Wealth and Power

China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century
Author: Orville Schell,John Delury
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0812976258
Category: History
Page: 478
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Two leading experts on China evaluate its rise throughout the past one hundred fifty years, sharing portraits of key intellectual and political leaders to explain how China transformed from a country under foreign assault to a world giant.

Wealth and Power

China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century
Author: Orville Schell,John Delury
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679645381
Category: History
Page: 496
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Through a series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today’s foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country’s rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic decline, intellectual upheaval, foreign occupation, civil war, and revolution, manage to burst forth onto the world stage with such an impressive run of hyperdevelopment and wealth creation—culminating in the extraordinary dynamism of China today? Wealth and Power answers this question by examining the lives of eleven influential officials, writers, activists, and leaders whose contributions helped create modern China. This fascinating survey begins in the lead-up to the first Opium War with Wei Yuan, the nineteenth-century scholar and reformer who was one of the first to urge China to borrow ideas from the West. It concludes in our time with human-rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, an outspoken opponent of single-party rule. Along the way, we meet such titans of Chinese history as the Empress Dowager Cixi, public intellectuals Feng Guifen, Liang Qichao, and Chen Duxiu, Nationalist stalwarts Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek, and Communist Party leaders Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Zhu Rongji. The common goal that unites all of these disparate figures is their determined pursuit of fuqiang, “wealth and power.” This abiding quest for a restoration of national greatness in the face of a “century of humiliation” at the hands of the Great Powers came to define the modern Chinese character. It’s what drove both Mao and Deng to embark on root-and-branch transformations of Chinese society, first by means of Marxism-Leninism, then by authoritarian capitalism. And this determined quest remains the key to understanding many of China’s actions today. By unwrapping the intellectual antecedents of today’s resurgent China, Orville Schell and John Delury supply much-needed insight into the country’s tortured progression from nineteenth-century decline to twenty-first-century boom. By looking backward into the past to understand forces at work for hundreds of years, they help us understand China today and the future that this singular country is helping shape for all of us. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH “Superb . . . beautifully written and neatly structured.”—Financial Times “[An] engaging narrative of the intellectual and cultural origins of China’s modern rise.”—The New York Times Book Review “Informative and insightful . . . a must-read for anyone with an interest in the world’s fastest-rising superpower.”—Slate “It does a better job than most other books of answering a basic question the rest of the world naturally asks about China’s recent rise: What does China want?”—The Atlantic “The portraits are beautifully written and bring to life not only their subjects but also the mood and intellectual debates of the times in which they lived.”—Foreign Affairs “Excellent and erudite . . . [The authors] combine scholarly learning with a reportorial appreciation of colorful, revealing details.”—The National Interest From the Hardcover edition.

MGTOW Building Wealth and Power

For Single Men Only
Author: Tim Patten
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 149178721X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 150
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MGTOW, Building Wealth and Power is both a celebration of modern masculinity and a practical guide to ensuring that men like us experience long-term contentment and have a better financial future. Inside this book are investing techniques that work; paying homage to the massive social movement of men which is ending entanglements and enhancing happiness through bachelorhood. This book features empowering insights on patriarchy, power, masculinity and the ancient secrets of creativity, as well as practical strategies for managing our money and building wealth. Also included are two campfire tales--for our ears only--that offer lessons on reorienting ourselves towards a more productive and enlightened existence. Men are the most remarkable and innovative beings on Earth. We have harnessed every aspect of our world, from controlling fire to landing a space probe on a live comet. It is the author’s hope that this book inspires you to draw on this innate power and help yourselves to live a better life. There’s no doubt that each of us can tackle the goals we’ve dreamed of and longed for, but this is hard to achieve without taking certain steps. Throughout history, having sufficient resources--money--has allowed men to be free and powerful. Inside is encouragement for all of you to budget, save and invest.

Ruling America

Author: Steve FRASER,Gary Gerstle
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674017474
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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'Ruling America' offers a panoramic history of our country's ruling elites from the time of the American Revolution to the present. At its heart is the greatest of American paradoxes - How have tiny minorities of the rich and privileged consistently exercised so much power in a nation built on the notion of rule by the people? Rarely in the last half-century has one book afforded such a comprehensive look at the ways elite wealth and power have influenced the American experiment with democracy. At a time when the distribution of wealth and power has never been more unequal, 'Ruling America' is of urgent contemporary relevance.

The Oligarchs

Wealth And Power In The New Russia
Author: David E. Hoffman
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 161039111X
Category: History
Page: 608
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In this saga of brilliant triumphs and magnificent failures, David E. Hoffman, the former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post, sheds light on the hidden lives of Russia's most feared power brokers: the oligarchs. Focusing on six of these ruthless men— Alexander Smolensky, Yuri Luzhkov, Anatoly Chubais, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Boris Berezovsky, and Vladimir Gusinsky—Hoffman shows how a rapacious, unruly capitalism was born out of the ashes of Soviet communism.

Symbols of Wealth and Power

Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
Author: Nancy A. Winter
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Architecture
Page: 650
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The new definitive text on Etruscan terra-cottas

Origins of Japanese Wealth and Power

Reconciling Confucianism and Capitalism, 1830-1885
Author: J. Sagers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403982902
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 175
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This book focuses on the trans-Meiji Restoration story of the ideological transformation that made modern capitalism possible in Japan. To illustrate this transformation, the book looks at four key architects of Meiji Japan's capitalist institutions: Okubo Toshimichi, Godai Tomoatsu, Matsukata Masayoshi and Maeda Masana.

