from contributors including Fang Lizhi, Perry Link, Michel Oksenberg, Minxin Pei, Henry S. Rowen, and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo—Will China Democratize? provides a clear view of the complex forces driving change in China's regime and society. Whether China will democratize—and if so, when and how—has not become any easier to answer today, but it is more crucial for the future of international politics than ever before.
Is China Playing by the Rules? - Etats-Unis. Congressional-executive commission on China,United States,United States. Congressional-Executive Commission on China Summary
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China - William A. Callahan Summary
The rise of China presents a long-term challenge to the world not only economically, but politically and culturally. Callahan meets this challenge in China: The Pessoptimist Nation by using new Chinese sources and innovative analysis to see how Chinese people understand their new place in the world. To chart the trajectory of its rise, the book shifts from examining China's national interests to exploring its national aesthetic. Rather than answering the standard social science question "what is China?" with statistics of economic and military power, this book asks "when, where, and who is China?" to explore the soft power dynamics of China's identity politics. China: The Pessoptimist Nation shows how the heart of Chinese foreign policy is not a security dilemma, but an identity dilemma. Through careful analysis, Callahan charts how Chinese identity emerges through the interplay of positive and negative feelings in a dynamic that intertwines China's domestic and international politics. China thus is the pessoptimist nation where national security is closely linked to nationalist insecurities. Callahan concludes that this interactive view of China's pessoptimist identity means that we need to rethink the role of the state and public opinion in Beijing's foreign policy-making.
China's Road to Peaceful Rise - Zheng Bijian Summary
Zheng Bijian has been one of the most influential thinkers and policy formulators in China during its reform period. In the early 1990s he worked with Deng Xiaoping collating and publishing Deng’s speeches and as vice president of the Party School gave top priority to ensuring that members of the Party were thoroughly familiar with Deng’s views, theories and reform agenda. In this important book, which is already available in Chinese, Zheng Bijian sets out his views and relates how his views were formed and developed over the long reform period, including the full text of his important speeches and papers, together with appropriate introductory material. Particular key themes which Zheng Bijian’s thought has contributed to China’s development are that China should embrace globalization and strengthen its relationship with the rest of the world, and that China’s development should be peaceful. "Zheng Bijian’s ideas, actions and vision helped China in its astonishing thirty years growth. Zheng Bijian made a great contribution to envisioning the new role of China in a globalized world. This book is the intellectual story of a great witness of our times." - Romano Prodi, former President of the European Commission and former Prime Minister of Italy
Ancient China - Marcie Flinchum Atkins Summary
The legacy of past civilizations is still with us today. In Ancient China, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient China, including their technological wonders and feats of construction. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more. Well-chosen maps and images of artifacts bring the past to life. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing.
Living With Reform - Timothy Cheek,Professor of Chinese Research Timothy Cheek Summary
China is huge. China is growing more powerful. Yet China remains a great mystery to most people in the West. This contemporary history, based on the latest scholarly research, offers a balanced perspective of the continuing legacy of Maoism in the lives not only of China's leaders but China's working people. It outlines the ambitious economic reforms taken since the 1980s and shows the complex responses to the consequences of reform in China today.Cheek shows the domestic concerns and social forces that shape the foreign policy of one of the worlds great powers. His analysis will equip the reader to judge media reports independently and to consider the experience and values not only of the Chinese government but China's workers, women, and minorities.
China Inside Out - P l Ny¡ri,Joana Breidenbach Summary
The "war on terror" has generated a scramble for expertise on Islamic or Asian "culture" and revived support for area studies, but it has done so at the cost of reviving the kinds of dangerous generalizations that area studies have rightly been accused of. This book provides a much-needed perspective on area studies, a perspective that is attentive to both manifestations of "traditional culture" and the new global relationships in which they are being played out. The authors shake off the shackles of the orientalist legacy but retain a close reading of local processes. They challenge the boundaries of China and question its study from different perspectives, but believe that area studies have a role to play if their geographies are studied according to certain common problems. In the case of China, the book shows the diverse array of critical but solidly grounded research approaches that can be used in studying a society. Its approach neither trivializes nor dismisses the elusive effects of culture, and it pays attention to both the state and the multiplicity of voices that challenge it.
