Undisputedly, China has become the world´s manufacturing powerhouse, accounting for around half of all personal computers, digital cameras, and kitchen appliances. However, the country is fast transitioning from low-cost manufacturing to a higher-value, innovation-led economy, a critical transformation that is at the heart of this new title. Companies are the essential engines of the wealth-creation process, particularly in the areas of Internet and mobile telecommunications, and firms such as Tencent and Xiaomi are showing clear potential to become major players. Demonstrating strong commitment to the country´s relentless progress in the realm of innovation, the Chinese government has encouraged the development of a business environment in which firms can experiment, operate, and thrive. Created in China provides an examination of the critical human factors at play, as well as re-assessing some of the metrics traditionally used to describe and measure China´s capacity for innovation. As Chinese firms begin to transform the country into a truly global innovator, the emerging patterns of future innovation are identified and reviewed. New and dynamic practices are arising that are recognizably Chinese, yet at the same time capable of competing on the world stage. Following the successes of firms such as Huawei, Haier and Lenovo, a growing number of technology-focused firms are now turning their attention towards markets outside of China - a development that will not only benefit the country but will provide exciting opportunities for businesses throughout the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Carrington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026245/bk_adbl_026245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Deeper Look Into One Of The Most Powerful Countries In The World! ´´To know the past and that of other people is to know yourself.´´ - Walter T.K. Nugent Most of us know that China is swiftly becoming a greater superpower on the world stage. Join this quest to find the secret behind its infamous global influence. Get ready to immerse yourself in a history filled with great stories — some even be unheard of before now! History of China - History of an Empire: A Historical Overview of China & East Asia. Including: Ancient China, Communism, & Capitalism is the source for a deep dive into all things China. It covers the important events, people and places that played a huge role in its notability. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Timeline of Ancient China The Imperial Dynasties The Threat That Was Genghis Khan The Rise and Fall of Communism China’s Role on the Global Chessboard China’s State Controlled Media The Transforming Chinese Industries History of Chinese Language And so much more! Have burning questions about specific events from the history of China? Well this audiobook will provide you with all the information you need to gain a deeper understanding. Learning is always fun, and when you get your own copy you’ll gain full access to a ton of other relevant details that will have Chinese history leaping off of the page. So what are you waiting for?! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey A. Hering. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103869/bk_acx0_103869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nach China? Dahin wollte natürlich niemand mit, auch Keith nicht, ein pathologischer Lügner, der seinen sonderbaren Großvater auf die Reise hätte begleiten sollen. Also fährt der Großvater alleine los, mit dem Auto, und schickt Postkarten aus dem Westerwald, die er mit ´´Grüße aus Schanghai´´ übermalt. Doch dann ist er plötzlich tot, und Keith, der sich versteckt, erfindet lange Briefe an die Geschwister, über China, Land und Leute: ´´vielleicht werde ich mich noch ein wenig umsehen. Es ist schließlich ein großes Land.´´ Tilman Rammstedt liest seinen Roman selbst, so sprühend komisch, dass man sich gerne belügen lässt. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Tillmann Rammstedt. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hoer/000460/bk_hoer_000460_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In the heart of China´s Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this ever-evolving country, Fuling is heading down a new path of change and growth, which came into remarkably sharp focus when Peter Hessler arrived as a Peace Corps volunteer, marking the first time in more than half a century that the city had an American resident. Hessler taught English and American literature at the local college, but it was his students who taught him about the complex processes of understanding that take place when one is immersed in a radically different society. Poignant, thoughtful, funny, and enormously compelling, River Town is an unforgettable portrait of a city that is seeking to understand both what it was and what it someday will be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001919/bk_adbl_001919_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the depths of a Beijing winter, during the waning days of Deng Xiaoping´s reign, the U.S. ambassador´s son is found dead - his body entombed in a frozen lake. Almost simultaneously, American officials find a ship adrift in the storm-churned waters off Southern California. No one is surprised to find the fetid hold crammed with hundreds of undocumented Chinese immigrants - the latest cargo in the Chinese mafia´s burgeoning smuggling trade. What does surprise Assistant U.S. Attorney David Stark is his discovery that among the hapless refugees lies the corpse of a Red Prince, a scion of China´s political elite. The Chinese and American governments suspect that the deaths are connected, and in an unprecedented move they join forces to solve this cross-cultural crime. Stark heads for Beijing to team up with police detective Liu Hulan, whose unorthodox methods are tolerated only because of her spectacular investigative abilities. Their investigation carries them into virtually every corner of today´s China, and leads them to Los Angeles´s thriving Asian community - where their search turns up a bloodthirsty murderer at the apex of China´s power structure. Their work together also ignites their passion for each other - a passion forbidden by their respective governments, and one that plays right into the hands of a serial killer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elaina Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000173/bk_bant_000173_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