An International Redistribution of Wealth and Power

A Study of the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States
Author: Robert F. Meagher
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483140954
Category: Law
Page: 324
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An International Redistribution of Wealth and Power: A Study of the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States is an in-depth account and conscientious analysis of the efforts of developing countries to frame international rules that would bring about an equitable distribution of world power and resources. The Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States is the principal outcome of this undertaking, approved by 120 member states of the United Nations in December 1974. The book aims to chronicle the developments in the forging of the Charter. The first two chapters cover the inception of the Charter stemming from the 1973 Arab oil boycott and the previous attempt in 1974 for the establishment of a New International Economic Order. The four central chapters describe in detail the articles of the Charter, their negotiation, and the origin and evolution of the issues they embody. The period covered in this book is from the end of World War I until the completion of the Conference on International Economic Cooperation in June 1977. Historians, researchers, economists, and students of international law will find this book a rich source of insight and information.

Wealth and Power in Provincial Mexico

Michoacán from the Late Colony to the Revolution
Author: Margaret Chowning
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804734288
Category: History
Page: 477
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"Highly original work places the growth of an important state in the national and, at the same time, familial environment. Argues that the Reform must be seen in the context of a general economic upturn begun in the 1840s"--Handbook of Latin American Stud

Three Billion New Capitalists

The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East
Author: Clyde V. Prestowitz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465004768
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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American superiority is deteriorating faster than you think. Powerful trends are converging to rapidly shift wealth and power to Asia-and, as acclaimed international trade expert Clyde Prestowitz shows, geopolitical clout will follow economic strength. Now we have to cope with the fallout. How will we deal with a world in which the dollar is no longer the dominant currency, the United States is no longer the dominant power, and people in Slovenia, Singapore, and Seattle are all competing for the same work on the same terms? Three Billion New Capitalists is a clear-eyed and profoundly unsettling look at America's and the world's economic future.

Globalization, Wealth, and Power in the Twenty-first Century

Author: W. Nester
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230117406
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
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This book offers an in-depth exploration of all dimensions of geoeconomics, including the internal and international forces which explain why most countries remain mired in poverty; the conflicts between the poor on the rich countries; and the global environmental crises threatening the future of humanity.

Wealth and power

survival in a time of global accumulation
Author: Duran Bell
Publisher: Altamira Pr
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 225
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Bell presents for the first time a foundational conception of wealth as a form of social resource, and explains the consequences for our understanding of social relations and social process. He demonstrates the articulation of household resources in relation to wealth, constructs a measure of the social power attributable to the holding of wealth assets, and presents an analytically powerful conception of balanced exchange. By observing the implications of wealth on a cross-cultural and multi-societal basis he shows how we can gain new insights into the implications of capital formation during this period of global accumulation.

The Age of Acquiescence

The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power
Author: Steve Fraser
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316333743
Category: History
Page: 480
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A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment were treated as obnoxious and a threat to democracy. Mass movements envisioned a new world supplanting dog-eat-dog capitalism. But over the last half-century that political will and cultural imagination have vanished. Why? THE AGE OF ACQUIESCENCE seeks to solve that mystery. Steve Fraser's account of national transformation brilliantly examines the rise of American capitalism, the visionary attempts to protect the democratic commonwealth, and the great surrender to today's delusional fables of freedom and the politics of fear. Effervescent and razorsharp, THE AGE OF ACQUIESCENCE will be one of the most provocative and talked-about books of the year.

Beauty, wealth, and power

jewels and ornaments of Asia
Author: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Publisher: Asian Art Museum of San
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 64
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Celebrity and the Environment

Fame, Wealth and Power in Conservation
Author: Dan Brockington
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848136242
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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The battle to save the world is being joined by a powerful new group of warriors. Celebrities are lending their name to conservation causes, and conservation itself is growing its own stars to fight and speak for nature. In this timely and essential book, Dan Brockington argues that this alliance grows from the mutually supportive publicity celebrity and conservation causes provide for each other, and more fundamentally, that the flourishing of celebrity and charismatic conservation is part of an ever-closer intertwining of conservation and corporate capitalism. Celebrity promotions, the investments of rich executives, and the wealthy social networks of charismatic conservationists are producing more commodified and commercial conservation strategies; conservation becomes an ever more important means of generating profit. Celebrity and the Environment provides vital critical analysis of this new phenomena and argues that, ironically, there may be a hidden cost to celebrity power to individual's relationships with the wild. The author argues that whilst wildlife television documentaries flourish, there is a significant decline in visits to national parks in many countries around the world and this is evidence that t a time when conservationists are calling for us to restore our relationships with the wild, many people are doing so simply by following the exploits of celebrity conservationists.

Law, Wealth and Power in China

Commercial Law Reforms in Context
Author: John Garrick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136894985
Category: Law
Page: 360
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This book examines the law reforms of contemporary China in light of the Party-state’s ideological transformation and the political economy that shapes these reforms. This involves analysing three interrelated domains: law reform, power and wealth. The contributors to this volume employ a variety of perspectives and analytical techniques in their discussion of key themes including: commercial law reform and its governance of wealth and regulation of economic activity; the influence and authority of the Party-state over China’s economic activity; and the influence of wealth and the wealthy in economic governance and legal reform. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, this book presents analytical perspectives of new work, or new lines of thinking about the new wealth, power and law reforms of China. As such, critical boundaries are explored between legal and financial reforms and what these reforms signify about deeper ideological, economic, social and cultural transformations in China. The book concludes by asking whether there is a ‘China model’ of development which will produce a unique variety of capitalism and indigenous variant of rule of law, and examining the ‘winners and losers’ in the transition from a centrally planned economy to a market economy. Law, Wealth and Power in China will be of interest to students and academics of comparative law, Asian law, Chinese economics and politics, Chinese Studies, as well as professionals in investment banking, finance and government.