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As China Goes, So Goes the World: How Chinese Consumers Are Transforming Everything By Karl Gerth As China Goes So Goes the World How Chinese Consumers Are Transforming Everything In this revelatory examination of the most overlooked force that is changing the face of China the Oxford historian and scholar of modern Asia Karl Gerth shows that as the Chinese consumer goes so g
  • Title: As China Goes, So Goes the World: How Chinese Consumers Are Transforming Everything
  • Author: Karl Gerth
  • ISBN: 9780809034291
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As China Goes, So Goes the World: How Chinese Consumers Are Transforming Everything By Karl Gerth In this revelatory examination of the most overlooked force that is changing the face of China, the Oxford historian and scholar of modern Asia Karl Gerth shows that as the Chinese consumer goes, so goes the world While Americans and Europeans have become increasingly worried about China s competition for manufacturing jobs and energy resources, they have overlooked an evIn this revelatory examination of the most overlooked force that is changing the face of China, the Oxford historian and scholar of modern Asia Karl Gerth shows that as the Chinese consumer goes, so goes the world While Americans and Europeans have become increasingly worried about China s competition for manufacturing jobs and energy resources, they have overlooked an even bigger story China s rapid development of an American style consumer culture, which is revolutionizing the lives of hundreds of millions of Chinese and has the potential to reshape the world This change is already well under way China has become the world s largest consumer of everything from automobiles to beer and has begun to adopt such consumer habits as living in large single occupancy homes, shopping in gigantic malls, and eating meat based diets served in fast food outlets Even rural Chinese, long the laggards of consumerism, have been buying refrigerators, televisions, mobile phones, and larger houses in unprecedented numbers As China Goes, So Goes the World reveals why we should all care about the everyday choices made by ordinary Chinese Taken together, these seemingly small changes are deeper and profound than the headline grabbing stories on military budgets, carbon emissions, or trade disputes.
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    1. An informative look at the rapid transformation of the Chinese economy and culture since its opening up For example, the sudden explosion of car culture in China helped me to understand the apparent lack of driving laws they exist but don t seem to matter much , the constant traffic, and the indifference of pedestrians to oncoming traffic What I like best is that Gerth, like Jonathan Watts, is quick to note the West s complicity in the ever worsening environmental problems in China, foregoing an [...]





    2. Ask someone how China should reform its economic model in order to avoid a hard landing Chances are that you will hear something like a switch from investment and export driven model to a consumption driven one That is a standard answer you can find almost everywhere, from government statements, media and internet, to research reports by economists from various institutions Indeed, this remedy makes sense for a rebalancing But it sounds too general, a bit like clich Does one really know what Chi [...]


    3. Karl Gerth s book gives us a lot of of insight into why brands and branding are rising up the agenda in China in both government and business circles in reality that is one and the same thing Quotes from the book and my comments Chinese exports have low added value meaning that the real value is not collected by China for example a 30 gig ipod has an export value of 150 but the added value collected by Chinese labour amounts to only 4 in 1980 the Chinese govt received 20,000 trademark applicatio [...]


    4. This book is an eye opening for me How China in a couple of decades could turn the world, economically How the strategy of The West European and USA to encourage China to consume has backfired, because the China consume, the they produce, and the they export Additionally, the deep culture and creative mind has created countless fake products, which of course affected the income of the patent holders The local governments are not willing to entirely ban the production of those fakes because i [...]


    5. The book was well written and to the point Quite an achievement.But what I liked was something else the interweaving of information about china living in china making choices in china and a intellectually stimulating exercise of what does it all mean I had the distinct feeling while reading the book that China was just an extreme case study and an ever consequential one of what it means to live in a globally consumerist world Though I feel like I have a better glimpse of China from reading the [...]


    6. Thoughtful and well researched study of the current state of Chinese consumerism what happens when a country of a billion people starts to race into the 21st century My favorite chapter is the one about the influence that Taiwanese pop music and Korean hip hop has had on mainland Chinese culture, but most of the book is a little less cheerful The Chinese seem to be making all the same mistakes we have pollution, overuse of resources, markets run amuck with a few innovative mistakes of their own [...]


    7. This was a well written overview of the impact of China s recent and projected growth It provided a great glimpse into its economic social histories that have led this nation to where it is today I was particularily moved by the chapter outlining controversial markets that are now propsering as a result of the nations new found wealth and power Markets are surging that are condemned by the developed world, particularily the harvesting of endangered species for Chinese medicine The author rightly [...]



    8. This book was a great read addressing most of the issues that China is bringing forth with its recent incorporation to the WTO Some of these issues are very frightening and it makes you think ignorance is truly bliss but change cannot be brought forth if you ignore the problem This book should be a mandatory read for anyone who cares about the environment at all The best line from the book Maybe what we need, then, is a New Golden Rule consume unto the world as you would have the Chinese consume [...]



    9. Un libro acerca del impacto que tiene China en la economia actual Apenas hace 20 a os, China seguia un regimen socialista que no pedia mucho ni daba mucho a su gente Ahora se han vuelto la fuerza mas grande, un peso pesado en las grandes ligas economicas Y ahora que tienen dinero para gastar, estan llegando las opciones para hacerlo en sus paises Una lectura sumamente interesante acerca de este curioso pais y su increiblemente rapida y creciente economia


    10. Not as good as I expected as there s nothing I don t already know it s hard not to learn about the real China if you live in Hong Kong , but a pretty good primer for foreigners trying to learn about modern China.





    11. This officially scared the crap out of me I wonder if Gary Shteyngart read this when he was writing Super Sad True Love Story.





    12. A very well written book Summarizes everything that led to the establishment of consumerism in China, post Mao s Socialist Era.



    13. Good book for a high level overview of an evolving portrait of China Bad book for a detailed analysis of Chinese consumers.


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