Author(s): Sara Bongiorni
This title includes a Foreword by Joel L. Naroff, PhD, President, Naroff Economic Advisors Incorporated, Chief Economist, Commerce Bank. 'Over the past century, Americans' images of China have fluctuated wildly from victim, to heroic fighter, to Communist fanatic. We have loved them and feared them. And now, as Sara Bongiorni shows in vivid personal terms, we are in a new phase where it is a little of both. China has become an economic giant that can step on our toes, but that we must embrace' - John Maxwell Hamilton, Dean and Hopkins P. Breazeale Foundation Professor Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University.'When the writer resolves to forgo Chinese imports for one year, she leads her lively family in a fascinating experiment that requires surprising feats of will power and ingenuity. The family's adventure through the maze of modern America's consumer life is both thought provoking and delightful to read. Those little 'Made in China' labels will never seem the same again' - Mark Fabiani, former White House special counsel and media/political consultant.
Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Chapter One: Farewell, My Concubine. Chapter Two: Red Shoes. Chapter Three: Rise and China. Chapter Four: Manufacturing Dissent. Chapter Five: A Modest Proposal. Chapter Six: Mothers of Invention. Chapter Seven: Summer of Discontent. Chapter Eight: Red Tide. Chapter Nine: China Dreams. Chapter Ten: Meltdown. Chapter Eleven: The China Season. Chapter Twelve: Road's End. Epilogue. About the Author. Index.