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Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It

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Zachary Karabell argues that the intertwined economic relationship between China and the United States will affect our long-term prosperity more than any other contemporary issue.

As the world continues the slow work of repairing the damage of the financial crisis, it is crucial that the United States understands that it cannot go it alone. Its fusion with China is powerfu
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by Simon & Schuster (first published 2009)
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Michelle
I mostly enjoyed this book, which takes a fresh and interesting look at the growing interdependence between the Chinese and American economies. Karabell is undoubtedly correct when he says almost no one has been paying enough attention to this issue, and that a lot of our previous paradigms and models are really bumping up against this "elephant in the room". I enjoyed the approach taken of taking a "tour" through Chinese-American interactions based on case studies by various companies who have ...more
Tin Wee
The book argues that the common economic indicators are flawed and inadequate to measure the complex interdependencies of trade between countries today, and goes on to make a case of how the economies of America and China are now deeply intertwined despite both being sovereign nations, and the tensions that arise because of this. The argument is that both countries are at a crossroads and the logical step to maximise rewards is to embrace this relationship, but old fashioned nationalism and perc ...more
Gary
I related so well to this book, having just returned from a tour of Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. The author shows how the China and US economies are so tied together. It is not as simple as China buy up all our debt. Its fast growth happened because of the influence of new US capital and invention in China.

You can read excerpts on my blog site: http://bitsfrommyreading.blogspot.com/ There is a link to it on my “goodreads” profile page under “website.”
Stefan
Recommended by my step-uncle, Joe Sizer who works in the financial services sector. Premise: it's not as simple as the dominant China-America narrative would have you believe- the dependence runs both ways, and nothing like this has ever existed on earth. Fascinating read, I appreciated Karabell's attempt to sort out the complicated path that got us to today, and his work to add detail to an oft over-simplified situation. Made me want to learn to speak Chinese.
Robert Corbett
Interesting case stories of US business adapting themselves to China as it changed its stance on the market economy. Did not read enough to figure out if he provides a framework to think of the relationship of the economies, but it is a good place to see what is really going under the fearmongers idea of "Chinamerica". (Hint: historians of money can only think of history in terms of money.)
Morgan Glenny
Had to read it for a Government class in college. It was well written but very hard to get through and the points are restated over and over. The book could be easily cut in half and the writer would still get all his points across. I would never read this book unless forced to and will hopefully never have to look at it again.
Mike
Somewhat interesting account of how American businesses moved into China. Found the book a bit boring.
Jim
I learned somethings here. a reasonable book but not a great book.
Frank
hedge fund manager celebrates chance to get rich in China!
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