Book reviews, Vol. 1 Issue 2, 2015

Book reviews, Vol. 1 Issue 2, 2015


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Book reviews

Jørgen DelmanKarl KochBenjamin ChemouniSancia Wai-San WanLei Zhang

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Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Reshaping their Futures and Ours. By Tarun Khanna. Boston MA.: Harvard Business School Press, 2008. 353 pp. £19.99 (cloth), £13.99 (paper). First review by Jørgen Delman; Second review by Karl Koch

Jørgen Delman is a Professor of China Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Copenhagen University. He has been Professor of China Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies since 2009. He is responsible for contemporary Chinese society and politics within the department. Jørgen has extensive experience from working with Chinese, international and Danish public, private and societal stakeholders and clients in China. Jørgen was one of the founders of His publications deal with Chinese politics and China’s new leadership, China’s climate change and renewable energy politics, China’s energy security, the architecture of the biofuels market in China, the breakdown of the dairy value chain in connection with a food security scandal in 2008, sustainable city development and climate change and global positioning of Chinese cities.

Karl Koch is Emeritus Professor of Modern languages at London South Bank University and Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Management, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand. He has held Visiting Professorships at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, University Sorbonne IV, Paris and Luis Vives (CEU) San Pablo University, Madrid. He is a past Chair of the Association for the Study of German Politics. He has published widely on German and Comparative Industrial Relations and German Area Studies. He is currently researching on European models of employee participation and cultural diversity in management.

Unravelling the China Miracle: A Comparative Study with India. By A. Besant C. Raj. BookSurge Publishing, 2006. 168 pp. $28.50 (paper). Reviewed by Benjamin Chemouni

Benjamin Chemouni is LSE fellow, teaching the course of the Department of International Development, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). After taught French in Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing, China he did MSc China in Comparative Perspective, and obtained PhD at LSE. Building upon his PhD topic the politics of state effectiveness in Burundi and Rwanda: Ruling elite legitimacy and the imperative of state performance, as a researcher at University of Manchester he conducted two research project: the comparative politics of core public sector reform: leadership, accountability and adaptation in Ghana, Malawi, rwanda and Uganda, and the political economy of social protection expansion in Africa.

Global ‘Body Shopping’: An Indian International Labor System in the Information Technology Industry. By Biao Xiang. Woodstock, Oxfordshire: Princeton University Press, 2007. 208 pp. Reviewed by Sancia Wai-San Wan

Sancia Wai-San is Resident Fellows Stanley Ho East Asia College (SHEAC), Macau, China. She obtained PhD at the Department of Geography & Environment, London School of Economics & Political Science. Her research interests and experience span a wide spectrum of topics related to globalization, including services trade (offshoring and outsourcing), knowledge-intensive business services, local and regional economic development, urban land use, transnational movement and networks of skilled labor, and knowledge transfer, with a geographic focus on East Asia.

New welfare state in East Asia: Global Challenges and Restructuring. Edited by Gyu-Jin Hwang. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2011. 192 pp. Reviewed by Lei Zhang

Lei Zhang was a PhD candidate at the department of Social Policy and Social Work, the University of York. Her research interests include: politics of welfare reform, social policy, especially in China, East Asia welfare regime. brey, Patricia. 1991. (trans.) A Twelfth-Century Chinese Manual for the Performance of Cappings, Weddings, Funerals, and Ancestral Rites. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

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Jørgen Delman, Karl Koch, Benjamin Chemouni, Sancia Wai-San Wan, Lei Zhang
Book reviews
Journal of China in Comparative Perspective
Vol.1 Issue 2. 2015, p147-159

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