China´s hundreds of thousands of businessmen and women are driving the fastest sustained national economic growth rate of any country in world history even in these troubled times. This makes China both one of the most important locations for new business opportunities and a key component in any global business plan. But no one book has presented the many confusing and intricate levels of the Chinese business environment: the intensity of consumers and businesses aspirations, the sometimes contradictory plans of the government, the contrasting environments of city and town, of coast and inland.Here, for the first time, Booz China Managing Director Edward Tse parses the Chinese landscape, walking the reader through the Chinese business environment, the effects of Chinese economic power on worldwide business, and how the two mesh and interact. The China Strategy is the only book you´ll need to do business in China, with China, or in competition against China. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001451/bk_adbl_001451_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The eminent historian and strategist reflects on how China´s past illuminates its 21st-century trajectory, drawing on 40 years of intimate acquaintance with the country and its leaders. In On China, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book length to the country he has known intimately for decades and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. Drawing on historical records as well as on his conversations with Chinese leaders over the past 40 years, Kissinger examines how China has approached diplomacy, strategy, and negotiation throughout its history and reflects on the consequences for the 21st-century world. As Kissinger underscores, the unique conditions under which China developed continue to shape its policies and attitudes toward the outside world. For centuries, China rarely encountered other societies of comparable size and sophistication. China was the ´´Middle Kingdom´´, treating the peoples on its periphery as vassal states. At the same time, Chinese statesmen - facing threats of invasion from without and the contests of competing factions within - developed a canon of strategic thought that prized the virtues of subtlety, patience, and indirection over feats of martial prowess. On China examines key episodes in Chinese foreign policy, from the earliest days through the 20th century, with a particular emphasis on the modern era. Kissinger illuminates the inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such events as the initial encounters between China and modern European powers, the formation and breakdown of the Sino-Soviet alliance, the Korean War, the opening of relations with the United States, the Tiananmen Square crackdown, and China´s accession to the World Trade Organization. With a final chapter on China´s 21st-century world role, On China provides a sweeping historical perspective on Chinese foreign policy from one of the premier statesmen of the 20th century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Hormann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001716/bk_peng_001716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The history of China is too long and too descriptive to be entirely included in this short book. However, various important parts are included. The history of China is often presented in four major parts. First is the prehistory. Prehistory describes the period when china was not unified as a single empire. Various parts surrounding modern Beijing were ruled by multiple independent emperors. In 2100 BC, these parts were conquered by the Xia dynasty and Empire of China was formed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075042/bk_acx0_075042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is the fantastic story of the eccentric scientist who unlocked the mysteries of the Middle Kingdom. In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester chronicles the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who turned his eccentric genius on the study of China. In 1937 Joseph Needham fell in love with a visiting Chinese student. He soon became fascinated by China, and his mistress persuaded him to travel to her home country. Thus began his undying passion for the world´s most populous nation. Needham tackled one of the great, unanswered historical questions: Why did a nation that had invented so much and had enjoyed 5,000 years of flourishing civilization fail to undergo an industrial revolution, and instead spend so many modern years mired in poverty and racked by instability and revolution? By the time he died, Needham had produced 17 immense volumes on China, marking him as the greatest one-man encyclopaedist ever. Both epic and intimate, The Man Who Loved China tells the sweeping history of China through Needham´s remarkable life. Here is an unforgettable tale by one of the world´s inimitable storytellers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Winchester. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001638/bk_harp_001638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An American investigating his mentor´s murder finds himself ensnared in a web of lies and treachery in China, where even tomorrow´s weather is a state secret. From a nightmarish interrogation to assassination by cobra, A Death in China takes readers on a trip with no rest stops through a world of claustrophobic mistrust and terrifying danger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Yaegashi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/005626/bk_reco_005626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.