Adam Smith in Beijing : Lineages of the 21st Century

Description

In the late eighteenth century, the political economist Adam Smith predicted an eventual equalization of power between the conquering West and the conquered non-West. Demonstrating Smith's continued relevance to understanding China's extraordinary rise, Arrighi examines the events that have brought it about, and the increasing dependence of US wealth and power on Chinese imports and purchases of US Treasury bonds. In the 21st century China may well become again the kind of non-capitalist market economy that Smith described, under totally different domestic and world-historical conditions.

Details

Author(s)
Giovanni Arrighi
Format
Paperback | 432 pages
Dimensions
152.4 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 657.71g
Publication date
05 Jan 2009
Publisher
Verso Books
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
ill
ISBN10
1844672980
ISBN13
9781844672981
Bestsellers rank
193,506