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"Li has accomplished something different and very important. He has placed the ‘rise of China’ from the Mao era to today in the context of the history of the entire world-system. He makes a persuasive case."
-—Immanuel Wallerstein,Yale University
Minqi Li is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Utah. He became an adherent of radical economics as a political prisoner in China from 1990-1992 and began an intensive study of China’s economy and its role in the world capitalist system upon his release.
Very clearly written and supported by facts. I would argue that after China and India are incorporated fully into Capitalist World Economy, the most of Africa and many parts of... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amlan Kundu
The author, an assistant professor at a so-so university in Utah, treats as holy writ Wallerstein's tattered and marginal hypothesis that the so-called "world system of global... Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by Harvy Lind
The book is well written, but I have some fundamental issues with the theoretical approach. It's quite interesting to see another point of view though.Published on February 4, 2013 by P.S.
From the title of the book my expectation was that Minqi Li's book was going to tout the emergence of China as a capitalist power, and the role it would play in the ultimate demise... Read morePublished on April 26, 2011 by Joseph Pawlak
Minqi Li a professor of economics currently teaching at the University of Utah, recently wrote a provocative book about the collapse of the world capitalist system. Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by bernard Bortnick
I read this book last year and it is still the most influential book that I have ever encountered. I can make great use of this book for my graduate study in Honolulu.Published on January 21, 2010 by Jet Heng
Last november I ordered (directly from Amazon)The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World-Economy". Read morePublished on July 5, 2009 by S. Johnson
The book makes sweeping statements based on common knowledge. The author falls into the delusion that China is somehow an economic superpower without due regard to her inherent... Read morePublished on June 30, 2009 by Roaming Ranger
Over a billion people call the People's Republic of China home, and the communist principles that the government once held so dear have loosened greatly. Read morePublished on May 15, 2009 by Midwest Book Review