The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jun 17, 2008 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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"A comprehensive primer on the development of these Asian tigers."—Noam Lupu, San Francisco Chronicle

The Elephant and the Dragon is the essential guide to understanding how India and China are reshaping our world. With labor now unbound from geographic borders, we're seeing startling shifts in how—and where—nearly everything we buy is made. In a compelling mix of history and on-the-ground reporting, veteran journalist Robyn Meredith untangles the complex web of business and politics, as well as environmental and cultural issues that entwine India, China, and the West. She also outlines how Americans—business leaders, workers, politicians, even parents—can understand the vast changes coming and thrive in this new age.
 

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User Review  - Sovranty - LibraryThing

The book effortlessly gives the history of India and China's introduction and partnership into the global market and the impact this has had on the United States. It was interesting to learn the why's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Clif - LibraryThing

This book covers some of the same material that is contained in the book, The World Is Flat. However, this book zeros in on India (the elephant) and China (the dragon) in more detail. It also spends ... Read full review

Contents

Tectonic Economics
9
Where Mao Meets the Middle Class
15
From the Spinning Wheel to the FiberOptic Wire
38
Made by America in China
58
The Internets Spice Route
76
The Disassembly Line
97
Indias Cultural Revolution
117
Revolution by Dinner Party
138
Geopolitics Mixed with Oil and Water
159
A Catalyst for Competitiveness
188
Afterword
214
Acknowledgments
217
Notes
219
Index
237
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Robyn Meredith is a foreign correspondent for Forbes. An award-winning journalist, she was formerly a correspondent for the New York Times. She lives in Hong Kong.

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