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.
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 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.
Since Marco Polo, the fabled markets of China have drawn the West like a magnet. This ancient culture has been colonized by foreign powers, buffeted by war and revolution, yet China remains one of the most constant of international influences. It is a sleeping giant. Many fear, and some welcome, its awakening. This presentation examines both the changing and constant face that China has offered to the world. The World´s Political Hot Spots series explains the basis of conflicts in some of the world´s most politically sensitive areas. Many of these regions are in today´s headlines, and tensions recently have become violent in virtually all of them. Each presentation covers up to 10 centuries of background, revealing how and why today´s problems occur. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard C. Hottelet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001656/bk_blak_001656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written records of the history of China can be found from as early as BC 1500 under the Shang dynasty. Ancient historical texts, such as the Records of the Grand Historian (ca., BC 100), and the Bamboo Annals (before BC 296), describe a Xia dynasty (ca., BC 2070 - 1600), which had no system of writing on a durable medium, before the Shang. The Yellow River´s Yellow river civilization is said to be the cradle of Chinese civilization, although cultures originated at various regional centers along both the Yellow River, and the Yangtze River´s Yangtze civilization, millennia ago in the Neolithic era. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world´s oldest civilizations, and is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization. Much of Chinese culture, literature, and philosophy further developed during the Zhou dynasty (BC 1046 - 256). The Zhou dynasty began to bow to external and internal pressures in the eighth century BC, and the kingdom eventually broke apart into smaller states, beginning in the Spring and Autumn period, and reaching full expression in the Warring States period. This is one of multiple periods of failed statehood in Chinese history, the most recent being the Chinese Civil War that started in 1927. Between eras of multiple kingdoms and warlordism, Chinese dynasties have ruled parts or all of China; in some eras control stretched as far as Xinjiang and Tibet, as at present. In BC 221 Qin Shi Huang united the various warring kingdoms and created for himself the title of ´´emperor´´ (huangdi) of the Qin dynasty, marking the beginning of imperial China. Successive dynasties developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the emperor to control vast territories directly. China´s last dynasty was the Qing (1644 - 1912), which was replaced by the Republic of China in 1912, and in the mainland by the People´s Republic of China in 1949, resulting in two de facto states claiming to be the legitimate government of all ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: J D Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095300/bk_acx0_095300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.