China's Megatrends : The 8 Pillars of a New Society
A groundbreaking look at a new social-political model on the rise John and Doris Naisbitt, longtime China observers, provide an in-depth study of the fundamental changes in China's social, political, and economic life, and their impact on the West. With extraordinary access, and using the same techniques behind John Naisbitt's international bestseller Megatrends, the Naisbitts have traveled the country, interviewing journalists, entrepreneurs, academics, politicians, artists, dissidents, and expatriates. With the help of twenty-eight staff members of the Naisbitt China Institute in Tianjin, they have monitored local newspapers in all of China's provinces to identify the evolving perspectives and deep forces underlying China's transformation. Their research reveals that China is not only undergoing fundamental changes but also creating an entirely new social and economic model-what the Naisbitts call a "vertical democracy"-that is changing the rules of global trade and challenging Western democracy as the only acceptable form of governing. The Naisbitts have identified 8 pillars as the foundation and drivers of China's new society:Emancipation of the Mind Balancing Top-Down and Bottom-UpFraming the Forest and Letting the Trees GrowCrossing the River by Feeling the StonesArtistic and Intellectual FermentJoining the WorldFreedom and FairnessFrom Olympic Medals to Nobel PrizesExamining each of these 8 pillars in great detail, China's Megatrends describes the new China for the knowledgeable and the newly curious, offering fresh and provocative insights and lessons to be learned.
- Hardback | 272 pages
- 154 x 232 x 28mm | 480.81g
- 08 Jul 2011
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
"An intriguing look at the new China" -- Kirkus Reviews "Acompelling story of a country that is maturing in hyperdrive and...A thoughtful, ambitious overview sure to be of interest to all those curious about world economics." -- Publishers Weekly "The best explanation to date of the hows and whys of China's rapid rise." -- Raymond Zhou, China Daily
About John Naisbitt
John Naisbitt has been studying and visiting China for forty-two years, first in 1967, with more than one hundred visits since. A former professor at Nanjing University, he is currently a professor at both Nankai University and Tianjin University of Finance and Economics. Doris Naisbitt began her visits and studies of China ten years ago, and since 2007 has been the director of the Naisbitt China Institute in Tianjin and a professor at Yunnan University. She is the former head of the Austrian publisher Signum Verlag, which she upgraded to become a major player in the German-language business book market. Doris lives in Vienna, Austria, and Tianjin, China.
"An intriguing look at the new China" Kirkus Reviews