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The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World's Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You

Helen Wang, author of The Chinese Dream, will speak about China's middle class in Menlo Park, CA.

May 26, 2011 7:00pm to 12:00am

In The Chinese Dream, a groundbreaking book about the rising middle class in China, Forbes columnist, consultant, and China expert Helen Wang challenges us to recognize that some of our fears about China are grossly misplaced. As a result of China's new capitalist paradigm, a burgeoning middle class--calculated to reach 800 million within the next fifteen years--is jumping aboard the consumerism train and riding it for all it's worth--a reality that may provide the answer to America's economic woes. And with China's increasing urbanization and top-down governmental approach, it now faces increasing energy, environmental, and health problems--problems that the U.S. can help solve. Through timely interviews, personal stories, and a historical perspective, China-born Wang takes us into the world of the Chinese entrepreneurial middle class to show how a growing global mindset and the realization of unity in diversity may ultimately provide the way to creating a saner, safer world for all.

"In a mere two decades China has developed the world's largest middle class. Helen Wang tells that story - and her own - in this wonderfully informative and readable book." --Joseph Nye, Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard University

"The Chinese Dream offers a fascinating look at one of the most dynamic forces shaping our world today. ... A truly valuable read ..." --Gady Epstein, Beijing Bureau Chief, Forbes

"... An unusual book, very readable and full of insight." --John Quelch, Professor at Harvard Business School and former Dean of London Business School

"Helen Wang takes us through the world of China's middle class with riveting personal stories,... A must-read..." --Shaun Rein, Founder and Managing Director of China Market Research Group (CMR)

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