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The Accidental Capitalist : A People's Story of the New China: Yaghmaian, Behzad: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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The Accidental Capitalist : A People's Story of the New China
The Accidental Capitalist : A People's Story of the New China
Publisher : Pluto Pr
Published Date : 2012/03
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780745332307

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Place of Publication: Great Britain
Academic Level: Undergraduate
PW Annex Reviews
PW Reviews 2012 April #2
Table of Contents
Photographs                                        viii
Timeline                                           ix
        Map                                        xii
Introduction: The Greatest Migration               1   (6)
    Book I The Tenants of the Li Family            7   (46)
      The Beautiful Rose Garden                    7   (8)
      The Li Family Village                        15  (2)
      The Portrait of Mao                          17  (12)
      Grandpa                                      29  (6)
      The Communists Buried their Soldiers         35  (4)
      The Great Famine                             39  (4)
      The Decorator's Fortune                      43  (7)
      The Scent of Fresh Grass                     50  (3)
    Book II The Migrant Girls' Long March          53  (42)
      The Toy Factory Girls                        53  (8)
      I Want to See the World                      61  (9)
      The Great Flood                              70  (6)
      Bean Curds                                   76  (7)
      I Will Be My Own Boss                        83  (4)
      Red Lanterns on the Mountain                 87  (4)
      A White-collar Worker                        91  (4)
    Book III The Accidental Capitalist             95  (41)
      Zhao Gang: The Declining                     95  (7)
      Export-Processing Industries
      Child Labor                                  102 (5)
      The Ancestor's Tomb                          107 (9)
      Lujiang                                      116 (6)
      Leaving for Shenzhen                         122 (7)
      Arise, You Prisoners of Starvation           129 (7)
    Book IV A Man for All Seasons                  136 (33)
      Yue Haitao: Saving the World in the New      136 (8)
      Leaving Qingdao                              144 (5)
      Running to Die                               149 (4)
      Taking Sides                                 153 (6)
      Own a Piece of America                       159 (6)
      Bastille Day                                 165 (4)
Conclusion                                         169

In the last three decades China has experienced the largest population movement in human history. Millions have left behind homes to find work and new opportunities in the emerging mega-cities. Through months of sustained interpersonal contact with migrant workers and factory owners, Behzad Yaghmaian paints a unique portrait of a country experiencing the turmoil of rapid development. His close listening has produced an intimate look at the hopes, hardships, triumphs and tragedies of those behind the Chinese 'economic dragon'. The Accidental Capitalist reveals the human reality behind China's rise to global-superpower status. Yaghmaian articulates the collective narrative of a people which will resonate with anyone living under capitalism and provide valuable material to students and scholars.

History Timeline Maps IntroductionI: Tenants of Li Family, The Beautiful Rose Garden, The Li Family Village, The Portrait of Mao, Grandpa, The Communists Buried their Soldiers, The Great Famine, The Decorator's Fortune, The Scent of Fresh Grass BOOK II: Migrant Girls' Long March, Toy Factory Girls, I Want to See the World, The Great Flood, Bean Curds, I Will Be My Own Boss, Red Lanterns on the Mountain, A White Color Worker BOOK III: The Accidental Capitalist, Zhao Gang: The Declining Export-Processing Industries, Child Labor, Ancestor's Tomb, Lujiang Leaving for Shenzhen, Arise, You Prisoners of Starvation BOOK IV: A Man for All Seasons, Yue Haitao: Saving the World in the New China, Leaving Qingdao, Running to Die, Taking Side, Own a Piece of America, The Bastille Day Conclusions Index