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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: August 2007 ISBN: 9781400174850
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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. Download and start listening now!

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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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  • Robyn Meredith's systematic analysis fills the gap in a spirited, readable manner. Mike Wallace, 60 Minutes

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/19/2014

    " Just finished this book! The timing was perfect, just before the Olympics. The author included a snapshot of what has led India and China to the point where they currently reside on the world economic stage and where both countries might be headed. I had known practically nothing about the China's years under Mao and while there is much to learn it provided a basic understanding of where the country is coming from and where it might be headed. I was particularly interested in the section on environment. I had been looking at the statistics for years, but the concrete examples used in the book were both horrific and at the same time fascinating. There are no better examples of the necessity for green development. It is much more expensive to pollute now and clean up later. While China is headed down the wrong path, India still has a chance, and the US has an opportunity to lead the way! Quick! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sravya | 1/17/2014

    " it important book that every one has to read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 1/5/2014

    " OUTSTANDING peak into the differences and similarities between China, India, and the U.S....and what it means for our future "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 1/2/2014

    " Just started this but I love books that explain complicated economic and geo-political issues in a way I can understand. So far it reminds me of the "The Lexus and the Olive Tree" by Joseph Friedman. I recommend this to anyone who wants to understand the biggest economic shift in our lifetime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judith | 12/21/2013

    " 2007-The Rise of India and China and What it Means for All of Us "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave B. | 12/5/2013

    " Nice quick read on a complex global economic shift. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eduardo Estrada | 10/5/2013

    " China and India for newcomers in a very simple way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 9/14/2013

    " Currently I am coaching highschool policy debate on US policy towards India. this was a great read if you enjoy economics/foreign policy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alsandri | 8/13/2013

    " Waiting for Indonesia to rise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 5/17/2013

    " Enlightening perspectives on the re-emeregence of two of the world's economic giants. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan O'neil | 3/7/2013

    " Very interesting book, gave dozens of eye opening facts and a great read to put the growth of China and India into context "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 11/13/2012

    " Very important book. Understanding how these countries are going to shape our economic reality is a sobering fact. This understanding is important in how we think of our kids futures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua | 9/20/2012

    " a decent, if bloodless, look at the economics of globalization and the emergence of India and China as major players. Written before the financial crisis, so some of it is a little out of date, but stands up fine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 7/18/2012

    " If you are a regular, hard-working stiff and you only read one book on global economics this year, let it be this one. This very serious materials is presented in a most readable style. Understanding the dynamics of the two giants growth patterns is essential information for everyone in America. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janean Vivadelli | 4/21/2012

    " Very interesting 20th and 21st century history of China and India and possibly what may happen in the near future with those two growing world powers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 5/9/2011

    " Good intro to how and why India and China are succeeding as white and black collar workers. A bit dated (pre-2008).
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua | 6/28/2010

    " a decent, if bloodless, look at the economics of globalization and the emergence of India and China as major players. Written before the financial crisis, so some of it is a little out of date, but stands up fine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristobal | 5/21/2010

    " perhaps not the topic for everyone, but well written and worth the time to read and study. a must for those who are interested in the field of international relations/trade and economics. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellie | 1/13/2010

    " I'm sure this is an excellent book, but maybe a bit more textbook than I would appreciate. And that's probably me, not the book! (I did not finish it but will recommend it to Brent) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 9/2/2009

    " OUTSTANDING peak into the differences and similarities between China, India, and the U.S....and what it means for our future "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 8/13/2009

    " I love reading books like this that show how connected we are in this world and how everything affects something else. It was a very interesting book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanna | 5/12/2009

    " A great, succinct description of the transformations currently underway in both India and China. I read it while on a trip to Beijing and it really helped me to understand the context of my work here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 4/28/2009

    " I was really interested in the history and comparison and contrast of the two Asian giants, the differing philosophies. Maybe since I read it after our economy went in the dumper, I had problems near the end of the book (the idea of where we go now). "

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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.

About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.