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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (494 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ted C. Fishman Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN: 9781400171590
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China today is visible everywhere—in the news, in the economic pressures battering America, in the workplace, and in every trip to the store. Provocative, timely, and essential, this dramatic account of china’s growing dominance as an industrial super-power by journalist Ted C. Fishman explains how the profound shift in the global economic order has occurred—and why it already affects us all.

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  • “Alan Sklar has a deep and musical voice. He reads us the bad news with enthusiasm.”

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Megan Blood | 2/17/2014

    " China fascinates me, but this book was just too adoring. Any book that gives property rights in China a mere skimming over (less than a paragraph, with a lengthy footnote that for some reason he didn't feel necessary to include in the text itself) is not doing adequate analysis of China's future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/14/2014

    " This was one of the first books I read on China from the business/market perspective. Since reading this book in 2007, I have become increasingly interested in what I read within these pages. It has been fascinating and frustrating at the same time as the main points from the text continue to get played out today. I think it is a must read for anyone who wants an easy and quick introduction into doing business with China, interested in learning about China's notorious rise to power or even fear minstrels who need ammunition to continue their arguments. :-) Okay, that last one doesn't really apply (yes, it does). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim George | 2/6/2014

    " Wake up America! Or soon it will be too fricking late. Frightening statistics! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin Alexander | 1/29/2014

    " I listened to probably around 300 pages or so..VERY interesting about our future with China--need to know stuff "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mazola1 | 1/28/2014

    " A fascinating and troubling look at a complex country poised on the brink of becoming the world's next superpower while at the same time being beset by all the problems of a third world country. Very readable, and it will make you think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jayawardana | 1/19/2014

    " buku yang menceritakan bagaimana china menguasai perdagangan dunia, menduplikasi teknologi tinggi dari negara lain, dan mengapa china harus terus tumbuh. ditulis dari sudut pandang orang amerika. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Plucino | 1/16/2014

    " The author is a black belt in the art of being boring: he needed to tell everything, to list facts over facts... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J K | 1/12/2014

    " Almost a decade old, but continuously relevant. China will be the factory of the world for another 50 years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 1/10/2014

    " If you read the paper on a regular basis or anything on current events for that matter, then this book is not nessecary. I feel it was an easy way to make money and I bought it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Pace | 1/6/2014

    " Difficult read, but left me feeling like I knew a lot more about a country that will be a prime mover, if not the most significant force of the 21st century. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/22/2013

    " Ex-boyfriend recommended it to me. That about sums it up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauri | 12/18/2013

    " Not the most well-written non-fiction, but is packed with fascinating content about what China is, and not, doing as it grows at a frightening pace. Was very worthwhile to read before, during, and after my trip to China. Plenty of fodder for conversation here. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joshua Silverman | 12/9/2013

    " The writing was so poor I couldn't finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 12/8/2013

    " Not bad as an adjunct to "The Coming China Wars", a little more information. Doesn't take the problems seriously enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 9/3/2013

    " A well-written and enlightening book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Scali | 1/27/2013

    " Y'all better know 'bout China, BOI! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 12/22/2012

    " excellent book! A must read for anyone interested in China and it's place in the world: today and tomorrow. Well researched, articulate, interesting and thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanja | 12/21/2012

    " i'm into china- & it's NOT b/c of the olympics! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 11/18/2012

    " Book describes the urbanization and industrialization of China tied to the effects on the global economy. Excellent baseline book on beginning of current economic conditions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adelaida De | 7/13/2012

    " Good insight of China. Stuffs I didn't imagine and some other ideas that were clarified by this book. If you want to have an idea of where is China leading, then read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 6/1/2012

    " A little dated (published in 2004), but still an eye-opener. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 5/28/2012

    " I am not sure I agree with everything in this book...I have lived and worked in China for 4+ years...jury is still out on this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 4/12/2012

    " Very interesting. However, it was published in 2004 and although many things are still pertinent, there is much that is outdated. I would like to see the author published an updated version. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/9/2011

    " Good book, bought it in Japan while I was getting bored with Japan studies. Interesting details, but possibly goes a little overboard on the "china is evil" side. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anand | 6/12/2011

    " A comprehensive book.. a bit out dated now.. still lot to learn.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 2/22/2011

    " It was a rather obvious book but a good intro. A few years old now, came out in 2005, but still a good but very basic introduction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martino Liu Roqueñi | 1/22/2011

    " Confirme que China vive un proceso impresionante de cambio y el mundo esta a la espectativa, incluida la superpotencia americana. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 9/6/2010

    " It was a rather obvious book but a good intro. A few years old now, came out in 2005, but still a good but very basic introduction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maryanne | 5/19/2009

    " overall very interesting but every now and then the fact and figures got a little boring. I enjoyed the anecdotes about real people and feel I have a little more understanding of this country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mazola1 | 2/27/2008

    " A fascinating and troubling look at a complex country poised on the brink of becoming the world's next superpower while at the same time being beset by all the problems of a third world country. Very readable, and it will make you think. "

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About the Author

Ted C. Fishman is a veteran journalist and former commodities trader who has emerged as a leading expert on the People’s Republic of China and its development as a world power. Fishman’s essays and reports have appeared in many of the world’s most prominent journals, including the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Esquire, USA Today, GQ, and the Times of London. A former floor trader and member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he ran his own trading firm until 1992. A graduate of Princeton, he currently lives in Chicago.

About the Narrator

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. He began narrating audiobooks in 1996, winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and earning several “Best Voice” awards. He has also worked as a stage actor and as a promo announcer at WPIX-TV in New York City. His dream is to be an opera singer, a role for which he hones his bass-baritone operatic skills in the upstairs shower of his home.