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Shifting Focus to the East

Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century by Giovanni Arrighi;

I n 2004, China jumped over Japan to become the worlds third largest national economy. Now it is second. Among the biggest ve, Chinas real growth ranks rst at over 10 per cent, with India close behind at over 8 per cent, and the US, Japan, and Germany far behind at 2 per cent to 4 per cent. Giovanni Arrighi saw the rise of Asia coming 20 years ago and got down to work to interpret what it meant for the world history of capitalism. This book is an impressive result; it will have a major impact.

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