- Hardcover: 515 pages
- Publisher: Foreign Languages Press; 1st edition (October 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 7119090232
- ISBN-13: 978-7119090238
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 1.4 x 6.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #858,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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XI JINPING: THE GOVERNANCE OF CHINA English Version Hardcover – October 1, 2014
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And China is just getting started. Premier Xi has made it his number one priority to add more than 200 million people to China's middle and upper class --creating a market for goods and services of 500 million consumers with money to spend--about twice the size of current United States market of 250 million consumers. This book, which I just received, contains English essays written by Premier Xi over the last 30 years and, more than anything else, tells how he thinks and where he comes from. I doubt this is of interest to most consumers, but if you do business in China, or follow economics or public policy, you need the book because, frankly, it's all there is on the man now leading the world's fastest growing (and soon the largest) economy.
The fact that Premier Xi sends his only daughter to attend college in the United States (under an assumed name) speaks volumes of what this great leader thinks of the U.S.--and bodes well for world peace as China and the U.S. have many of the same interests on most political issues.
I, on the other hand, have read this book cover to cover eight times, and can safely say that is it hands down Her (Xi's, she's get it?) best book ever. For this reason I am giving it the top ranking of First Star.
President Jinping speaks simplified Mandarine far better than any of his predecessors, and this shows in his prose, peppered with quotes from Chinese philosophers such as Confucius, Mencius, Xunzi, and his personal favorite, Han Fei. He also refers frequently to Communist philosophers with Chinese characteristics, such as Chairman Mao, Deng "Little Bottle" Ping, revolutionary heroes Lei Feng and Wang Jinxi, and for balance he even throws in a joke about the recently purged Bo Xilai. Without giving away the punchline, it involves a couple of guests at a Chinese reeducation facility discussing the fall of the infamous Princeling. Really hilarious, side-splitting stuff!
70% cutting political insight, 30% wit, The Governance of China is a must read for Old China Hands and Tim Budong fobs alike. It's a gripping page-turner the likes of which we haven't seen from China's leaders since The Little Red Book, and I for one look forward to the sequel The Governance of the World.
The content of th book is amazing. President Xi honors Chairman Mao, but states flatly that Mao made serious mistakes, notably the Vultural Revolution. Much of the line being advanced in this book would have been treason before 1976. Follow the history and connect the dots and you'll see that China is returning to Confucianism as their way of disciplining capitalism. An important book which, if widely read, could prevent another arms race.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you would like to know how China has so rapidly advanced since the disastrous Cultural Revolution, read this book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael J Carr
Important document for anyone who wants to understand China's present leadershipPublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you want to read a tonne of pages about Chinese propaganda then this is the book for you. For someone that wants actual understanding into president Xi look elsewhere.Published 12 months ago by Francis leung
Exactly what I was expecting and hoping for. No complaints.Published 12 months ago by John A. Fabian
Let's be clear: this is a self-published, vanity work. No more, and no less. And like all vanity works - whether in the realm of fan fiction, erotica, or yoga manuals - its... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Anatole
This was an amazing book. Everything sounds too good to be true. SOOOO many promises by the Chinese president on his quest for peaceful progress of the Chinese people under... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Phil Kay
I think everyone who is interested in politics and economics will enjoy this collection of Xi Jinping's works. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Carlick