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I do give credit to Arrighi for being positive about China’s growth and partially progressive nature, while other leftists have totally dismissed China without a very deep understanding of the country or culture. Extraordinarily novel insights into the emerging 21st century through the lens and vision of Adam Smith and Karl Marx.

Arrighi argues his case in great detail — using an elaborate exegesis of The Wealth of Nationswhich will send many readers back to that text in amazement. I really appreciate the theoretical comparison between Xrrighi Smith, best known as the founder of capitalism, and Karl Marx, best known for critiquing capitalism.

This is also a problem in the pekjn of Arrighi’s analysis, but as far as I can tell, it doesn’t break apart the rest of his argument. The author knows this, but evidently feels the need to offer a more hopeful alternative. Why it’s popping off everywhere.

Adam Smith en Pekín (Cuestiones de antagonismo)

His other important book that I’ve read, The Long Twentieth Centuryfocuses on how centers of finance moved throughout history. Oct 11, Nic Paget-Clarke rated it it was amazing. Are China and the endless accumulation of capital required by the capitalist world system compatible? Here, the government is a major player – not in controlling the markets, but as a major investor and maintaining the stability of the national economy.


Open Preview See a Problem? Prateek Anand rated it it was amazing May 18, Apr 23, Stas marked it as to-read.

Cleanly written, engaging, and up-to-date. Giovanni Arrighi 18 March This is all very interesting, but nonetheless the fit between the two parts of the book is not entirely convincing. Jan 01, Will rated it really liked it. Arrighi was one of the leading figures in that leftist mixture of economic and political analysis known as ‘world-system theory’, pioneered by Immanuel Wallerstein and-I would imagine-much indebted to the Annales.

The inter-connections of many wars, treaties, and other historical events are explained in great detail.

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Sean B rated it really liked it Mar 25, The Premises of Hobson’s Definition. Jul 12, Ed rated it it was amazing.

However, giovahni still does NOT let Arrighi off the hook for not seeing how far down the road towards capitalism the Chinese state really is. Chris England rated it really liked it Oct 16, Published ten years ago, when the Iraq fiasco was still fairly fresh, its analysis has b Truly fascinating.

Jul 22, Jaime McCauley is currently reading it. A great read if you want your existing paradigms challenged and set down in new places. Bush’s invasion permanently destabilized the Middle East, letting loose a chaos that continues to spiral and threatens to engulf the globe.

Together they constitute a stunning work of world history with theoretical and political intent whose intellectual roots lie in a mix of radical historiographical traditions. Adam Smith in Beijing: Provocative as it may sound, the title actually captures the essence of the book: Now I should add the caveat that Arrighi’s analysis is about a very stylized version of China, and it still has multiple problems in trying to interpret its regional and local government.


Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century

Furthermore, Xi Jinping’s sometimes forceful usage of economic diplomacy might indicate that China’s approach was or became purely pragmatic, rather than in any committed sense concerned with ‘the global south’. Sign up here for discounts and quicker purchasing.


Be the first to ask a question about Adam Smith in Beijing. The rest of the book is devoted to the ‘transfer of power’ from West to East, which started with the independence movements of the s through the end of the colonial war in Vietnam and Deng Xiaoping’s reforms after In this magisterial new work, Giovanni Arrighi shows how China’s extraordinary rise invites us to reassess radically the conventional reading of The Wealth of Nations.

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Adam Smith en Pekín by Giovanni Arrighi (1 star ratings)

This books includes discussion of the history and the now of China. One of the most thought sith books I’ve read in the last year or so. A naive and unrepentant Marxist reviews it here. The most recent chapters focus on George W. I am not sure I fully accept this analysis but it is a strong wake up call to the Extraordinarily novel insights into the emerging 21st century through the lens and vision of Adam Smith and Karl Marx.

I will have to finish the book, and probably read a little more on the subject before I can decide firmly whether, as Arrighi seems to contend, Smith was indeed defending small ish specialised production units with a high degree of flexibility. The simple fact is that the future is not adamm.