Chinese Under Globalization

Chinese Under Globalization

Author: Hongyin Tao

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814350693

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 392

Get eBOOK →
The nine papers collected in this volume examine recent trends in language use in mainland China, and the associated social, economic, political, and cultural manifestations.

China and Globalization

China and Globalization

Author: Doug Guthrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415504010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 675

Get eBOOK →
An accessible, introductory text on contemporary China, this book covers the social, economic, and political factors responsible for China's revolutionary changes, and interweaves this structural analysis with a consideration of social changes at the micro and macro levels.

China's Regions in an Era of Globalization

China's Regions in an Era of Globalization

Author: Tim Summers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113868225X

Category: China

Page: 132

View: 101

Get eBOOK →
The rise of China has been shaped and driven by its engagement with the global economy during a period of intensified globalization, yet China is a continent-sized economy and society with substantial diversity across its different regions. This means that its engagement with the global economy cannot just be understood at the national level, but requires analysis of the differences in participation in the global economy across China's regions. This book responds to this challenge by looking at the development of China's regions in this era of globalization. It traces the evolution of regional policy in China and its implications in a global context. Detailed chapters examine the global trajectory of what is now becoming known as the Greater Bay Area in southern China, the globalization of the inland mega-city of Chongqing, and the role of China's regions in the globally-focused belt and road initiative launched by the Chinese government in late 2013. The book will be of interest to practitioners and scholars engaging with contemporary China's political economy and international relations.

Chinese Under Globalization

Chinese Under Globalization

Author: Jin Liu

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814350709

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 583

Get eBOOK →
As China experiences tremendous economic and social transformation in the reform years, language use in China has also undergone remarkable changes in the past couple decades: the national obsession with learning the global English, which becomes both a resource for modernization and a source of contention; the expanding use of local languages and dialects in mass media, where standard Mandarin is promoted and legally prescribed as the principal language; the emergence of the Internet language that has become a creative source for constructing a distinct youth identity; the Cantonese writing movement that challenges the hegemony of the Chinese writing system, which is traditionally based on northern Mandarin, to name a few. The nine papers collected in this volume examine recent trends in language use in mainland China, and the associated social, economic, political, and cultural manifestations. Drawing on their backgrounds and expertise in sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, linguistic anthropology, and cultural studies, the authors offer interdisciplinary, insightful, and critical analysis of linguistic struggles and linguistic politics in contemporary China. As such, the carefully presented details of emerging language use in this book will be of value to scholars interested in language and culture in contemporary China. It may be used as a supplementary text for students in Chinese (socio-)linguistics, Chinese language, Chinese cultural studies, Chinese anthropology, Chinese sociology, and Chinese studies in general.

Greater China in an Era of Globalization

Greater China in an Era of Globalization

Author: Sujian Guo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739135341

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 994

Get eBOOK →
Greater China in an Era of Globalization examines China's rise, its role in the greater China region, and its influence in other regions of the world. It also analyzes the idea of "Chinese globalization" and its significant implications for the world.

Globalization of Chinese Food

Globalization of Chinese Food

Author: Sidney Cheung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136002946

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 744

Get eBOOK →
Does Chinese food taste the same in different parts of the world? What has happened to the Chinese diet in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau? What has affected the foodways of Chinese communities in other Asian countries with large Chinese diasporic communities? What has made Chinese food popular in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan? What has brought about the adoption and adaptation of western food and changes in Chinese diets in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Peking? By considering the practice of globalization, this volume of essays by well-known anthropologists from many locales in Asia, describes changes, variations and innovations to Chinese food in many parts of the world, paying particular attention to questions related to how foods are introduced, maintained, localised and reinvented according to changing lifestyles and social tastes. The book reviews and broadens classic social science theories about ethnic and social identity formation through the examination of Chinese food and eating habits in many locations. It reveals surprising changes and provides a powerful testimony to the impact of late twentieth-century globalization.

English and Globalization

English and Globalization

Author: Kwok-kan Tam

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9629961849

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

View: 822

Get eBOOK →
This book offers a groundbreaking perspective on the political, cultural and pedagogical issues of English in the age of globalization. Additionaly it addresses theoretical concepts as they relate to language and globalization while simulataneously creating new perspectives on the issues. The fifteen papers that make up this collection present valuable information about the English language in Hong Kong and China. Including pioneering works that examine how language functions as a mediating agent in the global cultural formation, and vice versa.

Handbook on China and Globalization

Handbook on China and Globalization

Author: Huiyao Wang

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785366076

Category:

Page: 544

View: 713

Get eBOOK →
An excellent guide for understanding the trends, challenges and opportunities facing China through globalization, this Handbook answers the pertinent questions regarding the globalization process and China's influence on the world. With contributions from leading experts and international researchers, each chapter covers key topics regarding China's participation in globalization, including: China's new role in global economic governance; outward direct investment; China's soft power and the implications for foreign relations; global migration, diaspora and talent. An enriching range of case studies and extensive empirical research are used to explore the successes and failures of globalization in China, and to discuss the dilemmas facing decision makers in today's globalized world. A major contribution to the field, this Handbook offers valuable insights to China's often misunderstood globalization process. An essential reference for academics and researchers looking for a go-to empirical resource, this Handbook provides scholars of economics, politics and East Asian studies with an exemplary selection of contemporary research on China and globalization.

