China Counting: How the West Was Lost by A. MackinnonChina Counting: How the West Was Lost by A. Mackinnon

China Counting: How the West Was Lost

byA. Mackinnon, Barnaby Powell

Hardcover | November 4, 2009

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A political and managerial brief on Chinese global power, this new book puts into a modern context the Chinese opportunities created by the West's chaotic and destructive capitalism. It examines China's attitudes towards the West, its capacity for strategic change and its plans for expanding its global influence.
ALEX MACKINNON has extensive management experience 'East of Suez' - in the Middle East, India and Pakistan, in Japan, in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, in Malaysia, and in New Zealand and Australia. His analysis of Chinese strategic expansion was awarded a PhD in 2005. He has commented on Asia in newspapers, academic journals and confere...
Title:China Counting: How the West Was LostFormat:HardcoverDimensions:221 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.82 inPublished:November 4, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230234038

ISBN - 13:9780230234031


Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements List of figures and tables Introduction Politics Opportunism Environment Might Society Power Opportunities Equilibrium Military Science Potential Outcomes Evolution Mastery Second sight Summary Discussion Postscript References Glossary General references

Editorial Reviews

"By default, China has become the world's banker'. This is a quote which sums up the global revolution we are all living through. This book explores the remarkable rise to domination by China and how it affects us all today. It is readable, authoritative and a fascinating account of a force in the world which cannot be ignored." - Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, KT GCMG honFRSE PC''Our firm has traded with China for almost two centuries. To remain successful it is necessary to look beyond the variables of the day to the constancy of historical patterns. China Counting takes those patterns, presents an engaging perspective on modern China and puts a global interpretation on its future direction.' - Sir Henry Keswick, Chairman, Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited''"This book explains how China's historical values focus on the need for knowledge. It is easy to see every day the Chinese commitment to academic, educational, and technological advancement. Unilever funds several initiatives in China that relate to education, including the formation of over twenty "Hope Schools" in needy communities. We particularly endorse the following from China Counting 'The most productive step that Western companies can now take is to offer work experience and jobs to young Chinese graduates'. This year we will do our bit by employing around 50 new Management Trainees selected from 31,000 applicants!" - Alan Jope, Chairman, Unilever Greater China"Chinese business decisions are dependent on international and domestic forces, reflecting our corporate focus on facilitating hybrid strategies. China Counting, in extending the arguments made in China Calling, emphasises the need for constructive engagement. As a help for those dealing with Chinese global expansion both books make thought- provoking reading." - Dave Heddle, Managing Director, Coverdale Management Consulting Company Limited, China''