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What's Wrong with China

Narrated by: George Spelvin
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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What's Wrong with China is the widely anticipated follow-up to Paul Midler's Poorly Made in China, an expose of China manufacturing practices. Applying a wider lens in this account, he reveals many of the deep problems affecting Chinese society as a whole. Once again, Midler delivers the goods by rejecting commonly held notions, breaking down old myths, and providing fresh explanations of lesser-understood cultural phenomena.

©2018 Wiley (P)2018 Gildan Media

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-10-2018

whirlwind

an honest, assertive, accurate portrayal of the Chinese psyche based on a strong combination of historical, empirical and anecdotal evidence. Jibes with my comparatively limited experience, for what it's worth. This guy should be working for our state department. also recommend his other work, poorly made in china.

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  • Laura Richardson
  • 17-03-2019

Midler Should Be Required Reading

Excellent book. After being an audible member for many years (and listening to hundreds of books), this is my first review, which indicates my sentiments on the book. This book, and even more so Poorly Made in China, gives an incredibly rich understanding of the Chinese people. It's interesting that Paul describes the Chinese culture as "informal". In fact, the culture as a whole sounds very much like "Artisans" on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator system. As he describes the cultural informalities, it is interesting to note that this sounds very much like the Indian culture (without the narcissism or sociopathy). I feel this book is a must read for anyone in business, anyone visiting China, or anyone curious to understand the Chinese. Furthermore, I feel a bit embarrassed at how easily I have believed the opinions of other authors about China, when none have spent so many years (or even any) in the trenches as have Midler.

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  • David
  • 12-05-2018

Excellent - concise, informative and timely!

Very informative on Chinese national history and personality. I was surprised at how easy it is to make sense of things that previously perplexed me.

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  • chemmonkey
  • 20-04-2018

Critical but very biased

It is ridiculous to find excuse for Japan to invade China because Japanese cared about Railway. Another problem talked about, which I agree, it copycatting. But I can see that everywhere, in the west too. Overall, the author used a vision of God to argue things he though are wrong with China.

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  • Alan Wright
  • 03-06-2018

Great book!

It articulates everything I've seen and experienced in China. Excellent book and extremely useful for anyone living in China, or considering doing business with the Chinese.