The Rise of China and International Security - Kevin J. Cooney,Yoichiro Sato Summary
This edited volume offers diverse and comprehensive views of China's rise and its implications to the East Asian region and beyond. The economic growth of China, initially started in the late-1970s with domestic and rural reforms, has been increasingly driven by China's industrialization and integration into the regional and global markets. The growth and integration of China, however, has exposed China's closest neighbours and even more remote countries to its various (previously internal) problems, and the lagging political openness of China has often negatively impacted on cooperation with other countries in dealing with these problems (i.e. trans-border pollutions, epidemics, illegal migrations, organized crimes, financial management, etc.). This book integrates geopolitical and domestic political analysis of China with a broad set of transnational security issues, and includes a diversity of regional views. In doing so, it explores further than the dichotomous debate between the American realists and liberals, adding finesse to the often simplified discussions on how to deal with the rising China. This book will be of interest to students of Asian Politics, Security Studies and International Relations.
China under Xi Jinping - N.A Summary
“How will China develop under Xi Jinping’s rule? Is Xi Jinping, and by extension the Chinese state, now acting from a position of strength or weakness? In other words, do his policies appear to be the actions of a strong leader of an increasingly powerful nation? Or, are they the actions of an insecure one, uncertain of how legitimate the state is in the eyes of the population over which it rules?” – Allen Carlson, Cornell University
China’s Strategy in Space - Stacey Solomone Summary
This book addresses why China is going into space and provides up- to-date information on all aspects of the Chinese Space Program in terms of launch vehicles, launch sites and infrastructure, crew vehicles for space exploration, satellite applications and scientific exploration capabilities. Beyond mere capabilities, it is important to understand how Chinese aerospace leaders think, how they make decisions, and what their ultimate goal is during their space endeavors. What are Chinese intentions in space? To what extent does culture and ethics influence Chinese strategic decision-making within the highest levels of the aerospace industrial complex? This book examines these questions and offers four potential scenarios on where the Chinese space program is headed based on this new perspective of understanding China’s space goals. This book is not only required reading for policy makers and military leaders in the US government, but also for the general population, students, and professionals interested in truly understanding the reasons behind what the Chinese are doing in space.
Integrating China - Peter Nolan Summary
In this highly relevant collection, Peter Nolan argues that every effort of policy has to be directed towards avoiding this potentially catastrophic outcome. In their search for a way forward, China’s leaders are looking to the lessons from the country’s own past, as well as to those from other countries, in order to find a way to build a stable, cohesive and prosperous society. This effort is of vital importance, not only for China, but also for the whole world.
Comparative Advantage of Sub-Sahara African Exports in China - Stephen Bodybobton Antwi,Michael Mitchell Omoruyi Ehizuelen Summary
Research paper from the year 2013 in the subject Economics - Case Scenarios, Xiamen University, language: English, abstract: The paper employs revealed comparative advantage (RCA) to assess the competitiveness of the case study countries in the Chinese market. The empirical analysis revealed that even though there was a fierce competition in the labour-intensive manufacturing industry with most of the case study countries exports. However, further disaggregation revealed otherwise. It also indicated that the establishment of the Special Preferential Tariffs Treatment (SPTT) by China since 2005 has contributed to the increasing number of exported commodities to the Chinese market. The effect is reflected in the increased export revenue of most of the least developed countries (LDCs) and a secured market for such countries export products.
New Frontiers in China's Foreign Relations - Ren Xiao,Allen Carlson Summary
The book presents the views of leading Chinese and American scholars working in the fields of Chinese foreign policy, national security and international political economy. It seeks to challenge the conventional wisdom about China's recent rise, contending it is a much more complex and contested trend than it has often been portrayed to be.
China's Ascent - Robert S. Ross,Zhu Feng Summary
This book offers multiple analytical perspectives--constructivist, liberal, neorealist--on the significance of the many dimensions of China's regional and global influence and considers the likelihood of conflict or peaceful accommodation. -- "Choice"
Imperialism With Chinese Characteristics?: Reading And Re-Reading China's 2006 Defense White Paper - Michael K. Metcalf Summary
PRINT FORMAT ONLY NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT- OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price Mike Metcalf's discussion paper, Imperialism with Chinese Characteristics, argues that China's 2006 Defense White Paper not only explains the importance of China's continuing military buildup but also lays the theoretical foundation of a new defense policy that seems to amount to nothing less than imperialism.