Chinese Globalization

Chinese Globalization

Author: Jiaming Sun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415673037

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 147

Get eBOOK →
This book examines the explicit effects of global connectivity on local culture and society in post-reform mainland China. It focuses on individual level globalization in China and how global socialization impacts local residents' behaviors, lifestyle, value orientation and the consequence of local transformation. Asking questions such as: What types of individual global connections have emerged and developed in China over the last three decades? What aspects of local transformations are influenced by such global connections? How does the impact of global connections vary across different aspects of local communities and institutions? Jiaming Sun uses an original micro-level relational approach to analyse how different types of individual global connections may make a difference and constitute certain outcomes of local transformation, the outcome being that global connections are capable of facilitating local transformation across different spatial, economic, and cultural settings.

Economic globalization with Chinese characteristics

Economic globalization with Chinese characteristics

Author: Johannes Gmeiner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668789630

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 113

View: 621

Get eBOOK →
Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Economics - International Economic Relations, grade: 1,7, University of Würzburg, language: English, abstract: In 2016, ‘Belt and Road’ was among the most frequently-used buzzwords in Chinese media, a term strongly correlated to the topics mentioned. The Belt and Road Initiative, formerly One Belt, One Road, symbolizes how the lion intends to shake the world. In his speech at the Word Economic Forum in Davos in January 2017, the leader of the Communist Party of China (CCP), Mr. Xi Jinping emphatically advocated a liberal economic globalisation, environmental sustainability and abolition of protectionism. According to him, China will be a spearhead in defending economic globalization and promoting global economic development and opening-up. At the end of his speech, the president referred to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which was launched in 2013 and pursues the goals of fostering cooperation, economic development and prosperity for all participating countries in a win-win manner. This initiative aims at nothing less than connecting Asia with Africa and Europe by establishing far-spreading transport infrastructure networks via land and sea, fostering trade, boosting economic integration and increasing cultural exchange. Since its launch it has attracted much attention, especially concerning its political implications and obstacles. Besides these political discussions, figures of projects usually worth billions of dollars are circulating; yet, there are no papers examining the initiative based on economic theories and specifically focusing on the initiative’s true capability to increase economic development in participating countries. The common assessment is that huge transport and other infrastructure projects are beneficial for developing countries as they may boost trade and economic growth. However, this simplistic assumption should not be accepted without evidence, as unproductive investments can have a huge negative impact on these economies; thus, this thesis will take a deeper look at the BRI’s economic characteristics and compare them to economic development theories as well as theories about the correlation of economic growth and transport infrastructure investments. In this way, it intends to clarify the potential impact on participating countries’ economic development.

Globalization and Sustainable Growth in China

Globalization and Sustainable Growth in China

Author: Yanqing Jiang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811598258

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 121

View: 877

Get eBOOK →
This book is on globalization and sustainable growth in China. Thanks to the market-oriented policy reforms initiated in the late 1970s, China has achieved spectacular economic growth over the past several decades, and its economic structure has experienced great transformation. In the meantime, in the general context of globalization, the whole country has also gradually opened up to foreign trade and foreign direct investment, transforming itself from a virtually completely closed economy to a major trading nation and the largest developing-country destination for foreign direct investment in the world. In the first three chapters of this book, we investigate the potential and actual mechanisms and channels through which globalization, especially openness to foreign trade and foreign direct investment, affects industrial development and growth disparities in China. The current wave of globalization has encouraged economic growth in the world economy and affected all sides of international economic involvement. In the next four chapters of the book, we study China and the world economy. We first join the line of research on the trade frictions between China and the United States, including an analytical chapter on trade imbalance and protectionist policy, and an empirical chapter on business cycle synchronization between China and the US. A chapter on growth cycles in the BRICS is also included to explore growth and trade linkages among these five emerging market economies. A new “conventional wisdom” on globalization is that trade and financial openness do not lead to higher economic growth by themselves, in the absence of institutional reforms. Motivated by the Chinese experience, we develop an analytical framework in the last chapter to examine the case of growth targeting in China and draw policy implication for LDCs on how to achieve positive and sustainable economic growth. This book provides the readers with new facts and new findings that shed light on their understanding of globalization and sustainable growth in China.

Communication, Public Opinion, and Globalization in Urban China

Communication, Public Opinion, and Globalization in Urban China

Author: Francis L.F. Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134676293

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 630

Get eBOOK →
As China is increasingly integrated into the processes of economic, political, social, and cultural globalization, important questions arise about how Chinese people perceive and evaluate such processes. At the same time, international communication scholars have long been interested in how local, national, and transnational media communications shape people’s attitudes and values. Combining these two concerns, this book examines a range of questions pertinent to public opinion toward globalization in urban China: To what degree are the urban residents in China exposed to the influences from the outside world? How many transnational social connections does a typical urban Chinese citizen have? How often do they consume foreign media? To what extent are they aware of the notion of globalization, and what do they think about it? Do they believe that globalization is beneficial to China, to the city where they live, and to them personally? How do people’s social connections and communication activities shape their views toward globalization and the outside world? This book tackles these and other questions systematically by analyzing a four-city comparative survey of urban Chinese residents, demonstrating the complexities of public opinion in China. Media consumption does relate, though by no means straightforwardly, to people’s attitudes and beliefs, and this book provides much needed information and insights about Chinese public opinion on globalization. It also develops fresh conceptual and empirical insights on issues such as public opinion toward US-China relations, Chinese people’s nationalistic sentiments, and approaches to analyze attitudes toward globalization.