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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (498 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robyn Meredith Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the streets of India, camels pull carts loaded with construction materials, and monkeys race across roads, dodging cars. In China, men in Mao jackets pedal bicycles along newly built highways, past skyscrapers sprouting like bamboo. Yet exotic India is as near as the voice answering an 800 number for one dollar an hour. Communist China is as close as the nearest Wal-Mart, its shelves full of goods made in Chinese factories.

Not since the United States rose to prominence a century ago have we seen such tectonic shifts in global power; but India and China are vastly different nations, with opposing economic and political strategies—strategies we must understand in order to survive in the new global economy. The Elephant and the Dragon tells how these two Asian nations, each with more than a billion people, have spurred a new “gold rush,” and what this will mean for the rest of the world.

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  • “In this thought-provoking and well-researched book, the author advises that the US must strengthen its education system, promote innovation, forget about protectionism or unfettered free markets, and focus on creating jobs.”


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by MJ | 2/19/2014

    " The Elephant and the Dragon is a great compliment to the other books out there trying to make sense of the Free Market. A fascinating look into the reemergence of two giant economies, their reasons for so long an isolation, and what the future holds for all of us depending on steps taken in the immediate future (Such things as America investing in new technologies, education and infrastructure Hmmm where have I heard that before?. ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Asri | 2/11/2014

    " Buku yang sangat-sangat menarik. Ringan, mudah dimengerti, tapi padat dan berisi. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kas | 2/2/2014

    " I appreciated the thoughtful presentation of research on India / China but the last bit (about how America can stay dominant) felt a little nationalistic to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Khay | 2/1/2014

    " Excellent primer on Chindia, about the background of its history that paved the way for its staggering economic growth, and the entrenched social, political, and cultural structures that hinders its continuing development as well as presents opportunities for considerations in future economic planning. Even though India and China exist on semi-separate spheres in the book, they are case studies of how development on a national scale can be achieved in completely different ways, tailored to the country's history and outlook. It was an easy read, well-written, well-researched, and provided me a good foundation for understanding the pivotal issues of globalization and its tradeoffs. From a "rah rah America" POV, I think it allows us to focus on our recent complacency as competitive payers in the world markets. "

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About the Author

Robyn Meredith is a foreign correspondent for Forbes who lives in Hong Kong and covers India and China. An award-winning journalist, she was formerly a correspondent for the New York Times.